5 Best Made In India Ice Creams
Sweets and Desserts are something that people always crave, especially in India where a meal is incomplete without a sweet. India is fond of its ‘Mithai,’ and with the evolution in taste, ice-creams are also one of the most prominent ‘sweet dishes’ as they say, for the Indian audience.
A report generated by IMARC Group suggests that the Indian ice-cream market grew at a CAGR of 14.1 percent during 2014-2019, and the growth is expected to boom during the 2020-2025 phase.
The forecasts are encouraging. The Asia-Pacific sector led by India and Thailand is forecasted to see rapid growth in CAGR of 4.1 percent by 2022. India alone is likely to register overall value growth of over 50% between 2019 to 2022.
The Indian market for many years has been dominated by the likes of Vadilal and Amul. The exponential growth was later blossomed by the likes of Kwality Walls and Creambell. However, when India opened up for the world, players like Baskin Robbins, Nestle, and Haagen Dazs made their appearance making the market even more competitive.
However, India didn’t take a step back but decided to fight back with some of its local offerings. Here, we have mentioned a list of five best ice-cream brands currently running in India who have kept the Indian ice creams flag-waving.
The Mumbai-based Naturals Ice cream was found in 1984 by Raghunandan Kamath who hails from Mangaluru, Karnataka. He is the son of a fruit vendor who learned to identify the quality of good fruit at his young age.
His eldest brother played a vital role in establishing the roots of his business. After moving to Mumbai, his eldest brother launched a café in Santa Cruz and put Raghunandan as the in-charge of the ice creams counter. Raghunandan already had the skills of identifying good fruits, and he soon realized that exotic desserts attracts every taste buds and was a symbol of elitism.
He was up to chase his dream, and after getting married in 1983, he launched Naturals Ice Cream one year later in 1984. The company that laid its foundation with an investment of Rs 2 lakh now has a turnover of Rs 165 crore. Besides, Naturals Ice creams have 129 outlets in cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad.
This is something out of the regular. Get-a-Whey primarily manufactures and sells protein ice creams. The brand is co-owned by siblings Jash and Pashmi Shah, presently operating in Mumbai and Pune. However, the brand is expected to expand itself in other cities as well after the ongoing pandemic.
Get-a-Whey is a healthy way to satiating carvings. Jash Shah who is fond of different kinds of proteins asked his mother who got the idea of inducing protein into ice creams and elevating the health quotient. The brand that got launched in 2018 in Mumbai has now sold over 50,000 units across Mumbai and Pune till early 2020. Besides, they have hit revenues of 2.5 crores this year.
Noto was founded by Varun Sheth in May 2019. His story resembles a typical Bollywood flick where the protagonist has to overcome many hurdles to establish his worth.
He used to work with his uncle who had a diamond business in New York in 2009, where he realized his potential for cooking. He went onto pursue a degree in culinary arts from Natural Gourmet Institute. He then opted to work in a Mario Batali restaurant there before returning to India. After his home return, he worked at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai and then decided to launch his very own catering business.
Kulfi is the acclaimed Indian dessert. Filled with dry fruits and prepared with pure milk, Kulfi is loved by the Indians. The foundation of Boozo Kulfi took place in 2017 in Chennai.
Four friends Karthick Sukumaaran, Naveen Kumar, Karthikeyan E, and Mitlesh Kumar, all 25 years old who were college mates working in different sectors. They weren’t satisfied with their job and wanted to explore something which could be fruitful.
Naveen said, “People in Chennai loved kulfi, and it wasn’t selling only because of the hot climate. We saw customers go out to eat kulfi even at night and on rainy days. It sold well anytime and anywhere in Chennai.”
They approached the MSME department for all the necessary information for their Kulfi idea and began manufacturing kulfi’s and selling it in public places, especially parks and beaches. Soon they registered their company as Green Castle Food and Beverages and started selling kulfi under the brand ‘Boozo Kulfi.’ The Kulfi was garnered huge numbers in sales and soon became a hit with the opening year sale of Rs 24 lakh.
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Shree Nandan Crème Glacee
The Shree Nandan Crème Glacee was started by a 35-year old Mamta Hegde who decided to quit her teaching job. Mamta who hails from Karnataka was seeking a better opportunity instead of continuing her unsatisfactory low-paying job.
Mamta was displeased with what was going around with her in order to find stability in her career. Throughout her struggles, she got an able ally in the form of her lawyer husband who advised her to enroll in a training program by the Ministry of MSME.
The training program helped her to groom with all the necessary details of how to commence a business. It was the year 2016 when she started the Nandan Crème Glacee in Bengaluru, with some financial aid from her husband and Rs 2 lakh via Mudra Scheme. As of now, her annual turnover is between 10-12 lakh.
Sweets are an integral part of the Indian diet. Similarly, ice cream has also made it big and given the Indian people a tasty alternative to sweets.
We have accepted the likes of Havmore, Vadilal, Kwality Walls, Cream bell, etc. with open hands. However, it is now time to promote our locals and taste what they offer.