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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 ratingOMG We went to another ice cream place, then found this one.
    We had the cup with four flavours, and every one of them was fantastic. Everyone should visit this ice cream company.
    Go hard, and take the four flavours for $7.50. Great value.

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    Phuketwergoing
    8/02/2021

    4 star ratingAfternoon snack Stopped here to try the ice cream. Very delicious. They offer 3-4 flavours of the day in a cup to try. Some unique to the area.

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    kmc3012
    1/04/2020

    5 star ratingBest of the Cape. We visited, we ate ice cream. We conquered, seriously the highlight of my day at Cape Tribulation. Loved this place.

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    A5568MXkimm
    10/07/2020
  • 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 We tried the four scoops of the day. Wow. The flavors tasted like coconut, hazelnut, chocolate, and berry. My husband and I loved it. The service was fast also.

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    Kathy B
    2/23/2020

    4 star ratingDifferent flavours and wonderful organic icecream We tried the mixed cup with passion fruit, black sapota, wattleseed and coconut. All of the flavours were distinct and extremely delicious. This is definitely worth a visit while visiting the daintree rainforest

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    ankuraquarian
    1/27/2020
  • 5 star ratingYummy ice cream Very delicious would highly recommend, I'd get the ice cream of the day! Thanks Lisa, for the ice cream recommendation

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    logant148
    4/08/2021

    5 star ratingFabulous spot for icecream Fabulous spot for icecream in Daintree. Super easy selection of local fruits. Loved the walk around the orchard to see local delicacies. Would def recommend

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    U8094OBcarolineh
    2/23/2021

    5 star ratingYummy and enviro-friendly packaging! The great range of flavours meant there was something for everyone. Some flavours were derived from local fruits, others were a bit more traditional. However, all were delicious! A lovely little pit stop along the Daintree.

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    ashlee98murphy
    5/16/2021
  • 5 star ratingLovely ice cream Lovely ice cream, stopped here on our tour. Lovely staff. Flavours were a bit weird but it was definitely worth a visit.

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    chelseaboy03
    1/05/2020

    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 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
  • 5 star ratingGreat selection with some unusual and delicious flavours Ordered espresso cardamom ice cream and my partner had the tasting tub. Espresso was excellent with a lovely rich flavour. Tasting tub equally good; great introduction to some unusual flavours including jackfruit and soursop.

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    Cazascube
    6/24/2021

    4 star ratingDELICIOUS ICE CREAM worth stopping We stopped on our way back to Port Douglas and were not disappointed. We tried the mixed selection and the coffee & cardimon ice cream. We both enjoyed all the flavors and the walk through the fruit trees.

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    roccop772
    3/25/2021

    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

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?2021-10-11T02:01:55+00:00

In the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, reception is limited.

We have done everything possible to provide EFTPOS/credit card facilities (including installing satellite internet and mobile phone boosters), however, during bad weather, this can still be patchy so please be patient and/or bring cash.

Do you have Gluten Free & Vegan options?2021-10-11T01:37:57+00:00

Yes! All our products are gluten-free and our sorbets are 100% vegan.

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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