U.S. Dairy Products > Milk Proteins

Functional Properties

Milk proteins are high-quality proteins naturally found in milk. Due to their nutritional and functional benefits, milk protein ingredients expand the possibilities to formulate protein-packed foods and beverages that consumers demand.

Functional Properties of Milk Proteins

Water binding, thickening and viscosity Soups and sauces, meat products, bakery products, confectionery, chocolate, yogurt, cheese
Emulsification Soups and sauces, ice cream, confectionery, meat products, coffee whitener
Foaming and whipping Ice cream, desserts, whipped toppings
Gelation Cheese, yogurt, bakery, confectionery
Heat stability Recombined milk, soups and sauces, and enteral and clinical nutrition
Color/flavor development Chocolate, confectionery