The 10 Best Ice Cream Franchise Businesses in India for 2021

Update: 24.06.2021
Best Ice Cream Franchise Businesses in India
Ice cream franchise is like a godsend for Indian market. Hot climate and the culture of dining outside made ice-cream one of the most popular desserts among the citizens. However, tourism also makes a good contribution to the growth of the industry in the country. There are a lot of both domestic and international ice cream franchises for sale in India. They offer a wide range of products and services. Some of them like Natural Ice Cream franchise sell premium desserts made of fresh fruit, the others like Gelato Vino serve customers with Italian ice-cream in a pleasant atmosphere of cafes. Cream franchises are not only about ice-cream, they also offer a lot of drinks and sweets. For example, Gargi's Milkshakes specializes in milkshakes, Raw Creams serves waffles, shakes, smoothies with ice-cream. Indian market offers franchise concepts for various budgets. There are ice-cream franchises which are small and quite affordable to buy. An entrepreneur who is on a tight budget can start their business with an ice-cream kiosk and grow it to a cafe or restaurant later.

Here are the top 10 best Ice Cream franchises in India

Natural Ice Cream

Founded in: 1984
Initial investment: Rs 12 - 20 Lakhs

Natural Ice Cream is an Indian ice cream brand owned by Kamaths Ourtimes ice cream pvt ltd, based in Mumbai. Natural Ice Cream is known for its premium ice creams made with natural and fresh fruit and served cold straight from the churn. The company has grown significantly during its existence and in less than 3 decades has acquired a significant customer base in the country and has 135 stores and 125 flavors, of which 20 are available throughout the year.

Natural Ice Cream franchise


Founded in: 1948
Initial investment: Rs 12 - 20 Lakhs

Anand Milk Producers Union Limited or Amul is an Indian dairy cooperative, based at Anand in the state of Gujarat. Formed in 1948, it is a brand managed by a cooperative body, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), which today is jointly owned by 3.6 million milk producers in Gujarat. Amul spurred India's White Revolution, which made the country the world's largest producer of milk and milk products. Amul has become the largest food brand in India and has ventured into markets overseas. Amul products are now available in more than 20 countries.

Gelato Vinto

Founded in: 2005
Franchising since: 2009
Franchise units: 20-50
Initial investment: From Rs 5 Lakhs
Royalty Fees: None

Gelato Vinto is a fresh, innovative concept- not just for customers but also for the franchisees and business partners. Gelato is the generic word for frozen dessert in Italian. Though made from the same ingredients as a frozen dessert, a taste of this Italian marvel will reveal that gelato and frozen dessert are distinctively different. So if you want to provide absolute consumer delight through creative & passionate service in a hygienic environment, then grab the above business opportunity as quickly as possible.

Gelato Vinto franchise

Michaels Icecream Burger

Founded in: 2017
Franchising since: 2019
Franchise units: Less than 10
Initial investment: From Rs 5 Lakhs
Royalty Fees: 10%

Michael’s Icecream Burger is the first of its kind, сonceptualised in New York. "CRUNCHILICIOUS!!!" - Hot & Crunchy on the outside, Cold & Mushy on the inside. We also serve the most creamiest ice cream scoops & sundaes. Michael’s Icecream Burger is unique and highly profitable in all the ways. If you are looking out for a secondary income and want to start a unique business with low risk and low investment, pau your attention to Michael’s Icecream Burger franchise.

Michaels Icecream Burger franchise

Gargi’s Milkshakes

Founded in: 2011
Franchising since: 2014
Franchise units: Less than 10
Initial investment: From Rs 20 Lakhs

Gargi's Milkshakes, one of the newly introduced brands in milkshake world, focuses solely on serving milkshakes and custom made Freak-Shake jars which makes every sip and bite unforgettable. Looking for expanding the horizon of milkshake world, one of Mumbai’s trendiest milkshake brand is on a path to expand across India and abroad. Further proposes to expand its operations through franchising Pan India, aims to start up over 100 outlets in the next 3 years, with a vision and mission to grow, learn, serve and redesign taste of the Milkshakes and Dessert.

Gargi’s Milkshakes franchise

Raw Creams

Founded in: 2015
Franchising since: 2019
Franchise units: Less than 10
Initial investment: From Rs 10 Lakhs
Royalty Fees: 8%

Raw Creams based out of Hudson Lane, North Delhi is a beautiful ice-cream parlour serving varieties of chocolate and fruit icecreams, ice cream rolls, waffles, shakes, smoothies and coffee ice blends. A never before concept in India. Unique "Live preparation" makes eating at the place an exciting and engaging experience.

Raw Creams franchise

Grandpa’s ice cream - Fresh & Natural

Founded in: 2019
Franchising since: 2019
Initial investment: From Rs 10 Lakhs
Royalty Fees: 5%

Grandpa's ice cream - Fresh & Natural brings in a wide range of natural ice creams, with a mix of traditional Indian and global flavors. It's a unique, natural icecream concept where the atmosphere is very appealing, entertaining, lively and vibrant which is very unique in terms of design, color, presentation of products and the product range.

Grandpa’s ice cream Fresh & Natural franchise

Stickhouse Pvt. Ltd

Founded in: 2017
Franchising since: 2017
Franchise units: Less than 10
Initial investment: From Rs 10 Lakhs
Royalty Fees: 7%

Stickhouse is an innovative project that allows any single franchisee unit to offer artisanal gelato on a stick and in scoops (made fresh in front of the customers). Customized and decorated as per the likings of the customers. Made fresh with fresh and natural ingredients. Franchising opportunity presented in different store formats as per the availability of space and footfall. The menu also includes shakes, cones, waffles on stick, cono-sticks and other beverages.

Stickhouse Pvt

Iceberg Icecreams

Founded in: 2010
Franchising since: 2015
Franchise units: 20-50
Initial investment: From Rs 0.1 Lakhs
Royalty Fees: 3%

Iceberg Icecreams is the best-tasting brand in India. With love of million customers, it has become the ultimate ice cream destination. Founded in 2012, started franchising in 2015, Iceberg Ice Creams has grown into 15 successful branches pan-South India in just 3 years. At Iceberg, we deliver our products wisely with no compromise in the quality of ingredients. We are bound to keep our vision and values. We believe in quality, variety, and accessibility at a higher level to achieve success by building genuine taste.

Iceberg Icecreamsfranchise

Gatox Naturals

Founded in: 2013
Franchising since: 2018
Franchise units: Less than 10
Initial investment: From Rs 10 Lakhs
Brand Fee: 2 Lakhs

Gatox Ice cream serves delicious Natural flavor Icecreams made from 100% real fruits. Our brand name “Gatox” is evolved from a French word “Gateaux” which means one filled with fruits, milk, nuts and sugar. At Gatox we understood the need of the day, as people are becoming health conscious and showing interest in Natural foods but at the same time expecting the taste and aroma in it.

Gatox Naturals franchise

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