Guar Gum Powder in Ice Cream Industry

Ice cream is been one of the popular dairy product since years. It is a frozen dessert made from the dairy products consisting of milk, ice crystals etc. In order to achieve the desired quality proper processing and formulation, stabilizers are been used. Stabilizers in ice cream help to increase in viscosity of ice cream mix, aeration improvement, and control of meltdown. One of the most commonly used stabilizers in ice cream industry is the guar gum powder.

Guar Gum Powder is been obtained from the seeds of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus that has been cultivated from the regions of northwest India. It is a rich source of protein and hence is also been used in different industrial applications. Guar Gum Powder is a white creamy powder that has the ability to suspend solid, bind water and is been used as a stabilizer in the ice cream industry.

Guar Gum Facts

Guar Gum Powder in Ice Cream Industry –
  • Guar gum powder helps to produce smoothness in body and texture.
  • During storage of ice cream, it helps to reduce ice and lactose crystal growth.
  • It provides uniformity to the product.
  • It helps to get a degree of shape retention during melting.
  • It improves creaminess and reduces wateriness in ice cream.
  • It has higher water thickening potential that is eight times more than cornstarch.
  • It reduces ice and lactose crystal growth during storage
  • Guar gum powder, a polysaccharide when used at a concentration of 0.2% produces good quality of ice cream.
  • It maintains the viscosity of ice cream with a slow and uniform meltdown, stiffness, enhancing whip ability, prevents shrinkage etc.
The amount of stabilizers used in ice cream depends upon its properties, ingredients used, pressure, temperature, mix composition etc. Guar gum powder is been considered as the strong stabilizer in ice cream and generally, 0.1-0.2% is been used to mix it in the ice cream. Hence it imparts specific and important functions to the finished products. The primary function of a stabilizer is that it absorbs & holds a large amount of bound water, in turn, giving a smooth texture and also permits withstanding heat shock in the resultant product

Other Applications of Guar Gum Powder includes –

  • Guar gum powder is used in the bakery as a moisture-preserving and fat retarding agent.
  • In sauces and salads, it helps to reduce water and oil separation.
  • It produces highest grade confectionary and lower calories in beverages
  • It is also bee used as a thickener in pet food


Hence, guar gum powder has been useful in different industries including textile, pharmaceutical, cosmetic etc.  Avlasthydrocolloids provides with the high quality of guar gum powder that is widely been used in different industries. Our guar gum powder offered provides with 100 mesh to 300 mesh and 3000 to 9000 viscosity. We are a global supplier of global supplier and developer of natural thickener, stabilizer, bonding agent, emulsifier, natural fiber, a gelling agent. Along with guar gum powder, we are also supplier in different stabilizer and thickeners like guar meal, cassia gum powder, cassia tora seed, cassia tora meal, cassia tora splits and many more. For more information contact us today and know about the different application of stabilizers, emulsifiers, thickeners used in various industries.