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Exotic Fruit Ice Cream Home Grown in our Rainforest Orchard2019-04-30T04:32:58+00:00

ICE CREAM LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT BEFORE

  •   You can’t miss this stop. The ice cream is fantastic and it’s super enjoyably to eat it while walking around their or orchard. What a fascinating way to see where the product is harvested from. The walk-in tour is fantastic!

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    4/01/2019

      Leaving Cape Tribulation, we saw the ICE CREAMERY on the right. The gravel road goes past their exotic fruit orchard,till you reach the open air counter. For $7.50 you get a selection of four scoops of fruit ice cream. The flavours are amazing,and natural. They...More

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    4/12/2019

      Fantastic off-beat deelish ice creams and sorbet with and education about a number of not so common (& common) tropical fruits thrown in for free - all grown on the premises on labelled trees that bracket the approach drive & we have a winner. Not...More

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    4/09/2019
  •   We were driving past and decided to stop as our car hire company had given us a discount voucher! Well worth stopping. Ice cream was amazing. Daily special of 4 flavours in a cup. Very different flavours made from fruit grown on site. We loved...More

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    3/21/2019

      Totally worth a visit. I had the tasting cup which had the 5 exotic flavours of the day - all delicious! You're allowed to walk around the orchard too and check out the trees/plants where the fruit has been harvested from.

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    5/12/2019

      Authentic tastes and best home made ice cream ever .. try out the Daintree flavoured ice cream it’s really yummy..

    thumb S J
    4/15/2019
  •   Highly recommend this ice cream. Among best I have had. 4 flavors no choice which is good when you cant decide. The day I went the flavors were all awesome. Don't miss if on the neighborhood. Reasonable price 7.50$ for 4 scoops.

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    3/18/2019

      A wonderful place to stop on the way back from Cape Tribulation. Good operation with ice cream of the flavours of the day ready to go. Saves too much decision making. Fresh and delicious ice cream. Great to also be able to walk around the...More

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    5/06/2019

      It was a must stop after reading about Daintree Ice Cream and it didn't disappoint. The four different and fresh, locally grown fruit flavours were absolutely delicious. The combinations were really good together but our favourite was the Davidson Plum on its own. Although a...More

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    4/04/2019
  •   We visited the Daintree region for the day and on our return we stopped at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. I told the grandkids that it was for some sort of “Hippie/Vegan/Tree hugger variety ice cream” which put them on high alert. But in reality...More

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    4/25/2019

      My husband and I spent a long day heading to Cape Tribulation/back and on the return trip stopped by the Daintree Ice Cream Co. It was absolutely fantastic, offering 31 different flavors and a special dish of four flavors combined - mango sorbet, coconut palm,...More

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    4/05/2019

      Ice creams are always good to have . These are made from tropical fruits. Visit their garden and look for different tropical fruits. They serve 4 flavours together and ice creams are without egg but with milk. It is kinda set menu.

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    5/23/2019
  •   This little ice cream is a must stop if you are in the Daintree rain forest. The ice cream was very good and hit the spot on a hot day after hiking. The bowl of ice cream has 4 different favors. There is also a...More

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    5/20/2019

      Very interesting place to visit. We tried icecream I never would have voluntarily ordered. We had 4 flavors in a cup and loved the different taste experience.

    thumb Rosemary A
    3/20/2019

      Flavors were amazing and truly from the region, so glad we stopped in and highly recommend to others

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    4/04/2019

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