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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 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 ratingDelicious local exotic ice cream Delicious ice cream made from fruits cultivated onsite.
    The botanical garden was beautiful.
    7.5 AUD for 4 different flavors, definitely a delicious worthy stop on the way to Cape Tribulation!

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    605h_l_nea
    6/20/2019

    5 star ratingYummmmmm 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.

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    Astrid909
    12/18/2019
  • 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

    5 star ratingMust visit! We really loved the unusual flavours of ice cream from the local fruits grown in their own orchard. The staff were friendly, and very informative. This is a must-do when in the Daintree.

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    Melanie F
    11/12/2019

    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 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 ratingWorth the trip on Car Ferry Delicious place to visit. There sample cup was great, a must if you visit Cape Tribulation. Go for a walk around to Orchard to see the difference fruit grown.

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    Leanne2865
    7/03/2019

    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 ratingGreat 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.

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    314brandenb
    1/13/2020

    5 star ratingSoooo good! I loved that I didn't have to choose. The owners select which 3 flavors of the day you receive, and I was not disappointed. Yummy and goes down easy.

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    NWDCJo
    10/25/2019

    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 ratingSo worth the drive! We drove from Palm Cove. Just for the ice cream! Totally worth it! Just to see the little wallaby and walk through the orchard. But to taste the ice cream. It was completely delicious.

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    susanbM5787LQ
    1/08/2020

    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 ratingbest ice cream ever! Fast service and amazing ice cream in really exotic flavours! I've been there 4 times now and can't wait to go back.

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    brooklet17
    9/03/2019

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 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.