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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 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 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

    4 star ratingLovely setting for an ice cream treat Tried the flavors on offer for the day. Loved the Wattle-seed flavor, such a pity that you can only get this when visiting the Daintree area.

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    Traveltip2
    10/23/2020
  • 5 star ratingHighlight of my visit to Cape Trib This is such a wonderful place. Best Ice Cream ever with mind-blowing flavours.
    A long way to come but worth the drive.

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    Wolfswagen
    1/07/2020

    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

    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 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 ratingAmazing 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 amazing

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    sharondP7082DA
    9/28/2020

    4 star ratingIce cream and tour The Daintree Ice Cream Co offers not only interesting tropical fruit ice cream, but a map for a self guided walk around their tropical orchard. We thoroughly enjoyed discovering the wide range they grow.

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    Wanderer039
    11/03/2019
  • 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 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

    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 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 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 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

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?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

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