ICE CREAM LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT BEFORE
Unique 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!424patricks10/10/2019
Hands down the best ice cream and sorbet we’ve ever eaten Incredibly good ice cream in a beautiful setting. Passionate staff who deserve to do well. Is your ice cream available outside of the Daintree?!VMonahan10/07/2019
Best 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 recommendJane C9/17/2019
Worth 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.Leanne28657/03/2019
A 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.BradleyG197710/03/2019
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
Nice treat We visited as part of our Daintree rainforest trip. It was a very nice treat. Beautiful ice cream made from fresh local fruits.dalkhyari7/01/2019
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
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
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
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
Amazing, best ice cream ever Went here as part of the excellent Daintree Wonder Tours. Got the 4 scoop sample cup which on our day was wattle seed (tasted like hazelnut), black sapote (tasted like chocolate pudding), coconut and passion fruit. All delicious. Highly recommendcaj19658/16/2019
Absolutely Delicious If you are in the Daintree visiting these guys is a must. The ice cream was so yummy and the staff so friendly. Keep up the great work guysj0celyn8810/12/2020
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
Yum!! Great ice cream! Flavours of the day were fantastic... and not too expensive either! Davidson Plum, Wattleseed, Black Sapote & Coconut base... Mmmmm wish i could go back tomorrow for more!!Waozzies10/09/2019
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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