March 15, 2018 Jenna No comments exist

Daintree Ice Cream Co. was recently featured on the Youtube Travel Show ‘Work, Play, Vacay‘ where the host Paula got to follow her dream of being an ice cream maker for a day. She joined owner Dave Mainwaring in creating some lime sorbet at our place in the Daintree Rainforest.


February 15, 2018 Jenna No comments exist

As wildlife carers we love sharing the stories of our charges. Recently we had the pleasure of raising two mangrove/striated herons, Harry and Keenie.

The chicks came in about a week apart but were found at the same spot so it is likely they were nest mates*. The original baby, named ‘Harry’ had gone through a 24 hour period of paralysis (cause unknown) in the first week and we were very worried about his survival. Fortunately the addition of the second chick, ‘Keenie’, worked like a balm and seemed to boost his spirits and his appetite.

The two of them started snuggling up together at night and soon became inseparable.

Chicks were fed fresh seafood (Dave was stoked to have an excuse to go fishing every day) as well as insectivore mix, crickets, worms and small amounts of meat. They also had their diet supplemented by calcium to ensure strong bones.

Each day they were taken out of their enclose to get some vitamin D, stretch their wings and legs and encouraged to explore the world. It was incredible to watch their instincts kick in, especially when it came to catching insects or fish – their necks would extend and contract SO fast that if you blinked you could have missed it!

Both chicks saw Jenna as their mum and would follow her around the yard and come when she called. Over time their natural curiosity and aptitude took over and they came to depend on us less and less. Eventually they stopped coming back at all and now live a 100% wild life.

Raising baby herons

A short clip about the rehabilitation of our heron chicks – from little fluff balls to release at Daintree Ice Cream Company.

Posted by Daintree Ice Cream Company on Friday, 9 February 2018

*Note: Every attempt was made to reunite the chicks with their parents when they were first found but in these cases it was not possible.

If you find an injured or baby bird please follow the steps laid out by Wildcare Australia:



February 5, 2018 Jenna No comments exist

We are active wildlife carers, specialising in macropods (wallabies and kangaroos). Here is a short video showing the growth of our latest rescue ‘Butter’, so named because he weighed the same amount as a block of butter (500g) when we got him. He is now over 6kg and will be released back to the wild next week. Hope you enjoy the video!

A timelapse of our joey (Butter) from furless baby to handsome little man.Explore Tropical North Queensland Visit Port Douglas & Daintree Visit Queensland, Australia

Posted by Daintree Ice Cream Company on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

December 26, 2017 Jenna No comments exist

Dave from Daintree Ice Cream Company talks about the relationship between the reef and the rainforest and why we have a responsibility to farm sustainably (this video is part of the Midnight Oil special – ‘Oils On The Reef’ which aired on Foxtel’s MAX channel on Sat Nov 11th).

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August 20, 2017 Jenna No comments exist

Taste Port Douglas Food & Wine Festival is Far North Queensland’s annual premier food, beverage and restaurant event. This event champions the region’s produce, farmers and restaurants with an inspiring line up of chefs and industry influences from some of the most prestigious restaurants and publications in the country, against the glorious backdrop of tropical paradise.

Daintree Ice Cream Co was lucky enough to be invited this year and had a great time selling our tropical fruit gelato and sorbet.

A great way to showcase our produce and meet foodies from near and far.

A quick timelapse from our stall at Taste Port Douglas – Food & Wine Festival. Can you spot yourself?

Posted by Daintree Ice Cream Company on Wednesday, 16 August 2017

April 10, 2017 Jenna No comments exist

We are thrilled to be included in the new Flames of the Forest dessert menu. Head chef David has created this decadent masterpiece – toasted coconut panna cotta with caramelised pineapple served with wattleseed gelato (ours!) served atop chocolate soil. It’s great to see businesses like this sourcing home grown, local produce.

Wattleseed is an Australian native and a favourite among visitors to our farm