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Exotic Fruit Ice Cream Home Grown in our Rainforest Orchard2020-09-23T06:04:05+00:00

ICE CREAM LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT BEFORE

  • 5 star ratingMust stop Great service and better Ice Cream.. We tried flavours we would not have chosen for ourselves and weren't disappointed. Wattle seed was everyones favourite..

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    jodieMPhill
    12/28/2019

    4 star ratingInteresting flavours Standard favourites are available but the big draw here is the taster cup, which includes new and interesting tropic fruit ice cream made that day. Warning - cash only. Nice stop on the way to the Cape.

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    Caroline P
    10/01/2019

    5 star ratingHands down the best ice cream and sorbet we’ve ever eaten Incredibly good ice cream in a beautiful setting. Passionate staff who deserve to do well. Is your ice cream available outside of the Daintree?!

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    VMonahan
    10/07/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat sorbets We stopped her to try their flavors of the day. They charge $7.50 for 4 little scoops or a small cup is filled up. The flavors were delicious. I loved the passion fruit flavor the best. I stuck to the sorbets.

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    Ramadama
    2/11/2020

    5 star ratingMouth-watering ice cream! Delicious and exotic fruit flavours. Very nice 7.50$ price for four different flavours. The staff was kind and the place was pleasant.

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    viljis99
    10/11/2019

    5 star ratingLovely ice cream Lovely ice cream, stopped here on our tour. Lovely staff. Flavours were a bit weird but it was definitely worth a visit.

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    chelseaboy03
    1/05/2020
  • 5 star ratingDelicious We tried the four scoops of the day. Wow. The flavors tasted like coconut, hazelnut, chocolate, and berry. My husband and I loved it. The service was fast also.

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    Kathy B
    2/23/2020

    4 star ratingYum Great range of tropical fruit ice cream. Loved the chocolate chilli ice cream. Nice garden area to sit and enjoy your ice cream. Take away large ice cream tubs available

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    francau
    12/30/2019

    4 star ratingWell worth trying We dropped in and did the four flavours test. Very nice, especially the wattle seed one. Walking around the garden with the various fruit trees was very interesting as well.

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    686JohnS
    7/28/2019
  • 5 star ratingYummy Ice cream We stopped on the way home for ice cream and were not disappointed. We had a selection of 4 ice creams including wattle seed, coconut, black sapote and passion fruit. All were delicious. A refreshing stop in the Daintree.

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    63katej
    10/05/2019

    5 star ratingHighlight of my visit to Cape Trib This is such a wonderful place. Best Ice Cream ever with mind-blowing flavours.
    A long way to come but worth the drive.

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    Wolfswagen
    1/07/2020

    5 star ratingA bit of sweetness to top of our visit to the Daintree Quick and friendly service. And man o man awesome flavour ice cream. Do yourself a favour and drop in, the kids also had a ball exploring all the different fruit trees.

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    BradleyG1977
    10/03/2019
  • 5 star ratingNice to taste flavours Try the four flavours – don't wimp on the chocolate, etc. Interesting to walk around seeing trees the flavours are grown from.

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    Ian J
    7/28/2019

    5 star ratingWorth a Visit Ice Cream was incredible and great value. Even got a chance to walk around the fruit farm at no extra cost

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    388steffim
    12/03/2019

    5 star ratingBeautiful Orchard Great place to stop by and try some interesting icecream flavours, as well as go for a walk around part of the orchards.

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    Sean M
    8/04/2019

THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST EST 1993

All our products are handmade on site, using small artisan style batches.

Seasonal fruits of the orchard are picked at their peak and transformed into an exotic selection of tropical ice cream, sorbets and gelatos.

OUR ICE CREAM

OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TREE TO CUP

We work in harmony with our magnificent rainforest surrounds

All our fruit is organically grown, our trees are irrigated naturally by tropical rainfall and our ice cream is made on site using the finest local ingredients.

Nature has provided us with the sweetness we need in the fresh, exotic fruit from our Tropical Fruit Orchard. This means there’s no need for syrups, packet mixes or artificial sweeteners.

We reduce, reuse and recycle at every opportunity to minimise our impact on the surrounding World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest.

Enjoy your deliciously exotic fruit ice cream under the very tree where it was grown.

Then, take a free self-guided walking tour around our Tropical Fruit Orchard.

ORCHARD TOUR

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

Delight your senses with our unique flavour combinations, derived from our organically grown fruit.

We hero the fruit as the centrepiece of each recipe and welcome our visitors to the weird and wonderful world of exotic tropical fruits.

We invite you to open your mind and your mouth to our fresh and unique fruit flavours.

OUR ICE CREAM

OUR COMMITMENT TO CONSERVATION

The Daintree Ice Cream Company is dedicated to wildlife and habitat protection.

We work with key players in conservation like the Great Barrier Reef Legacy, Rainforest Rescue and the Wildlife Life Land Trust and have dedicated a private portion of our property to revegetation and wildlife rehabilitation projects.

CONSERVATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are your opening hours?2019-04-19T07:21:26+00:00

Our opening hours are from 11AM – 5PM.

We are open every day except Christmas Day. Visit us to get the full experience and enjoy your ice cream under the tree where it was grown.

Then, walk it off with a free self-guided orchard tour.

What are your Sustainable Practices?2019-04-28T23:50:21+00:00

We’re committed to preserving Tropical North Queensland wildlife.

Our sustainable business practices and wildlife conservation efforts ensure we work in harmony with nature.

As we sit within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, our orchard receives an annual rainfall of around 4m per year. We have more than 15 species of rare and exotic fruit trees, that are all watered by mother nature. We also reduce, reuse and recycle at every opportunity.

Protecting our fragile ecosystems is essential to the survival of all wildlife, and private landholders with a concern for wildlife protection are in a unique position. In order to make a real contribution to conservation efforts, we have dedicated a portion of our property to the rehabilitation and release of native fauna. You may be lucky enough to see one of our wallabies hopping around the orchard next time you stop in!

Working in harmony with our natural environment is the key to keeping our business sustainable, ethical and accountable.

 

 

What makes your ice cream different?2019-04-28T23:55:32+00:00

Our ice cream is truly special.

Fruit is organically grown in our very own orchard, trees are irrigated naturally by tropical rainfall & gelato is made on site using the finest local ingredients.

All ice cream, sorbets and gelatos are handmade on site, with love and care in small batches. Seasonal fruits of the orchard are picked at their peak so we can continue to deliver the exceptional quality that locals and tourists alike have enjoyed since 1993.

 We make the FRUIT the centrepiece of each recipe, instead of simply using it as a flavouring, and offer a Signature Cup with 4 scoops.

Can we pay with EFTPOS/Credit Card?2019-04-28T23:55:10+00:00

In the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, reception is limited.

Our business is situated in an area that has limited services and communications. Consequently, EFTPOS and Credit Card facilities are unable to be provided at this time.

We have an ATM onsite but we recommend that you do bring cash just in case it fails to launch (which unfortunately happens
sometimes due to our remote location).

Do you have Gluten Free & Vegan options?2019-04-30T04:23:33+00:00

Yes! All our products are gluten-free and our sorbets are 100% vegan.

We also sell authentic Italian gelato sticks – flavours include soursop, mango/passionfruit and chocolate (for those die-hard chocoholics among us).

See, smell and learn about the exotic fruits in our ice cream with our free self-guided Tropical Fruit Orchard Tour.

Our exotic fruits flavours include:

  • Davidson Plum
  • Soursop (Guanabana)
  • Jackfruit
  • Black Sapote
  • Yellow Sapote
  • Passionfruit
  • Mango
  • Mamey Sapote
  • Durian
  • Macadamia
  • Wattleseed
  • Araca-boi
  • Carambola
  • Abiu
  • Pineapple
  • Coconut
  • Capuassa (a type of cocoa).
What is your Signature Cup?2019-04-29T00:01:25+00:00

We do things a little differently up here!

Ice cream is served in our signature cup which features 4 unique tropical flavours. These change daily depending on what’s in season and complimentary flavours. Serving ice cream in this way affords you the best value for money (4 scoops is $7.50) as well as encouraging you to try something new.

We find that everyone has their own favourite, and the novelty of trying so many unique flavours creates a fun and memorable tasting experience.

How do I find you?2019-04-19T07:15:53+00:00

To find our Tropical Fruit Orchard, look for our sign 14km north of the Daintree Ferry on LEFT. Or, you can get directions on Google Maps here.

Nestled amidst the oldest rainforest in the world, our 22-acre property includes an organic fruit orchard, ornamental tropical gardens and ice cream making facilities. We are also an International Humane Society Land Heritage Trust Wildlife Sanctuary.

We take immense pride in our beautiful property so take the time to explore it. Learn about fruit trees with our FREE Self Guided Orchard Tour or just kick back and enjoy our lush tropical gardens.

GET THE INSIDE SCOOP

Find out what it’s like livin’ the cream in the heart of the oldest rainforest in the world.

Is there something you’re interested in finding out more about? Maybe you would like to collaborate with us?

If you’re interested in getting involved, please email hello@daintreeicecream.com.au