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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vegan Sorbetto from ‘Mama Mia’, Bangalore and Kolkata

Update as on 14/03/2014: This company has wrapped up operations from India.

When we read a write-up on Mama Mia in the food section of one local daily recently and made an inquiry, little did we know what surprise lay in store for us. The Manager of the Indiranagar outlet of Mama Mia in Bangalore, whose telephone number was provided in the article, informed us in a dispassionate tone that they have several ice cream flavors that are 100% free of dairy.

“Then what do you make the ice cream with!!?”

“Fruit pulp, Madam.”

Well that was that, off we sped to Indiranagar to witness this too good to be true place! It is a little odd that the reporter of the article missed this oh-so-precious information.

Mama Mia sorbetto flavors

‘Sorbetto’ is what Mama Mia dairy-free, egg-free ice creams are called. Sorbetto is typically the dairy-free counterpart of the traditional dairy ice cream. Sorbetto is made from fruit pulp and water blended together using a specific technique to produce a superbly creamy texture! The following are the sorbetto flavors available at Mama Mia: Alphonso Mango, Green Mango, Blueberry, Raspberry, Ruby Orange, Sicily Lemon, Tropical, Watermelon, Lychee, and Wine Grape. We had fun sampling all the available flavors – the Blueberry flavor (photo below) being the creamiest, easily became our favorite! 

Mama Mia outlets

Mama Mia has many outlets in the cities of Bangalore and Kolkata. For more information, you can check the Mama Mia website by clicking here.

However, please note that not all flavors are available at all outlets. The only outlet that has all the flavors is the one at Indiranagar in Bangalore.

Vegan Notes

From time to time we have linked our stories to various vegan resources on the internet. Today we link to an eye opener research compiled by PETA India entitled, Inside the Dairy Industry: A Report on the Abuse of Cows and Buffaloes Exploited for MilkThis research article condenses everything that you need to know about the other side of dairy – the part that advertisements and companies do not tell you about. The article also demystifies some of the common myths associated with milk and milk products.

On a different note, vegan food writers who have shared recipes of exceptional vegan or dairy-free and egg-free ice creams have made them a joy to prepare at home. It is amazing how dairy-free ingredients can make the ice cream so delicious while lending a rich, smooth, and creamy texture! Here’s a world of information and recipes of vegan ice creams from the blog A Vegan Ice Cream Paradise! Compassionate ice creams are possible!!

“If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.” ~Leo Tolstoy, Writer and Philosopher~

Update: Mama Mia has opened another branch at Church Street in Bangalore. Two Sorbetto flavors are available there.

For sorbetto available in Pune reviewed in this blog, you can click this link.


  1. Now that it's mango season, I'm heading to Mamma Mia for their Alphonso sorbet!

    Did you know that there's a company called Bagels & Bakes in Bangalore that makes vegan muffins and cakes:

  2. Enjoy Isabel, thanks for your comment! :) Yes, we did meet up with the Bagel & Bakes guys and will put up pics with information soon. Their vegan muffins are awesome! At the rate our country is turning vegan, especially Bangalore, we are having a hard time keeping pace ;-) :-)

  3. Is it India made ? any links / contact of them ? best wishes

  4. Hi Earthling, the post has given out all the information you are seeking.

  5. Jumping for joy!! This is close to where I go and I did not even know this. I haven't had ice creams other than the ones I make at home since the last two years!!


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