Top 10 Ice Cream Brands

27 Apr , 2011  


Amul (“priceless” in Sanskrit. The brand name “Amul,” from the Sanskrit “Amoolya,” (meaning Precious) was suggested by a quality control expert in Anand.), formed in 1946, is a dairy cooperative in India. It is a brand name managed by an apex cooperative organisation, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), which today is jointly owned by some 2.8 million milk producers in Gujarat, India.

Amul is based in Anand, Gujarat and has been an example of a co-operative organization’s success in the long term. “Anyone who has seen … the dairy cooperatives in the state of Gujarat, especially the highly successful one known as AMUL, will naturally wonder what combination of influences and incentives is needed to multiply such a model a thousand times over in developing regions everywhere.”The Amul Pattern has established itself as a uniquely appropriate model for rural development. Amul has spurred the White Revolution of India, which has made India the largest producer of milk and milk products in the world[citation needed]. It is also the world’s biggest vegetarian cheese brand .

Amul is the largest food brand in India and world’s Largest Pouched Milk Brand with an annual turnover of US $1700 million (2009–10).Currently Unions making up GCMMF have 2.9 million producer members with milk collection average of 9.10 million litres per day. Besides India, Amul has entered overseas markets such as Mauritius, UAE, USA, Bangladesh, Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and a few South African countries. Its bid to enter Japanese market in 1994 did not succeed, but now it has fresh plans entering the Japanese markets. Other potential markets being considered include Sri Lanka.


Baskin-Robbins is a global chain of ice cream parlors founded by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in 1945, from the merging of their respective ice cream parlors, in Glendale, California. It claims to be the world’s largest ice cream franchise, with more than 5,800 locations, 2,800 of which are located in the United States. Baskin-Robbins sells ice cream in over 30 countries, including Canada, Japan, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Bahrain, The United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh, South Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Panama and Taiwan.

The Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors started as separate ventures from Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, owning Burt’s Ice Cream Shop and Snowbird Ice Cream respectively. Snowbird Ice Cream featured 21 flavors, a novel concept for the time. When the separate companies merged in 1953, this concept grew to 31 flavors.

Baskin-Robbins is known for its “31 flavors” slogan. The idea for having 31 flavors came from the Carson-Roberts advertising agency (which later became Ogilvy & Mather) in 1953, along with the slogan “Count the Flavors. Where flavor counts.” 31 was also more than the 28 flavors then famously[citation needed] offered at Howard Johnson’s restaurants. Burt and Irv also believed that people should be able to sample flavors until they found one they wanted to buy ― hence the iconic small pink spoon. During a now famous[citation needed] promotion, Amy Boggioni led a group of three who finished 1 scoop each of all 31 flavors in under 31 minutes.


Campina is a Dutch dairy cooperative. Main brands include Campina, Landliebe and Mona. In 2008, it is merged with Royal Frieslands Foods, the name of the new company is FrieslandCampina.

The company history starts with many village cooperatives that gradually merged into each other and thus became big regional companies. Campina in its current form was created in 1989 by the merge of two of such regional cooperatives, Melkunie Holland and DMV Campina. After this merger the company was named Campina Melkunie until it dropped the Melkunie part in 2001.

In 2004, Campina and Arla, a Danish dairy cooperative, announced their plan to merge , however this plan was disbanded in April 2005 for undisclosed reasons  although plans for other forms of cooperation are still said to be considered.

On 19 December 2007, Campina and Friesland Foods announced that the companies are exploring the possibility to merge. The EU approved the merger if the two cooperatives sell certain cheese and dairy drink divisions.

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen, often abbreviated DQ, is a chain of soft serve and fast food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc, who also owns Orange Julius. The name “Dairy Queen” is taken from the name of their soft serve product, which the company refers to as “Dairy Queen” or “DQ”. The first Dairy Queen store opened in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. The company’s corporate offices are located in Edina, Minnesota.

Foster Farms Dairy

The Foster Farms Dairy was founded in 1941 by Max and Verda Foster in Modesto, California, a venture following the 1939 opening of Foster Farms. The company claims to be “the largest privately owned dairy in California.”

In 2007, Foster Farms acquired Crystal Cream and Butter Company from HP Hood. In 2009, Foster Farms Dairy acquired Humboldt Creamery.

Gay Lea

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited is a dairy products co-operative in Canada producing butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, whipped cream and lactose free milk for retail, foodservice, industrial and export markets. Gay Lea also produces a new product called “Spreadables”, which is a spreadable butter, made as a canola oil and butter blend, that tastes like butter but is spreadable directly out of the fridge.

Founded in 1958 as United Dairy and Poultry Co-operative Limited and later re-named for the brand name of its highly respected, market-leading products, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited is based in Mississauga, Ontario and owned and operated by Ontario milk producers, currently representing approximately twenty-five per cent of all Ontario dairy farms.

Mauds Ice Cream

Mauds Ice Cream is an ice cream manufacturer with stores in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Their ice cream has over 162 flavours and is distributed to stores all over Ireland. They are the largest producer of dairy ice cream in Northern Ireland, and supply over 200 outlets including hotels and restaurants across the whole of Ireland, including their own restaurant, Café Maud, in Newcastle, Co. Down.The first shop in England has now opened in Windsor opposite the castle and is proving very popular.

In addition to their ice cream, they also have a brand of mineral water, Mauds Aqua Irish Spring Water.

Mother Dairy

Mother Dairy’s range of products include the brands Mother Dairy (milk, milk products, curd, ice cream, butter, etc), Dhara (range of edible oils) and Safal (range of fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables, fruit juices).

Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. offers the following products: Mother Dairy markets dairy products like Liquid Milk, Ice Creams, Flavoured Milk, Dahi, Lassi, Mishti Doi, Ghee, White Butter, Table Butter, Cheese, UHT Milk, Dhara range of edible oils and the Safal range of fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables and Fruit Juices at a national level, through its sales and distribution networks, for marketing food items. Mother Dairy milk (Bulk Vended Milk) is fortified with vitamin A @2000 IU per litre of milk as a part of social accountability. This program was started with the Mother Dairy, Delhi, since February 1980and there after Mother Dairy is continuing this program on their own as a social responsibility without having any financial assistance from the Government as well as since it is felt that BVM is generally consumed by the middle / lower middle / poor strata of the society. It is also found that the dietary practices adopted by these classes are deficient in Vitamin A. Mother Dairy sources significant part of its requirement of liquid milk from dairy cooperatives. Mother Dairy sources fruits and vegetables from farmers / growers associations. Mother Dairy also contributes to the cause of oilseeds grower cooperatives that manufacture/ pack the Dhara range of edible oils by undertaking to nationally market all Dhara products.

At Mother Dairy, processing of milk is controlled by process automation whereby state-of-the-art microprocessor technology is adopted to integrate and completely automate all functions of the milk processing areas to ensure high product quality/ reliability and safety. Mother Dairy is an IS/ ISO-9002, IS-15000 HACCP and IS-14001 EMS certified organization. Moreover, its Quality Assurance Laboratory is certified by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratory (NABL)-Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Mother Dairy markets approximately 2.8 million liters of milk daily in the markets of Delhi, Mumbai, Saurashtra and Hyderabad. Mother Dairy Milk has a market share of 66% in the branded sector in Delhi where it sells 2.3 million liters of milk daily and undertakes its marketing operations through around 14,000 retail outlets and 845 exclusive outlets of Mother Dairy.

The company’s derives significant competitive advantage from its unique distribution network of bulk vending booths, retail outlets and mobile units. Mother Dairy ice creams launched in the year 1995 have shown continuous growth over the years and today boasts of approximately 62% market share in Delhi and NCR. Mother Dairy also manufactures and markets a wide range of dairy products that include Butter, Dahi, Ghee, Cheese, UHT Milk, Lassi & Flavored Milk and most of these products are available across the country.

The company markets an array of fresh and frozen fruit and vegetable products under the brand name SAFAL through a chain of 400+ own Fruit and Vegetable shops and more than 20,000 retail outlets in various parts of the country. Fresh produce from the producers is handled at the Company’s modern distribution facility in Delhi with an annual capacity of 200,000 MT. An IQF facility with capacity of around 75 MT per day is also operational in Delhi. A state-of-the-art fruit processing plant of fruit handling capacity of 120 MT per day, a 100 percent EOU, setup in 1996 at Mumbai supplies quality products in the international market. With increasing demand another state-of-the-art fruit processing plant has been set up at Bangalore with fruit handling capacity of around 250 MT per day.


Milko is a cooperative based in Östersund, Sweden and is Sweden’s largest native producer of dairy products.

Milko offers a wide range of products, from milk to cheesecake. One of its most well-known products is Milko Messmör (“Milko Soft Whey Butter”), a kind of butter made out of mese, a by-product produced when making cheese. Messmör is known not only for its unusual taste but also for its high content of minerals such as iron.

Milko’s largest competitor is Arla Foods, which traditionally have been Sweden’s largest dairy products producer. However, many new grocery store chains such as Willy:s have been found signing contracts with Milko instead of Arla Foods in later years. The director of the dairy in Dalarna is Staffan Eklöv.


Nestlé S.A. (French pronunciation: [nɛsˈle]) is one of the largest food and nutrition companies in the world, founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestlé originated in a 1905 merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, which was established in 1866 by brothers George Page and Charles Page, and the Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé Company, which was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and following the Second World War, eventually expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. Today, the company operates in 86 countries around the world and employs nearly 283,000 people.

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10 Responses

  1. Dario says:

    Come on guys…. you wanna really know what ICE CREAM? Come to Italy!
    Here in USA ice cream are like plastic, rubber….
    I can save Ben and Jerry and Groom…. that’s it!

  2. Jeremy says:

    BLUE BELL!!!!!!!!!

  3. nikita khanna says:

    I guess Top n Town is the best icecream in the central india….No doubts about dat.. evrybody should try this brand!

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  5. sudip sharma says:

    only cream bell ice cream

  6. Radhakrishnan says:

    Bakin robbins butter scotch and almond gold taste is very fantastic

  7. Nurul Hassan says:

    In South India Heritage Ice cream and Dairy Products is Good. No Brand till now Competitors.

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