We deliver the promise of dairy – whey protein, lactose and milk powders. These powerhouse ingredients contribute nutrition and function to the world’s foods, beverages and nutraceuticals.

A complete protein, whey contains all the essential amino acids in an optimum blend for human health. We offer whey protein concentrates, hydrolysates and isolates.

A unique carbohydrate found only in mammalian milk, lactose is useful in a wide range of applications. We offer edible and refined grades of lactose.

A convenient way to deliver milk’s nutrition when refrigeration and storage is a challenge, milk powder is also an important ingredient. We currently offer skim milk powder and nonfat dry milk.


It’s simple to meet consumer demand for products that are nutritious and appetizing. Start with dairy protein – the ingredients that deliver: complete protein for lean muscle, clean flavor for higher use levels and stability across processing methods. Check out these concept ideas. Could they be the start of a new product for you?

Purple Cow Drink Mix – Fortification   

Lightly effervescent drink mix inspired by old fashioned fountain soda. Includes Hilmar 9020 WPI for 10 grams of protein to aid in muscle recovery, and isotonics for hydration.

Egg-Replaced Pound Cake – Alternatives   

Made with Hilmar 7000 WPC to completely replace egg and still bake a moist, delicious pound cake.

Horchata – Ethnic Foods   

Traditional sweet, cinnamon-y Latin drink fortified with Hilmar 8360 WPH and Hilmar Skim Milk Powder to deliver the protein equivalency of a glass of milk.

Our Story

A true American business story, we started as a “what if” imagined on the back of a coffee shop napkin. From our first use of about 400,000 pounds of milk a day in 1984 to our current use of more than 21 million pounds a day, learn how we deliver the promise of dairy…

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