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The Best Selling Ice-Cream Brands In The World

According to Forbes, Magnum was the biggest ice-cream brand of 2015 since it recorded the highest sale of 2.54 billion dollars.

Ice cream is a frozen dessert that is made from dairy products like cream and milk often combined with different flavors, fruits or other ingredients. Ideally ice cream is a frozen dessert, but not all frozen desserts can be classified as ice cream. Ice cream is Below are the best selling ice cream brands in the world according to the 2015 Forbes list.

1. Magnum

Magnum is a brand of ice cream that is owned by the British/Dutch Unilever Company whose products are sold globally. Magnum is an ice cream bar that is drenched in chocolate and is marketed as an adult indulgence normally with a sense of sex appeal. The ice cream was developed in Belgium and released in January 1989 in Germany. According to the 2015 Forbes list Magnum was the top selling brand of ice cream in the world with $2.54 billion sales during that year. The sales increased by 8% from 2014 and were projected to grow in the coming years.

2. Cornetto

Cornetto is an Italian brand of ice cream whose name is Italian word for little horn and it is manufactured by Unilever but sold under different secondary names. For example, Cornetto is known as Frigo in Spain, Wall's in the United Kingdom and HB in Ireland among others. Cornetto is an ice cream cone that is usually topped with a chocolate disk. In 2015, Cornetto a paper wrapped wafer cone that contains crunchy toppings made an estimate of $1.59 billion in sales. In 2015, Cornetto was the third largest ice cream brand in the world.

3. Breyers

Breyers is an American brand ice cream whose company was established by William Breyer in 1866. Breyer sold his ice cream by using his horse and wagon in the entire Philadelphian streets. Breyers is owned by Unilever and sold throughout the United States and Canada. In 2015, Breyers raked in $960 million in sales. Breyers was the fifth biggest ice cream brand of 2015.

4. Dreyer's/Edy's

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream is a branch of Nestlé and a United States ice cream brand established in 1928 by William Dreyer and Joseph Edy in Oakland, California. Eventually, the partnership was dissolved in 1947, and six years later the name was changed to Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream by William Dreyer Junior. In 2015, Dreyer's was the seventh biggest brand of ice cream in the world with $773 million in sales.

5. Klondike

Klondike is a brand of vanilla ice cream which is square shaped and coated with a lean layer of chocolate which is commonly known as Klondike bar. The Klondike bar was created in the early 1920's by Isaly Dairy Company in Mansfield, Ohio. The product has s silver-colored wrapper that depicts a mascot in the form of a polar bear for the brand. Good Humor-Breyers a part of Unilever eventually bought rights to the name Klondike. In 2015, Klondike was the ninth biggest ice cream brand in the world and recorded a $652 million in sales.

The Other Popular Ice Cream Brands In The World

According to the 2015 Forbes list of biggest ice cream brands in the world, there are a total of ten brands that make up the top list. The five brands are among the ten with the others brands being Häagen-Dazs with $2.08 billion sales, Ben and Jerry's with $1.23 billion sales, Carter d'Or with $827 million sales, Blue Bunny with $723 million sales and Mihan with $575 million sales.

The Best Selling Ice-Cream Brands In The World

RankIce Cream BrandGlobal Sales, 2015 (in USD)
1Magnum2.54 billion
2Häagen-Dazs2.08 billion
3Cornetto1.59 billion
4Ben & Jerry’s1.23 billion
5Breyers960 million
6Carte d'Or827 million
7Dreyer’s/Edy’s773 million
8Blue Bunny723 million
9Klondike652 million
10Mihan575 million

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