Extensively used in icings, toppings and cake mixes, ice cream, other
desserts, bakery and pastry products, chewing gum, coffee whitener,
butter and other spreads, milk powder for baby food, and imitation milk
can also be used as a vehicle for a drug (dissolved or suspended), as
a wetting agent, to help the wetting of a suspended powder , as a thickener.
Owing to its high viscosity, it can be mixed with vegetable oils, to
increase viscosity thus preventing separation.