ChickP Protein, a food-tech startup, introduces chickpea protein isolate for plant-based ice cream.
ChickP has developed a prototype of plant-based ice cream with its protein isolate in co-operation with Vaniglia, an ice cream chain headquartered in Israel.
“Our ChickP Isolate ingredient answers consumers’ growing demand for vegan products with a dairy-like experience,” said Liat Lachish Levy, CEO of ChickP. “Consumers, especially flexitarians, have become much pickier when choosing a frozen indulgence and will not compromise on flavour or mouthfeel. Our biggest challenge was to develop a solution that would appeal to broader populations, to give the consumer the full sensory experience of real dairy ice cream. When we started the project, the goal was to create a non-dairy ice cream that tastes, looks, and feels like the real thing.”
“Our ChickP protein portfolio is highly functional and versatile and can even allow for the creation of a mascarpone-like texture in a plant-based ice cream,” added Maor Dahan, application manager for ChickP. “We were able to imitate the exact rich, uniquely creamy taste and texture of mascarpone.”