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Top 8 Indian Ice Cream Franchises You Should Invest In

Top 8 Indian Ice Cream Franchises You Should Invest In

A franchise investment offers a low-risk, high-reward opportunity that is too wonderful to pass up. As an entrepreneur who desires to thrive in today’s competitive marketplaces, franchise company possibilities are preferable to establishing a firm from scratch given their tested business models and operational procedures.

Additionally, a franchise in the hospitality business, particularly the ice cream business, may be quite successful. In India’s sweltering summers, ice cream will never be out of style and will always be in demand.

India’s Top 8 Ice Cream Franchises

  • Twisting Scoops
  • Amul
  • Thanco Natural Foods Private Limited
  • Giani’s
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Cremeborne
  • Ice Cream Works
  • Gelato Vinto

Listed below are a few ice cream franchise possibilities in India that you might want to look into:


Inception: 1956

50+ franchise locations at present (approximately)

Space needed: 80 to 300 square feet (approximately)

Investment needed: between INR 10 and 20 lac

Delicious ice creams, faluda kulfi, Italian gelato, sorbet, and nibbles are produced by Giani’s Ice Cream. This franchise’s USP is that it is entirely vegetarian. Mr. Gurbachan Singh’s leadership has helped the brand keep its focus on the consumer. Giani has expanded beyond of Delhi and North India because to its open-book business practises. Apart from its 50 sites, Giani has ambitions to grow in all directions and provides training, specialised manuals, and IT systems.



Inception: 1993

700+ franchise locations (approximately)

Space needed: 200–400 square feet (approximately)

Investment needed: between INR 10 and 20 lac

Baskin Robins, arguably the most well-known ice cream brand in India, with approximately outlets in 145 different cities. Despite being in business for close to 25 years, Baskin Robbins keeps innovating and introducing new flavours. It is among the top franchises in the globe, and in 1993 it established its first location in Mumbai. Airlines, occasions, and retail centres are all served by Baskin-Robbins.


Inception: 2017

7+ franchise locations.

Space needed: 250 square feet (approximately)

Investment needed: between INR 14 and 16 lac

Cremeborne, Delhi’s first and most popular innovative desserts outlet, is recognised for its gorgeously hand – crafted ice cream swirls, distinctive flavours, outlandish dishes, and various coffee varieties, setting it apart from the competition and ranking among Zomato’s “Top 20 places to visit in Delhi.” As activated charcoal is recognised for numerous health advantages, they experimented with the notion of adding it in the flavours, and as a result, they became Delhi’s first black-owned soft serve ice cream shop. They also happen to be one of few locations in India that offers Spanish churros, which is among their most popular dessert options.

Ice Cream Works

Inception: 2017

40+ franchise locations (approximately)

Space needed: 50–200 square feet (approximately)

Investment Needed: 2 to 5 lac INR

The first and most popular innovative desserts outlet in Delhi, Cremeborne, is listed in Zomato’s list of the “Top 20 Places to Visit in Delhi.” They are known for their brilliantly hand – crafted ice cream swirls, distinctive flavours, unconventional dishes, and various coffee varieties, which set them apart from the competition.

Twisting Scoops

Inception: 2004

10+ Franchise Outlets (approximately)

Space needed: 100–300 square feet (approximately)

Required investment: INR 5 Lac to 20 Lac

In India, Twisting Scoops is now among the leading providers of dairy products. The upscale franchise location, which is in New Delhi, produces more than 50 distinct flavours, including its famous traditional Turkish coffee, which is made on the beach. Twisting Scoops offers franchise options outside of India, such as in Nepal, and has a franchise portal where you may submit your information according on the location.


Inception: 2000

Franchise Outlets in number: N/A

Space needed: vary depending on format

Investment needed: between INR 3.5 and 5 lac (approximately)

Amul, one of the biggest food product marketing companies, is renowned for its dairy goods, particularly its ice creams. If the site is good, a franchise owner might potentially earn INR 5–10 lakhs per month. Amul differs from all other ice cream chains in that it does not require its franchisees to pay any royalties or revenue sharing. A franchise can choose from the Amul Railway Parlour, Amul Kiosk, Amul Cafe, or Amul Preferred Outlet, among other types of franchises.

Thanco Natural Foods Private Limited

Inception: 2006

50+ franchise locations (approximately)

Space needed: 100–1000 square feet (approximately)

Investment needed: between INR 10 and 20 lac

Thanco’s Natural Ice Cream, which is created with fresh milk, sugar, and seasonal fruits and is made with love, is another franchise that sells nutritious ice cream. Thancos wants to grow in a number of Indian states. Bangalore offers franchisee training, and a typical franchise term is five years.

Gelato Vinto

Inception: 2005

50+ franchise locations (approximately)

Needed area: more than 200 square feet (approximately)

Investment needed: 20 to 30 lac INR

For both clients and stakeholders, Gelato Vinto is a novel, brand-new idea. Italian means frozen dessert, gelato has a very distinctive and special flavour. In order to achieve its ambitious expansion objectives across all of India, Gelato Vinto likes to launch its franchise stores in busy malls. Additionally, Gelato Vinto has a franchise website that provides information about the investment, area, return on investment, and business plan.

In summary, now that you are aware of these ice-cream franchise opportunities in India, you may well have noticed how each of them has adapted to consumer demands by developing flavours that the Indian market is sure to enjoy (think Papacream) and how they are also serving the needs of the health-conscious clientele, like Gelato Vinto.

Even though you may already be aware of the enormous success of more venerable names like Amul’s, Giani’s, and Baskin-Robbins, younger ice cream chains like Twisting Scoops, Ice Cream Works, and Papacreams are catching up quickly.

Investments in the food sector, particularly in the ice cream industry, cannot fail since there will always be a need for ice cream and franchisees have a very good chance of success because of the well-known brand. Please fill out our Investor Enquiry Form if you are interested in starting an ice cream franchise, and we will contact you within two business days.

An engineer by qualification, Gaurav started his career in sales and marketing due to his affinity towards networking with people. After learning the tips and tricks of the trade, he made a fresh start as an entrepreneur in the franchising industry back in early 2018, with a vision to bring order and transparency to an unorganized sector. He founded and spearheaded Frankart Global Private Limited, where he consulted, developed, and scaled more than 120 domestic and international brands all over India ranging from different industries such as food & beverage, beauty & wellness, and FMCG retail to name a few. Post-Covid, in mid-2021, he developed FranDocX, India’s first ready-to-use franchise documentation service portal, for the MSME entrepreneurs who were severely affected by the pandemic, and wanted to avail an affordable franchise solution service. His aim is to regularize ethical business practices in the franchising sector so that a greater number of investors can participate and avail the benefits of a structured franchise framework.

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