ICE CREAM LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT BEFORE
Ice 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.Mrs-Diedre9/10/2019
Best Ice Cream - EVER Super ice cream albeit a short stop on the way back after along day. The four flavour tub at $7 or so well worth it on the way home. Try and buy !! Best ice cream I've ever had !Alan R5/28/2019
Delicious Daintree ice cream Flavours that day were coconut, mango, black sapota and wattleseed. An interesting combo but we really enjoyed every morsel. Had a good look around at the varied fruit trees too. Definitely worth a visitRAM1257/09/2019
Lovely ice cream Lovely ice cream, stopped here on our tour. Lovely staff. Flavours were a bit weird but it was definitely worth a visit.chelseaboy031/05/2020
Great local ice cream! Get the assortment - yummy and made on premises using Daintree fruits. And great people! They're really committed to the Daintree ecology as well. Good business to support - and yes, yummy.314brandenb1/13/2020
Yum 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 availablefrancau12/30/2019
Highlight 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.Wolfswagen1/07/2020
Good 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.manjula725/22/2019
Best 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.Mlzy9/04/2019
Amazing flavours We stopped her spontaneously and are so happy we did. The choice of flavours, both regular and unusual. We tried the flavours of the day and they were amazingsharondP7082DA9/28/2020
Wish I could bring their ice cream home You can't pick the flavors for the 4 scoops, seems like they have only 4 flavors, but they are all lovely. Very quick service, just pay grab and go. Don't miss this if you like ice cream!ongwanching6/09/2019
Fantastic Icecream tastes Black Sapote , Passionfruit, and Wattle seed icecream....amazing. They have an Orchard with all the trees labeled, so if you are lucky you can see how those fruits grow.Marksies6/08/2019
Yummmmmm If you love ice cream then make sure you stop by here on your trip around the Cape. Try the sampler cup of their daily ice creams my favorite was the coconut! Lots of onsite parking available & seating.Astrid90912/18/2019
Vegan Friendly Received a warm welcome and exciting introduction about the recycled fruit we would be eating.
Vegan options were available and just as exciting to the palate.
With 7 buses in attendance I imagine the proprietor is creaming it....boom boom.peterrM6374WL12/31/2019
Daintree 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.erynz21311/09/2019
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 PHILOSOPHY IS TREE TO CUP
We work in harmony with our magnificent rainforest surrounds
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.
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 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.
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.
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).
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)
- Black Sapote
- Yellow Sapote
- Mamey Sapote
- Capuassa (a type of cocoa).
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.
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.
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