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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

  • 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 ratingYummy Creamy. Couple of odd flavors BUT all around tasty. Worth the time and money just to spend time in a cool spot.

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    aussienorules
    11/11/2019

    4 star ratingTest your taste buds The ice-cream is exceptionally good here, but be prepared to surrender your freedom of choice and your taste buds. Tasting is only available via purchase of a Signature Cup containing 4 flavours chosen by the proprietors. Flavours change daily.

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    Danielle P
    11/26/2019
  • 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

    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 ratingVegan 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.

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    peterrM6374WL
    12/31/2019
  • 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 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 ratingUnique ice cream flavors! We really enjoyed our stop here! Unique ice cream flavors from fruits that we had never heard of before: soursop, yellow sapote and wattleseed! The service and explanation of the fruits were also great!

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    424patricks
    10/10/2019
  • 5 star ratingBeautiful Orchard Great place to stop by and try some interesting icecream flavours, as well as go for a walk around part of the orchards.

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    Sean M
    8/04/2019

    5 star ratingMouth-watering ice cream! Delicious and exotic fruit flavours. Very nice 7.50$ price for four different flavours. The staff was kind and the place was pleasant.

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    viljis99
    10/11/2019

    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 ratingMust stop Great service and better Ice Cream.. We tried flavours we would not have chosen for ourselves and weren't disappointed. Wattle seed was everyones favourite..

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    jodieMPhill
    12/28/2019

    4 star ratingNice treat We visited as part of our Daintree rainforest trip. It was a very nice treat. Beautiful ice cream made from fresh local fruits.

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    dalkhyari
    7/01/2019

    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 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.