The Ideal Ice Cream is an ice cream manufacturing company based in Mangalore, India.[1] It was started on 1 May 1975 by Prabhakar Kamath,[2] and is the biggest ice cream manufacturer in Mangalore with an 80% market share.[3] It has several outlets in and around Mangalore and supply chains across Goa, Karnataka and northern Kerala.[2] The brand's signature dish is the Gadbad, a tall glass with layers of ice-cream, jelly, dry-fruits and fresh fruits.[4] The brand has won several accolades through the years.[5][6][7][8]

Ideal Ice Cream
Founded1 May 1975; 49 years ago (1975-05-01) in Mangaluru, India
FounderPrabhakar Kamath
HeadquartersMangalore, Karnataka, India
ProductsIce cream

Pabbas in MG Road, Mangalore is an outlet belonging to this company.[9]

See also



  1. ^ "Ideal's Ice-cream - Mangalore". Petit Chef. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Mangaluru: Ideal Ice Cream founder Prabhakar Kamath dies at 79". The Indian Express. 7 November 2021.
  3. ^ "What a scoop!". The Hindu. 18 March 2006. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Gudbud celebrates 35 years of excellence". The New Indian Express. 17 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Ideal Ice Cream wins 8 awards in Great Indian Ice-cream and Frozen Dessert contest". Deccan Herald. 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Ideal Ice-Cream scoops up 8 medals in season six of Great Indian Ice-Cream Contest". The Times of India. 17 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Mangalore's Ideal ice cream wins national award". The Hindu Businessline. 10 December 2013.
  8. ^ "In Mangalore, 'I' is for Ideal". The Hindu Businessline. 14 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Ideal Ice Cream founder Prabhakar Kamath passes away in Mangaluru". The News Minute. 6 November 2021.

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