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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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Ranked #5 of 238 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I was excited to get ice cream from this place because I had read that it was a popular local spot. However, quite honestly, I didn't find it to be anything special for the line and crowd that was there. It just didn't seem that great to me but perhaps they have some specialty that I didn't order. (We had... More

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Minneapolis, MN
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My two girls and I were exploring the Finger Lakes region and were in the mood for ice cream. This place came up first in our search and it was easy to find. The choices for ice cream flavors are impressive, but it does make me wonder when an ice cream shop doesn't display their ice cream. I had to... More

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Mamaroneck, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was definitely an interesting ice cream experience. Everything we tried was delicious. They have an extensive selection of flavors, some of which are unique. They have a variety of serving modes and sizes, too, including a junior size (one scoop). Nice, retro feel to the place: small-town ice cream shop, founded in the 1930s. The only thing I didn't... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The ice cream is made by Byrne Dairy using the famous old Purity recipes - my favorite is the peppermint in a sugar cone. While there, look at their baked goods and consider taking home cupcakes, muffins or pies - which are all made from scratch.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went for ice cream hardest part was deciding on the flavour to choose! The banana splits amazing and the sundaes Generous portions too

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Marietta, GA
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189 reviews 189 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented in Ithaca? When we found out it happened at Purity Ice Cream we had to make sure we visited, and we are certainly glad we did! There are many versions of the sundae, or you can create your own. They are big enough for sharing. Go ahead and indulge, you... More

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Truthtastics this is the best ice cream you will ever see, eat, smell, incredible, I could live here. So many choices at very little $$$, so tasty.

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buffalo, ny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped here July 2014 with my family and we all loved it. Lots of flavor choices and included vegan and lactose free options. The rest of the family had cones and I had a sundae. The hot fudge was extra good and the ice cream just the rich amount of richness. It's on a main thoroughfare in Ithaca and had... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Local ice cream parlors are a rarity these days, but Purity has been going strong since 1936 - one taste and you'll know why. They are currently in the process of expanding their lobby and seating areas, but fully in business. If you are just driving through Ithaca, this is one place you HAVE to stop!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

It's ice cream, lots of history, not the best I've ever had, but satisfied, had goose trax, lots of flavours, busy place, would go back

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