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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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Ranked #8 of 237 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
Richmond Hill, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 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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Wildwood, New Jersey
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The only problem is deciding which of the many delicious flavors to try. Our group of four had diverse choices: old fashioned malted milkshake, Bittersweet milkshake, with shaved chocolate bits, black raspberry sundae with hot fudge and marshmallow, blueberry cheesecake muffin ice cream cone. All were absolutely delicious. Service is friendly and efficient. Don't let the long line scare you;... More

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Fort Wayne, IN
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

There is nothing negative to say about this location. The ice cream is good, and the place is clean. Other reviewers rave about Cornell Creamery with passion. I can have no passion for Purity. Again, nothing wrong with it, but it is not out of this world great.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The hours and the fact that it's in Ithaca are great. The ice cream itself is good too, if expensive for the quality. If it's M-Sat during the day, go to Cornell Dairy. If you want the best ice cream, go to Cayuga Lake Creamery. If it's Friday night with friends, come here.

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bradenton,florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Nice visiting this place that has good ice cream. Was worth the visit on my trip to Ithaca. Prices were reasonable.

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Syracuse, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Purity is great. I am really looking forward to when they're expanded 'dining' room is open and there's more seats. We were there on a cool, rainy night and there was no room to sit as everyone else was inside. Delicious ice cream though - cupcakes, too!

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had heard so much about Purity Ice Cream Co., and it is good, decent ice cream, but I have to say that I have had ice cream that is smoother and more intense in flavor. If you have never tasted New Zealand ice cream, then Purity Ice Cream would be very good. It is obvious that a lot of... More

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Dryden, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great locally made ice cream They have many delicious flavors. They also sell brownies and cup cakes. They bring in vegan ice cream from Chicago.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Fantastic ice cream at the place that invented the Ice Cream Sundae! Lot's of superb flavors and very high quality ice cream make this a place to visit at all times of the day. A mandatory stop for all Ithaca visitors!

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This ice cream place is popular! Parking can be quite the hassle and the line was really, really long but it still took only 20 minutes. The staff seemed very efficient and were constantly keeping things moving. I ordered the Oh my goodness, a sundae with a chocolate cupcake base-the flavors: salted caramel, a sweet salty mix and ???, a... More

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