Eating Ice Cream at the Daintree Ice Cream Company, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
After living in Far North Queensland for some of the summer months we decided to drive up into the Daintree Rainforest and get as close to Cape Tribulation as we could, and hopefully spot the endangered cassowary bird. After crossing the Daintree River we were taking Cape Tribulation Road toward the Cape when we spotted a sign that read, "Daintree Ice Cream Company." So, of course, we stopped. We pulled onto a small dirt road that made its way through rows and rows of fruit trees and emerged in front of a wooden stand with a freezer and a cash register. We ordered a cup of the sampler, which gave us a taste of four different ice creams made from fruits in season: mango, wattleseed (tasted like coffee), black sapote (tasted like chocolate pudding), and soursop (similar to lemon sorbet). They were so different from anything we had tasted before, and they were wonderful!
This a great drive, very rewarding, but if you're visiting in the summer be prepared for unexpected downpours and flash flooding. We weren't able to make it as far as we had hoped due to Copper Creek bursting its banks, but the rainforest is so beautiful.