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R&D and Innovation

Innovation is our motivation; it’s our driving passion and is at the heart of everything we do. The Denali Ingredients R&D team specializes in developing innovative solutions that solve our customer’s product challenges.

View our most recent flavor innovation offerings:

Learn more about our Flavor Innovation process on our YouTube channel.

R&D Facilities & Collaboration

Our state-of-the-art facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin is known in the industry as a space for customers to collaborate onsite with our R&D team. We have made the investments to become THE “go-to” ingredients supplier for innovative products and solutions. Our facilities include:

R&D Innovation Center

A laboratory where we research and develop new ingredients and innovative flavor concepts, often inviting our customers to join us onsite for a collaborative process.

Tasting Room

A dedicated space to taste and review products with our customers.

Pilot Lab

A space where we can simulate full-scale ice cream manufacturing, giving our customers the opportunity to bring their ideas and new concepts to life every step of the way.

Environment Testing

MicroClimate heat shock cabinet to simulate a product’s durability capability through the entire distribution process.

Research & Development

To best serve our customers, Denali Ingredients has a dedicated R&D lab, staffed by food science experts with over 100 years of combined product development experience. Our R&D team often connects and collaborates directly with our customers’ R&D and production resources.



The Denali R&D team can develop and formulate to specific ingredient requirements, such as:

  • Clean Label
  • No HFCS
  • No Artificial Colors
  • Natural Flavors
  • No Modified Starches
  • Non-GMO
  • Hormone/rBST-Free Dairy
  • Non-Dairy
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free

Our R&D department works side-by-side with customers by providing technical service from initial product development through manufacturing. We’d love to innovate and collaborate with you! Contact us to learn more.