Sake Gumi

When we were near the Great Barrier Reef a few weeks ago, Jack and I rented a car for the day and drove from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation- a beautiful daytrip through the Daintree Rainforest that reminds me of the Road to Hana in Maui. Before arriving, a man on the plane had told us that if we went to this area, we MUST stop and get ice cream along the way. He didn't know the name of the place, but he said we wouldn't miss it...and we didn't!

The Daintree Icecream Co. is a little hut on the side of the road that makes ice cream from tropical fruit they've grown on their property. You can't choose what flavor you just have to take what they have. And they INSIST you take a cup full of ALL that day's flavors. That day, each cup had scoops of pineapple, mango, black sapote (kind of dark like chocolate, but fruitier) and wattleseed (reminiscent of hazelnut or amaretto?) ice cream. Delicious! Here are some pics of this idyllic little spot...

The ice cream "hut":

Where all the picked fruit was stored:

Black Sapote (one of the flavors)

Wattleseed (one of the flavors)

1 comment

  • YAH! the post i’ve been waiting for- this place looks so amazing. i love how they urge you to get everything- all ice cream shops should be this way.

    the wattleseed is so intriguing!! looks more leafy than an actual fruit.

    awesome Er!!!

    kayoko on

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