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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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Ranked #3 of 233 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Specifically if it's a warm summer night, you'll find a line at Purity but it's well worth the wait - which doesn't take long anyways, there's lots of people working. They have fantastic ice cream and delicious sweet treats. My personal favorite is the cupcake and ice cream duo, they warm up the (un-frosted) cupcake and put the ice cream... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Tried to stop by on a visit to Cornell and found it under construction. Maybe next time. Check the web site for updates.

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Doral, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I took friends here because they wanted Ice cream. I found that the store was not clean. When I looked up at the lights that were swaying, there were cob-webs all over them, thick enough that they showed up in the pictures from my phone with no zoom as I wanted the store logo in the picture. My friends really... More

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Ithaca, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My kids loved Purity Ice cream bar. You can get Purity Ice cream all over Ithaca, but you have to visit the actual ice cream bar. They have amazing choices, sundaes, muffins, pies and cakes.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Purity is always on my list of 'what to do in Ithaca' but when I visited last summer my Bittersweet cone had ice crystals in it and it was flavorless- unless you count freezer burn as a flavor. What a shame. I hope they get back on track.

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Commack New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I love old fashioned ice cream parlors. Just look for the red and white awning. Ironically, Purity is right across the street from my favorite restaurant, Za Za's. It has a wide variety of ice cream flavors. I tried the l sea salt caramel and chocolate almond. Both were delicious and the portions were very generous. Can't wait to go... More

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Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We've been to purity twice in the last month and I visited more often as a college student in Ithaca. Great tasting, creative, home made ice cream that you can buy by the pint, cup, or cone. We love the mint ice cream sandwiches in the freezer by the door and often take that to go. I have one of... More

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Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

An enjoyable escape in the fall, would be a sure not-miss if was there in the summer when the weather was hot. Lots of flavors. Good size servings.

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Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The 'All Nighter' combines two of my favorites: Purity Mocha Chip ice cream and Gimme coffee. Two kids next to me were getting Black Raspberry. Whatever kind of ice cream fix you need, it doesn't get any better than the original Purity Ice Cream with the red and white awning.

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My bittersweet chocolate and sea salt carmel ice cream was wonderful. My husband ordered a hot fudge sundae. They were a bit skimpy on the sauce. But for that, they'd definitely be a 5. (We were there 2 days in a row. He ordered the same thing, both days they were skimpy. If you like your hot fudge topping to... More

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