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Exotic Fruit Ice Cream Home Grown in our Rainforest Orchard2019-06-27T04:35:34+00:00

ICE CREAM LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT BEFORE

  • 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

    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 ratingSimply Delicious! This is a relaxing place to sit and enjoy some delicious ice cream, and discover some unique tropical fruit flavours. Delicious!

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    Wojja5
    7/08/2019
  • 5 star ratingYummo Nervous at first, but oh my it was so good. Who would ever think to make such great sorbet out of fruit I've never heard of. Relaxing orchards, wonderful staff.

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    diannelyons
    5/03/2019

    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 ratingBest Ice cream What a great idea to buy a sample pot of flavours that you would normally not choose. Delicious combination, creamy and tasty - banana, passionfruit, black capote, wattleseed. Great idea to do the orchard walk. Highly recommend

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    Jane C
    9/17/2019
  • 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

    4 star ratingWonderful ice cream Lovely tropical ice cream and a display of exotic fruit and information about them. Orchard around site can be visited. Plenty of seating.

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    Vickers55
    8/04/2019

    5 star ratingYummm Great service and product ! All products fully explained and the tropical
    Fruit walk was a bonus ! This place is a must stop.

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    188tammyv
    10/02/2019
  • 5 star ratingIce cream on a different level This is a MUST STOP, I am not an ice cream person but this is unbelievably insane. We had the coconut, passion fruit, wattle seed and black sapote in a cup, just delicious.

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    Mrs-Diedre
    9/10/2019

    5 star ratingGood ice creams!!!! 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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    manjula72
    5/22/2019

    5 star ratingIncredibly delicious They offer so many kinds of local flavors and it's fresh and wonderful. Go and go often! The parking can be a bit of a nightmare so be aware of that going in.

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    lauradeshano
    6/27/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat stop along our day long tour It was a quick stop and would have been nice to have a little bit more time to look around. The ice cream of course was delicious.

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    MalandLine
    8/25/2019

    5 star ratingNever tried ice cream like it! You get a 4 scoop cup with exciting exotic flavours that the owners explain. You can then go and enjoy eating it whilst walking the beautiful gardens and petting the friendly wallabies. What’s not to love?!

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    kmer93
    11/07/2019

    5 star rating!00% Must Visit! Each day they have a new delicacy of ice cream for you to tryout from their homegrown exotic plants. Feel free to take a self guided tour of the gardens while you enjoy your ice cream as well!

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    CHASEDAVIDS0N
    10/31/2019

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 andΒ 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 aΒ 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.Β In order to make a real contribution to conservation efforts, weΒ 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.

Β 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.

WeΒ also sell authentic Italian gelato sticksΒ – 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 ourΒ 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