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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 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 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 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 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

    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

    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
  • 5 star ratingYummy ice cream Nice spot for a quick break on the way back to Port Douglas - service is efficient and the ice cream is delicious.

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    OwenR905
    8/20/2019

    5 star ratingGreat stop along our day long tour It was a quick stop and would have been nice to have a little bit more time to look around. The ice cream of course was delicious.

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    MalandLine
    8/25/2019

    5 star ratingBest 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.

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    Mlzy
    9/04/2019
  • 5 star ratingYum!! 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!!

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    Waozzies
    10/09/2019

    5 star ratingAmazing, 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 recommend

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    caj1965
    8/16/2019

    5 star ratingFantastic Ice cream Great idea to try a number of different scoops in one dish- we shared. We tried Mango, Coconut, Wattle Seed and Black Sapote (choc)- beautiful! There is also single serves for the kids.

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    naomig237
    9/24/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat sorbets We stopped her to try their flavors of the day. They charge $7.50 for 4 little scoops or a small cup is filled up. The flavors were delicious. I loved the passion fruit flavor the best. I stuck to the sorbets.

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    Ramadama
    2/11/2020

    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 ratingYummy Ice cream We stopped on the way home for ice cream and were not disappointed. We had a selection of 4 ice creams including wattle seed, coconut, black sapote and passion fruit. All were delicious. A refreshing stop in the Daintree.

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    63katej
    10/05/2019

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