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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 ratingIncredibly delicious They offer so many kinds of local flavors and it's fresh and wonderful. Go and go often! The parking can be a bit of a nightmare so be aware of that going in.

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    lauradeshano
    6/27/2019

    5 star ratingI never knew exotic flavours could be so delicious! Totally worth a visit. I had the tasting cup which had the 5 exotic flavours of the day - all delicious! You're allowed to walk around the orchard too and check out the trees/plants where the fruit has been harvested from.

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    trishacotterill
    5/12/2019

    5 star ratingBest 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 !

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    Alan R
    5/28/2019
  • 5 star ratingSimply Delicious! This is a relaxing place to sit and enjoy some delicious ice cream, and discover some unique tropical fruit flavours. Delicious!

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    Wojja5
    7/08/2019

    5 star ratingFantastic 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.

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    Marksies
    6/08/2019

    5 star ratingDelicious 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 visit

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    RAM125
    7/09/2019
  • 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 ratingFantastic!!!! What a great experience while visiting Cape Tribulation. 4 flavors for $7.50. Made from exotic fruits. Coconut is delicious!!! Must do experience while in Cape Tribulation.

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    Seirshalove727
    6/30/2019

    5 star ratingWish 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!

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    ongwanching
    6/09/2019
  • 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 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

    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 ratingGood 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.

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    manjula72
    5/22/2019

    5 star ratingA must do Couldn't get over the people queuing for ice cream and soon discovered why, the more exotic flavours were explained, and they didn't disappoint, a delicious way to finish off the afternoon

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    suellynhine
    6/26/2019

    5 star ratingfruity ice creams Not your average ice cream. I was expecting to see Vanilla on the menu, but found only exotic fruit ice cream flavors available. I liked the combinations and flavors, glad I tried something new. Worth finding this cool spot.

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    kumor1
    7/05/2019

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.

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