Dubai: Camel milk ice creams, the first of its kind, will hit the UAE markets soon.
Camel milk, which is an integral part of the traditional Arabian diet, is slightly saltier than cow's milk and has numerous health benefits.
"We have spent a lot of time creating flavours that we feel are different and most importantly not available in the market," Abdullah Saif Al Darmaki, the CEO of Al Ain Dairy, the company producing the ice creams, told the Gulf News.
"But, we wanted to do something completely different which is why we have invested in new technology to produce a range of camel milk ice creams in niche flavours," he said.
"It will be launched by the mid of this year as the project is on approval stage," he added.
The ice cream will be produced with pure camel milk and other ingredients, with no additives of cow milk-based ingredients.
The company has already started producing camel milk ice cream on a pilot basis.
Al Ain Dairy unveiled preview samples of this new product in November last year creating four flavours, dates, saffron, caramel and chocolate.
The CEO said an investment of USD 2.7 million (10 million dirhams) will be made to redesign the existing facility for the commercial production of camel milk ice cream.