Prunes complement the flavor of cream, yogurt, crème fraiche, chevre, pecorino, fontina, and other dairy selections. Prune yogurt and prune ice cream are perennial favorites in Europe and are rapidly gaining market share in the United States. Prune whip is a classic dessert treat that is regaining popularity.
Incorporating prunes into dairy products imparts a health halo and can reinforce the digestive health claims of yogurt. Prune ingredients can provide a natural sweetness without adding sugar, an increasingly important issue for today’s health-conscious consumers.