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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 164
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ice cream

Great ice cream, newly remodeled, clean and my girls tell me the weekend breakfasts are as good as the ice cream

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Warren C
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ice cream, newly remodeled, clean and my girls tell me the weekend breakfasts are as good as the ice cream

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Thank Warren C
Ithaca, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Newly revised service area adds to the efficient and helpful staff to select from an very broad range of flavors as well as pastries and other delights.

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Thank Etienne M
Newfield, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Purity is the place to go for ice cream when you are in Ithaca. They have a wide variety of ice creams to choose from, so everyone finds something they want. Typically, it is difficult to choose!

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Thank CJW232
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really cool building and atmosphere and some of the best ice cream I've ever had. If you're a chocolate fan, try the Chocolate Debris.

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Thank Destini R
Park Ridge, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purity has outstanding ice cream and labels its food well for both gluten free and vegetarians. The lemon sorbet is a great choice for a little lighter dessert

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deltaraider21
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small Ice Cream Company, Known as “The Ice Cream of the Finger Lakes”, Purity has been providing original recipe, small batch ice cream to Central New York for generations.. I have been going there since I was a young kid. Ithaca is a nice day trip from where I live in Pennsylvania in the summer.

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Thank deltaraider21
new york
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A new renovation! The newly renovated purity ice cream store in Ithaca is very COOL! They have added a large, new dining area which is really nice and open. This is going to be great in the summer, as well as in the winter! Of course, I am NEVER disappointed with the ice cream!! I had my annual Mexican sundae... More 

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Thank newyork145_9
Ithaca, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Yes, this is the REAL deal! It is a privately owned Ice cream company with ice cream that is made from scratch, not from a mix. I asked. You can really tell when you eat it that it is made from high quality ingredients. They appear to go to great lengths to maintain the quality, and same delicious tastes and... More 

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Thank bluetrail
Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Purity Ice Cream has been a fixture in Ithaca for a very long time. This is the best ice cream shop by far! You'll love it!

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Thank ctm85
Alabama
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

They have a great selection of ice cream to choose from and the service is always friendly and can be quite fast. Obviously if one goes during the busy hours you'd expect to wait a bit, but it's acceptable since is usually quite packed (at least when I go there). Serving sizes are generous, the malts are amazing, and their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-272-1545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?