The Global Plant-Based Drinks, Yogurt & Ice Cream report identifies consumer attitudes towards sustainable ingredients, functional claims, and flavour in plant-based drinks. The Plant-Based Drinks, Yogurt & Ice Cream Market report covers the market size, market forecast, market segmentation and industry trends for the Plant-Based Drinks, Yogurt & Ice Cream Market.

Current Market Landscape 

With health becoming a growing priority for many consumers, functional and nutrient-dense claims are shaping launch activity of the plant-based drinks market. With the COVID-19 pandemic drawing more attention to consumer health and wellbeing, consumers are increasing looking for healthy plant-based alternatives.

  • Plant-based ice cream and frozen yogurt is currently 25% more expensive than dairy varieties.
  • 45% of adults in Poland say that swapping dairy-based yogurts or yogurt drinks for plant-based ones helps the environment.
  • 47% of adults in China look for plant-based drinks which have a high protein content.

Innovation in plant-based drinks is addressing consumer concerns around sustainable ingredients, production, and packaging. Plant-based yogurts will leverage their ingredients as a natural source of fibres to offer broad health, nutritional, and wellbeing benefits, including digestion, cardiovascular benefits and weight management.

Future Market Trends in ant-Based Drinks, Yogurt & Ice Cream

Looking to the future of plant-based drinks, yogurt and ice cream, brands will need to convince consumers of the sustainability of plant-based products, with achieving price parity with dairy products helping plant-based options to compete in the wider category.

In order to enhance their indulgent positioning, plant-based ice cream variants need to focus more on their flavour, taste and texture enhancements in order to create more indulgent propositions. Moreover, the quality of ingredients will be key to successful innovations in plant-based drinks, yogurt and ice cream.

Read on to discover more details or take a look at all of our Drinks market research.

Quickly understand

  • The impact of COVID-19 on consumers and their engagement with smart home technology.
  • Who are the key demographics for smart home products and where marketers should focus efforts for sales growth.
  • What factors shoppers look for in smart home purchases and what themes resonate best with smart home participants.
  • Attitudes toward smart home technology and how consumers perceive the category.

Covered in this report

Brands: The Collective, Onecup, Take Two, Mill It, Alpro, Yoplait, Beleaf, Green Day, Carrefour, Food for Future, Tesco, Wicked Kitchen, Lima, Nomoo, Abbot Kinney’s, Wunda, Soom, Scheckter’s, Juhayna, Hooray!, Nestle, Triple Blend Protein, Calli.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

This report, written by Mikolaj Kaczorowski, a leading analyst in the Drinks sector, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Launch activity is centring around sustainability, both in packaging and production, while better-for-you qualities are in demand.

Mikolaj Kaczorowski
Innovation Analyst

Table of Contents


    • Europe: more competitive prices can drive growth
    • [Graph] Europe: avg $ per 100 ml/g by sub-category, private label vs branded, 2020-21
    • [Graph] Europe: avg $ per 100 ml/g by sub-category, 2020-21
    • Europe: innovators react to consumers’ concerns around sustainability
    • [Graph] Europe: plant-based dairy with select ethical and environmental claims, 2016-21
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  2. APAC

    • Asia: better-for-you qualities are in demand
    • [Graph] Asia: fastest-growing plus and functional claims in plant-based drinks, yogurts and ice creams, 2016-17 vs 2020-21
    • Asia: greater flavour innovation can drive growth
    • [Graph] Asia: top 10 flavour component subgroup in plant-based drinks, yogurts and ice cream, 2020-21
    • Australia & New Zealand
  3. Americas

    • North America: address sustainability concerns
    • [Graph] North America: plant-based drinks, yogurts and ice cream with ethical and environmental claims, 2016-21
    • North America: plant-based options need to satisfy consumers’ nutritional needs
    • Latin America

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The Consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Competitors

Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

The Market

Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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