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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 ratingDaintree ice cream This ice creams are super yummy, made from the fruits that are grown on the property. This place is surrounded by tropical trees and beautiful gardens, making this place a wonder to visit.

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    erynz213
    11/09/2019

    5 star ratingBest ice cream in the World OMG! We visited this place every day for four days and had the most delicious icecream all made from the tropical fruits they grow on their farm.

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    Mlzy
    9/04/2019

    5 star ratingYum!! Great ice cream! Flavours of the day were fantastic... and not too expensive either! Davidson Plum, Wattleseed, Black Sapote & Coconut base... Mmmmm wish i could go back tomorrow for more!!

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    Waozzies
    10/09/2019
  • 5 star ratingWell worth the stop In the extreme heat of the tropics this was like an oasis on the roadside. Truly delicious flavours and an extensive orchard out the front

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    well_travelled330
    12/11/2019

    5 star ratingYummy ice cream Nice spot for a quick break on the way back to Port Douglas - service is efficient and the ice cream is delicious.

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    OwenR905
    8/20/2019

    5 star ratinginteresting and tasty flavours My partner and I enjoyed a sample of four very different ice cream, they were delicious. Lovely stop on the way from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation.

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    pinzel1957
    2/13/2021
  • 5 star ratingUnique ice cream flavors! We really enjoyed our stop here! Unique ice cream flavors from fruits that we had never heard of before: soursop, yellow sapote and wattleseed! The service and explanation of the fruits were also great!

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    424patricks
    10/10/2019

    4 star ratingPristine location Pristine views, immaculate gardens with friendly service. I chose the four exotic flavors selection of ice cream, it was really lovely and well priced.

    Even saw some bright blue butterflies whilst eating our ice cream in the beautiful shady garden.

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    Mclose3
    6/15/2021

    5 star ratingYowza You must stop here! You get four scoops of exotic deliciousness, with explanations about the fruits behind it all. Nice grounds to walk too.

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    QueeniePanther
    8/08/2019
  • 5 star ratingMust visit Super delicious ice cream made from their local fruit. We could not believe how cheap it was to $6.50 I think for either a mixed selection of four of their flavours and one flavour in a cup. Must visit!!!

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    KainW1
    1/12/2021

    5 star ratingAmazing Ice cream We stopped here as part of the Cape Tribulation Day Tour. Grab the sample pot, the flavours were to die for. Our's had a wattleseed, Yellow Sapote, Passionfruit and Coconut flavours

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    972sandrah
    12/04/2020

    5 star ratingDelicious 😋 Well worth the stop. We chose the daily selection of 4 scopes of ice cream and they were delicious. Thanks

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    Tamarind_Begley
    4/05/2021
  • 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

    4 star ratingNice treat We visited as part of our Daintree rainforest trip. It was a very nice treat. Beautiful ice cream made from fresh local fruits.

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    dalkhyari
    7/01/2019

    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

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?2021-04-02T05:18:23+00:00

Our opening hours are from 12pm – 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

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