As more consumers seek out plant-based foods, General Mills Foodservice introduces a new product to help foodservice operations meet demand and round out their menus with more plant-based offerings. New Yoplait® ParfaitPro® Dairy Free Vanilla Coconut Based Yogurt Alternative is the first and only dairy-free yogurt alternative in a bulk bag format, allowing operators to prepare vegan and dairy-free recipes in less time, with less labor and less mess and waste.

The new coconut-based yogurt alternative features a smooth and creamy texture that makes it a versatile, non-dairy option for applications where yogurt is used, from parfaits and smoothies to dips, dressings, desserts and much more. Yoplait® ParfaitPro® Dairy Free Vanilla is crafted from simple, non-GMO ingredients and is also gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, Kosher dairy, and made without gelatin and artificial flavors.

“Yoplait® ParfaitPro® Dairy Free Vanilla not only checks off a lot of boxes to meet a range of dietary preferences, but it’s also a great product to create a variety of savory and sweet menu items,” said Chef Kevin Relf, who is part of the Chefs of the Mills team and appreciates the role of high-quality ingredients in keeping menu items simple and delicious. “In addition to the expected parfaits and smoothies, the coconut-based yogurt alternative works well as an ingredient for both cold and hot applications, from entrees to soups. It holds up really well with no separation or curdling.” 

Chef Relf also created several recipes using Yoplait® ParfaitPro® Dairy Free Vanilla, such as dairy-free buffalo coconut pulled chicken lettuce wraps, dairy-free pancakes and waffles, dairy-free coconut panna cotta, dairy-free coconut cream pie, vegan ranch dressing and more. The downloadable recipe collection can be found here.

“The creamy coconut base provides an indulgent taste experience without the dairy,” adds Chef Relf.  “General Mills is excited to give operators a product to help create more menu items with mainstream appeal in a convenient format that allows them to save time, space and waste.”

Yoplait® ParfaitPro® Dairy Free Vanilla is packaged in a multi-serve, 48-ounce bag that is pre-perforated for an easy three-step process that simply requires operators to tear, squeeze and toss with less waste than other bulk yogurts available in tubs.