The richest flavor and color cocoa powders

Bensdorp's rich range of cocoa powders for ice cream conveys an authentic chocolate flavor with a distinctive hint of bitterness. Our cocoa powders give your ice cream a firm body and an excellent melting behavior.

Cocoa powders for rich chocolate flavor

Our cocoa powders for ice cream give a deliciously intense chocolate flavor for an ultimate chocolate indulgence.

Here is our selection of Bensdorp cocoa powders to help you create the best flavor and color chocolate experience. There is of course much more available, so for more information reach out to your customer support team.

cocoa powder sensory mapping in ice cream
Cocoa Powder sensory mapping in ice cream

Cocoa powders for a premium color sensory

- We recommend to use 5% of cocoa powder in your recipe. For a darker color, either increase the amount or switch to a powder with a higher degree of alkalisation.

- The dry color of the powder changes as the powder is blended in the application. Therefore when selecting your color, we recommend to always test the wet (intrinsic) color.

- In application, low fat cocoa powders have a darker color than their high fat counterparts with the same degree of alkalisation.

Cocoa powders for a premium color sensory

Irresistible textures

Irresistible textures

- Cocoa powders with higher fat levels bring a longer lasting flavor and a smoother texture.

- Ice creams prepared with high fat cocoa powders have a longer melting time allowing a better stability.

- For a delicious multi-textured chewy stracciatella effect add 5% of Croquoa inclusions. Only made out of 2 ingredients: cocoa & sugar!

Chocolate Claims

When blended with sugar, Bensdorp’s selection of high fat cocoa powders (20/22 & 22/24) allow you to claim ‘Chocolate’ on your package.

With Bensdorp’s Dark Chocolate powder you can show real pieces of chocolate on pack and claim: ‘Dark chocolate’.

Chocolate Claims

Dairy-free indulgence

Ice cream with Natural Dark cocoa powder
Ice cream with Natural Dark cocoa powder

We have selected the best cocoa powder flavors for your dairy free ice creams:

- For almond milk recipes, prefer Bensdorp Dark Chocolate powder for its round caramel, nutty flavor.

- Coconut milk recipes work particularly well with the DW cocoa powder which brings a nice balanced chocolate, caramel flavor.

- For soy milk, we recommend the Santo Domingo origin for its balanced cocoa chocolate flavor.

For other plant based dairy-free ice cream applications please contact us to find the best matching cocoa powder maximizing your flavor and color experience.

Discover our range of Bensdorp cocoa powders for ice cream application

  • Croquoa S

    Crunchy inclusions with a light, aerated texture and a delicious dark chocolate flavor. They show an excellent behavior at high temperature (up to 200 °C) where chocolate drops can't go!

    Can be declared as chocolate inclusion on consumer packaging. 

  • Defatted Cocoa Powder

    Low fat cocoa powder with less than 1% cocoa butter. It is ideal for low calorie applications and aerated bakery recipes such as macarons and meringues. Thanks to the very low cocoa butter content the risk of fat blooming is reduced in coatings and spreads. Classic balance cocoa and dark chocolate flavour with a brown colour.

  • 22/24 SR

    Highly dutched, high fat cocoa powder made from high quality West African cocoa beans.


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