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About Us

At Cotton Tree Ice Creamery, our story is as sweet as our ice cream.

Meet Cate and Peter, the dynamic duo who kick-started their dessert adventure at The Fudge Cottage back in 2015. Back then, they were crafting handmade fudge and ice cream, sharing their delectable treats with the world. 

As their creations gained a devoted following, they decided to take things to the next level by opening Cotton Tree Ice Creamery. Here, Peter proudly handcrafts his own small-batch ice cream. This isn't your ordinary ice cream – it's an artisanal masterpiece. Peter's secret? He whips far less air into it than commercial ice cream, resulting in a dreamy, creamier texture that'll make your taste buds dance with joy.

But that's not all...

We're not just about ice cream; we're about delivering pure happiness. We're nestled close to the river and sea, where kids come in with sand on their feet, wrapped in towels, and brimming with excitement after a day of adventure. It's a slice of childhood nostalgia that's as refreshing as a scoop on a hot summer day.

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At Cotton Tree Ice Creamery, we thrive on making people happy...

The proof is in the daily parade of people who drop by for their ice cream fix.  And guess what? Most of our ice cream is gluten-free. We even have gluten-free waffle cones, which means everyone can savour the glorious crunch of a cone.

In 2020, we unveiled our very own handmade ice cream cake range

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proudly showcased in our display freezer ready for immediate purchase. It's our way of adding an extra scoop of happiness to your special occasions.

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And just like Toni, one of our happy customers who emailed us….

Your Xmas cake (in addition to the daily trip to the ice-cream store) is a highlight of my kids Christmas holidays.  If you ask them what they love most about going to Cotton Tree – going to the Ice-Cream shop is one of the Top 3.”

…our ice cream becomes a highlight of many people's holidays. We love hearing stories like that, and it fuels our passion to keep serving up the best frozen treats on the Sunshine Coast.

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So, whether you're a local or just passing through this wonderful area, please drop by and say hello to us or one of our fantastic team members. We can't wait to share the joy of our handmade ice cream with you. Cheers to sweet moments and even sweeter treats! 🍦🌞🏖️

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Our lovely Madi been with us since high school 💗

Handmade and Locally Produced 

We whip up fresh small-batch ice cream and also offer a delightful selection of Maleny Food Co gelato and sorbets. Plus, we're all about supporting local producers, so you'll find goodies like Candy Addictions' Montville boiled lollies, Wimmers soft drinks, and Cooroy Spring Water, all proudly made in the Sunshine Coast & Hinterland