When it comes to dairy and ice cream, essential oils present a fascinating world of flavor possibilities. Make your dairy products more natural and increase your market share by using essential oils rather than synthetic flavorings. 

Note that many of our flavor oils are organic certified. Note that essential oils are potent flavorings. It's crucial to use them wisely and in moderation in your food formulations.

Here are some popular essential oils used in these creamy delights

Classic Creams

• Vanilla: The timeless star of food flavorings, adding a warm, sweet, and complex note to nut milks, ice creams, yogurts, puddings, and custards.

• Lemon: Infuses a bright, zesty freshness to yogurt smoothies, sorbet, and lemon cheesecakes, and ice creams.

• Orange: Brings a vibrant, sunny citrus burst to orange sherbet, cream cheese frostings, and ricotta desserts.

• Almond: Offers a subtle, nutty sweetness to ice cream bases, panna cotta, and mascarpone-based desserts.


Spiced Delights

• Cinnamon: Warm and spicy, perfect for cinnamon ice cream, chai yogurt, and spiced ricotta fillings.

• Nutmeg: Adds a touch of warm, complex spice to eggnog, cream liqueurs, and pumpkin ice cream.

• Cardamom: Offers a unique, floral spiciness to Indian-inspired desserts, rice pudding, and mango lassi.

• Ginger: Infuses a warm, peppery zing into ginger ice cream, chai yogurts, and dairy-free frozen desserts.

Herbal Escapes

• Peppermint: A refreshing coolness for chocolate-mint ice cream, milkshakes, and stracciatella gelato.

• Lavender:  Creates a floral aroma in lavender honey ice cream, ricotta cheesecake, and milk baths.

• Rose: Lends a delicate, floral sweetness to Turkish-inspired milk desserts, rosewater ice cream, and panna cotta.

• Rosemary: Offers a savory, herbaceous touch to savory goat cheese dips, ricotta bruschetta, and goat cheese gelato.


Beyond the Traditional

Important Tips

Always use food-grade essential oils Generally Recognized as Safe.

  Dilute in a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil.

 Add at the end of mixing to preserve delicate flavors.

  Remember, essential oils are highly concentrated and can easily overpower other flavors. Start with tiny amounts, and gradually increase to the desired taste. Consider diluting the essential oils with carrier oils like olive or coconut oil.

Safety Statement re Food flavorings HBNO’s Food Grade Essential Oils are concentrated aromatic and flavor ingredients listed by the US Food and Drug Administration as “Generally Recognized as Safe for Human Consumption” which may be used in a mixture for food applications when used in a customary manner and safe quantity according to legal and FDA / FEMA GRAS guidelines.

 For home kitchens, a drop or two is often all that is required to impart the desired flavor. For industrial applications, it is the user’s responsibility to consult such professional sources as FEMA for guidance (expressed in parts-per-million) as to safe use of GRAS substances in their particular food formulations. FEMA: Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States. External link to: https://www.femaflavor.org/ 

 All HBNO products listed as Food Flavoring Ingredients are processed and handled as a food ingredient, with our obsessive dedication to cleanliness and food safety, including testing of each lot of the product for quality, and adherence to FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Human Consumption.