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Ice-cream Premix And Stabilizers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Stabilizer, Premix), By Distribution Channel (Organizational, Distributorship, Retail), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-067-4
  • Number of Pages: 240
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Market Size & Trends

The global ice-cream premix and stabilizers market size was valued at USD 2,781.2 million in 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% from 2023 to 2030. The global market is expected to experience significant growth in the coming years driven by factors, such as increasing demand for frozen desserts and the rising popularity of customized & artisanal ice-cream flavors. Ice-cream premixes are pre-made blends of ingredients that can be used to create ice-cream without the need for additional ingredients or specialized equipment. These premixes can help streamline the ice-cream production process and reduce costs for manufacturers, which is expected to contribute to market growth.

U.S. Ice-Cream Premix And Stabilizers Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

In addition, the growing demand for customized and unique ice-cream flavors is expected to drive demand for premixes that can help manufacturers create new and innovative products. Stabilizers, on the other hand, are ingredients that are added to ice-cream and other frozen desserts to improve their texture, consistency, and shelf life. The increasing demand for high-quality and consistent ice-cream products is expected to drive demand for stabilizers, as they can help manufacturers maintain product quality and prevent issues, such as melting or separation. Another factor driving the market is the rising popularity of customized and artisanal flavors. Consumers are looking for unique and innovative ice-cream flavors, and ice-cream premixes can help manufacturers create these new products.

Stabilizers can also help maintain the consistency and texture of these new flavors, ensuring that they meet consumers’ expectations. The cost-effectiveness of ice-cream premixes and stabilizers is another important driver of the market. By streamlining the production process and reducing costs, manufacturers can produce ice-cream more efficiently and at a lower cost. This is especially beneficial for industrial manufacturers who produce ice-cream in bulk quantities. In addition, the use of stabilizers can help extend the end product’s shelf life. This is important for both manufacturers and retailers, as it can help reduce waste and increase profitability. By maintaining the quality and freshness of products, stabilizers can help ensure that consumers have a positive experience.

Type Insights

In the type segment, stabilizer dominated the market with over 86.0% revenue share in 2022. One of the primary factors driving the demand stabilizer in the market is its ability to improve the texture and mouthfeel of ice-cream. Gelatin helps prevent ice crystal formation, which can cause ice-cream to become gritty and unpleasant to eat. It also helps create a smooth and creamy texture, which is a key characteristic of high-quality ice-cream. In addition, gelatin is a versatile stabilizer that can be used in a wide range of ice-cream products, including low-fat and no-fat ice-creams. This makes it an attractive option for manufacturers who want to create healthier ice-cream products without sacrificing taste or texture.

Several companies operating are launching innovative products and are expanding their reach through business expansions and mergers. For instance, in April 2023, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) launched a new system for ice-cream manufacturers that reduces costs by up to 25% and the carbon footprint of ingredients by up to 30%. It combines an ice-cream stabilizers system with flavor-modulating technology to maintain high quality and indulgent taste while reducing milk solids and fat content. The market for guar gum in stabilizer type is expected to witness significant growth with a CAGR of 4.1% over the forecast period. The demand for guar gum stabilizers is primarily driven by their unique properties, which make them an effective stabilizing agent in ice-cream production.

Guar gum is a natural polysaccharide that is derived from the guar bean, and it is known for its ability to thicken, emulsify, and stabilize food products. In ice-cream production, guar gum is used as a stabilizer to improve texture, enhance the overall quality of the ice-cream, and prevent ice crystallization. Moreover, guar gum is also a cost-effective alternative to other stabilizing agents, such as carrageenan and xanthan gum, which has further increased its demand in the market. In addition, the increasing demand for natural and organic food products has contributed to the demand for guar gum stabilizers, as they are a natural ingredient that can be used in organic ice-cream formulations.

The market for premix is expected to witness significant growth with a CAGR of 4.8% over the forecast period. Premixes flavor like chocolate has a versatile flavor that can be paired with a wide range of other flavors and ingredients. This makes it an ideal addition to ice-cream premixes as it can enhance the taste of other flavors and create unique combinations that appeal to a broad range of consumers.

The market for fruit flavor premix in premix flavor is expected to witness a significant growth with a CAGR of 4.9% over the projected period. The market for fruit flavor in ice-cream premix is driven by several factors. Firstly, the increasing demand for natural and organic ingredients in ice-cream products is fueling the demand for fruit flavors, as they are considered healthier alternatives to artificial flavors. In addition, the growing popularity of fruity and exotic flavors among consumers, especially younger demographics, is driving the demand for fruit-based ice-cream products.

Distribution Channel Insights

The distributorship segment had the highest revenue of USD 1136.9 million in 2022. The distributorship segment is primarily driven by the need to efficiently and effectively distribute these products to a wide range of customers. Distributors play a crucial role in the ice-cream and premix market by providing a link between the manufacturers and the end-users. The market for organizational distribution channels like KFC, McDonald’s, and other fast-food chains in this market is expected to witness significant growth with a CAGR of 3.8% over the projected period.

Global Ice-cream Premix And Stabilizers Market share and size, 2022

These fast-food chains have a vast network of outlets and a significant customer base, making them an attractive distribution channel for manufacturers of ice-cream stabilizers and premixes. By partnering with these chains, manufacturers can effectively reach a large number of customers in different regions. Moreover, the increasing demand for ice-cream products from these fast-food chains is driving the growth of the overall market. As a result, manufacturers are seeking effective ways to distribute their products to meet the rising demand from these chains.

Regional Insights

In terms of revenue, North America is anticipated to witness significant growth with a CAGR of 3.5% from 2023 to 2030. The regional market is primarily driven by several factors, including the growing demand for ice-cream products, the increasing trend of eating desserts & snacks, and the rising popularity of frozen desserts among consumers. In the U.S., the market is growing owing to the increasing popularity of artisanal and premium ice cream, which requires high-quality ingredients and stabilizers to achieve the desired texture, consistency, and shelf life.

Ice-cream Premix And Stabilizers Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Consumers are willing to pay a premium price for such products, which has led to a surge in demand for ice cream stabilizers & premixes in this region. Asia Pacific dominated the market with a revenue share of 38.38% and is expected to retain its position growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the forecast period. One of the key factors boosting the Asia Pacific market growth is the high demand for ice-creams and frozen desserts in the region, which is being driven by changing dietary habits, increasing disposable income, and the popularity of convenience foods. In addition, with the rising popularity of food delivery apps & services, there is a rising demand for ice-creams and other frozen desserts.

The market in Middle East & Africa is expected to witness a significant CAGR of 4.0% from 2022 to 2030. One of the key factors driving the regional market is the increasing demand for ice-cream products due to the hot weather conditions. As the temperature rises in the Middle East & Africa region, the demand for cold and refreshing treats, such as ice-creams, increases.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is expected to witness moderate competition owing to the presence of numerous players across the industry. Owing to changing consumer trends, many companies are expanding their product portfolio to gain a competitive edge in the market. Some of the key players include DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, Vanderbilt Minerals, Cargill, CP Kelco, Incom, DuPont, TIC Gums, Palsgaard, Jungbunzlauer, Infusions4chefs, Neelkanth Polymers, Vikas WSP, Sunita Hydrocolloids, Fufeng Group, Hindustan Gum. Manufacturers are increasingly engaged in R&D activities related to products that are used in the manufacturing of ice-cream premix and stabilizers. They are also expanding their product portfolio to meet the growing product demand from the application industry. Some of the key companies operating in the global ice-cream premix and stabilizers market include:

  • DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

  • Vanderbilt Minerals

  • Cargill

  • CP Kelco

  • Incom

  • DuPont

  • TIC Gums

  • Palsgaard

  • Jungbunzlauer

  • Infusions4chefs

  • Neelkanth Polymers

  • Vikas WSP

  • Sunita Hydrocolloids

  • Fufeng Group

  • Hindustan Gum

Ice-cream Premix And Stabilizers Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 2,873.0 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 3,722.3 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, distribution channel, region

Region scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S; Canada; Mexico; Italy; France; UK; Germany; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia; New Zealand; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi; Arabia; UAE; Egypt; Turkey

Key companies profiled

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences; Vanderbilt Minerals; Cargill; CP Kelco; Incom; DuPont; TIC Gums; Palsgaard; Jungbunzlauer; Infusions4chefs; Neelkanth Polymers; Vikas WSP; Sunita Hydrocolloids; Fufeng Group; Hindustan Gum

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Global Ice-cream Premix And Stabilizers Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the ice-cream premix and stabilizers market based on type, distribution channel, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Stabilizer

    • Premix

  • Stabilizer Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Agar

    • Gelatin

    • Xanthan Gum

    • Carrageenan

    • Guar Gum

    • Others

  • Premix Flavor Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Vanilla

    • Chocolate

    • Fruit

    • Others

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Organizational

    • Distributorship

    • Retail

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Italy

      • France

      • UK

      • Germany

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • New Zealand

    • Central and South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Egypt

      • Turkey

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