In recent years, India has surely seen a surge in the Ice Cream Industry. Yes, A delicious cold dessert that has made its place in the heart of Indians among already established and loved desserts like Gulam Jamun and Jalebi. Yum! Already craving all of them.
Ice cream is loved by people across all generations. From kids to adults to older people, this creamy, cold and sweet food has emerged as one of a kind food. It’s kind of ironic how food as cold as ice cream can provide the warmth of love.
The summer season is almost here and so is our favourite ice cream. And the craze of ice cream is now not just limited to summers but it can also be eaten in winters. There’s no doubt and argument to say that ice cream has certainly emerged as one of the most popular and most loved foods in India.
This delicious cold, creamy and colourful food is a treat to people of all ages. Everyone has their own favourite: from cones to cups and everything in between. No one can resist its cravings and no one should. But why do people come to love it so much?
Well, the reason could be anything. From its creamy texture to its colourful yet tasty flavours. Don’t like strawberry? don’t worry. Have a problem with Vanilla? Don’t stress. We’ve got you covered. From a variety of different and innovative flavours, Ice cream has something for everyone and it never seems to disappoint. Also, its availability throughout the year is also its unique selling point.
Unlike many of the foods, Ice cream is easily available in every season and that too at cheaper rates than most foods. Also, its unique flavour just provides what’s needed for our taste buds. Ice cream. The word only gets our eyes looking for an outlet or store to satisfy our cravings.
Regardless of what’s the occasion, Ice cream never disappoints. From enjoying some ‘Chilled’ moments with your friends and family to giving out treats to your friends and colleagues, Ice cream is something that can be used anyone without putting too much pressure on your wallet. Whatever is the problem, Ice cream can cheer anyone up!
With India becoming a global economy, more and more companies are investing their money in India. More and more brands are coming forward as a result of such investments and making the market much more competitive and providing consumers with a lot more quality options to choose from at cheaper prices.
The Ice cream industry is no exception. Statistics show that Indian Ice cream market in the year 2019 generated a significant revenue of around USD 2.1 Billion and is expected to grow 6 per cent by the year 2021.
With increasing competition, more and more innovative companies are coming to the front with their brands and products. The Industry has been constantly evolving and moving ahead continuously since the last few years and there’s fierce competition among companies to offer better quality products to the consumer in accordance with their ever-changing tastes and preferences.As a result, there are a lot of brands to choose from.
Here are our picks for Top Ice Cream Brands of India:
Anand Milk Union Limited, often known as AMUL is the largest ice cream brand in India. It is also the largest producer of milk and milk products in the world. The company is based in Anand, Gujarat and was founded by Tribhuvandas Kishibai Patel and Verghese Kurien, the founder of Indian white revolution. The company has a strong foundation and global presence and a large consumer base.
The company is managed and marketed by Indian dairy co-operative and Gujarat dairy co-operative milk marketing federation limited. The company offers a wide range of selections in ice cream. The company is known for making its ice creams with fresh milk. The company is known for its unique flavoured ice creams and one can find bricks, cups and even cones of Amul’s tasty ice cream at any outlet or store.
Baskin Robbins is an American ice cream company. The company has a huge area of operation in about fifty-plus countries and employs a large workforce. It is a joint venture between India and The Graviss Group.
The company has more than 7500 outlets in India alone. The company is known for incorporating local flavours in their ice creams. The company offers purely vegetarian ice cream which is made from pure cow’s milk. The company is known for its constant emphasis on innovation and experimentation with new ideas and products.
A well-known brand in the Ice cream industry Kwality Walls is the company formed as a Joint Venture of British Walls and Kwality and is marketed as Kwality Walls across India. The brand is one of the most popular Ice Cream brands in India.
The consumers of the company are very loyal owing to the quality of their products. Some of the most popular ones are Cornetto, Cassata and Sandwich and are enjoyed by both kids and their older family members alike. Their Magnum Brand of Ice cream is their premium product sold at various outlets.
Started in 1974, Mother Dairy is the subsidiary company of the National Dairy Development Board, often abbreviated as NDDB, as an initiative under operation flood. The company is known for its extensive range of milk products and milk and is one of the most popular brands in India.
Since the last few years, the company has expanded and diversified in their products and is now also selling products like food oil, vegetables, fruits and other edibles through their stores and outlets.
The company offers a wide variety of Ice creams from popular flavours like Chocolate and Vanilla to their Indian counterparts such as Elaichi etc.
Cream bell is a joint collaboration between RJ corporation, an Indian company and Candida, a French dairy giant and in the year 2003, the company came to India in its search for new markets.
The company offers an exotic range of Ice creams to choose from and has fulfilled the desires of many people across the nation. The company is known for its great emphasis on quality products.
The company has made its mark on the hearts of people and has defined a certain niche for themselves. The company offers exotic desserts in the form of Ice Cream cakes and Ice cream sandwiches and has been able to satisfy the cravings and taste buds of everyone.
Started by Mr Vadilal Gandhi, the company started as Vadilal Soda Foundation in the year 1926 at Ahmedabad soon transformed into a dairy giant Vadilal. In its initial days of formation and operations, Mr Gandhi himself used to make ice creams with traditional methods mainly by a method named ‘Kothi’.
He also used to offer home delivery services in the days when no proper logistics systems were available in the market. Soon after his death, the company became famous for its original yet innovative flavours and evolved as one of the biggest ice cream brands in India. Due credit should be given to the successors for its success.
The company was founded by R. S. Kamath along the lines of providing tasty ice cream at affordable rates without compromising on the quality. The company is known for its ice cream made from pure milk and fresh ingredients.
The company has expanded and made its presence known with nearly 135 outlets around India in addition to franchise stores. The company focuses more on its seasonal Indian fruit flavours like lichi, mangoes and even apples. The company never compromises on its high standards of manufacturing and production.
relatively a lesser-known name in the Indian Ice cream industry, Haagen-Dazs is an American Ice cream company that has soon spread its roots in the Indian food culture. The company is one of the biggest companies in India.
You can find only some selected stores and outlets that actually sell Haagen-Dazs ice cream owing to its lesser popularity among other companies but it’s not to say that the company doesn’t provide good quality ice cream. The company is a subsidiary of two giants, Nestlé and General Mills and also deals with products like frozen yoghurt and gelato.
Dinshaw is one of the pioneers in the Indian Ice cream Industry. It’ll be safe to say that Dinshaw has been one of the front runners and oldest players in the market. The company was started in 1932, by Dinshaw and Eruchshaw Rana at Nagpur with a vision to provide handcrafted quality ice cream to consumers.
The company started by selling milk and milk products of superior quality and made its name through that. The company is one of the prime brands in India and is known for its superior quality. The company now mass produces the ice cream, but they have still kept their quality intact.
Havmor is an Indian company that was originally established in 1944 in Karachi, Pakistan until its founder Mr Satish Chona came to India after partition and re-established it in the country.
The company was started as a part-time venture by the company’s founder and was later Incorporated into a full-fledged business model. Havmor is one of the oldest brands in India and rivals among the biggest giants in India like Amul and Vadilal.
The company works on its core values of cherishing goodness, truthfulness and cleanliness, and tried to incorporate these values into their core work ethic, products and innovation.
Apart from these listed and popular brands, India has seen a surge in other lesser-known brands as well, both domestic and international. The Indian ice cream industry is going through an evolution process and will surely be one of the best markets in the world.
These brands are consistently finding new ways and new products by embracing new ideas and innovating consistently over the new demands of the consumer to make their products better.
Apart from the given statistics, there is a huge and larger disorganized sector in India in the form of Micro Small and Medium enterprises that form a large chunk of India’s economy.
Now with an organised and proper logistics system in its place and investment coming into the industries, the ice cream industry like others is sure to flourish.