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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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Ranked #10 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We never miss the chance to get ice cream at Purity at least once whenever we visit our daughter at college. The three of us just love everything we have ever tried here! This time I got banana ice cream and it was perfection! Full of banana flavor and rich and delicious. Last time I got the almond joyous which... More

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Cazenovia, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We do not like the new renovations. Seems disjointed! Too much wasted space that doesn't benefit the customer.

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Washington DC
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157 reviews 157 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Four times in a four day trip made the culinary part of the trip a perfect 10!!! This is some of the best ice cream anywhere - and yes, Trip Advisor I am an ice cream connoisseur. Every flavor is wonderful - some better than others and they really do know how to make a sundae if you want to... More

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Edwardsville, IL
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Let me begin by saying we got the vegan ice cream, which is something we can's get at any ice cream places where we live. We also decided that we didn't care that we were already stuffed from lunch because we had heard really good things at Purity. I got the vanilla with chocolate syrup and sliced strawberries mixed in... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife & I had a banana split sundae, it was super yummy. The atmosphere here is pretty great, I loved the atmosphere inside the shop. It was really great!

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Montville, New Jersey, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

On vacation visiting Finger Lakes. I always have high expectations for upstate NY ice cream and based upon the reviews,thought this place would be really good. Was severely disappointed the flavor just wasn't there. Tried the mint ice cream with crushed oreos. Husband tried a specialty shake. One of the disconcerting things about this place is that you cannot see... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Purity Ice Cream Co

Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
Phone Number: 607-272-1545
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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