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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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7:30 am - 11:00 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

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  • 100
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    Very good
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Iconic Ithaca visit

Best place for ice cream in the area. Put your diet on hold for an hour. It would be nice if they had a few more vegan or non-dairy options. I have mentioned several times to them they will set a new standard of customer service if they could sell those individually-wrapped lactaid pills for a dime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Jeff L
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Best place for ice cream in the area. Put your diet on hold for an hour. It would be nice if they had a few more vegan or non-dairy options. I have mentioned several times to them they will set a new standard of customer service if they could sell those individually-wrapped lactaid pills for a dime a piece or... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether or not you believe that Ithaca was the first place to feature an ice cream sundae, you can't go wrong by stopping here for phenomenal ice cream treats. I took my daughters here frequently when they were growing up and now my grandchildren enjoy Purity treats. Purity is an Ithaca institution. If you want to take in what it... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The weather was very cold, it was sleeting, and it was March - it must be Ithaca - and yes, we ventured out for ice cream. Huge listing of ice cream and soy ice cream. Chocolate Raspberry Truffle is worth the trip -- as are the other chocolate flavors. I assume the others are too --- I eat chocolate!

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I absolutely love Purity Ice Cream. I just the quality of an ice cream by how good their basic vanilla is, and Purity Vanilla is exceptional. I also like their mint chocolate chip. I'm sure their other flavors are superb as well, though I generally stick to my favorites. I love going to Purity when I get to visit Cornell.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great place to take family for dessert. Nothing very creative or gourmet, just good down to earth desserts.

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Newfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I just really like their ice cream It is easy to find and you can get coffee if you want too. They have dry ice if you need that too and their eggnog is out of this world around holiday time.

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Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Whenever we visit family, a stop to Purity is always on the list. Their ice cream is heavenly--smooth, creamy, flavorful and always so fresh. You can tell it is made with prime ingredients. Even if lines are long, they move very quickly. The staff is friendly and efficient. My husband loves their ice cream so much that he bought a... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

So many good flavors... The soda for the floats is Ithaca Beer Co. soda and is SO good. Root Beer or Ginger Beer are both good, but their Ginger Beer is uniquely warming. Try it! Other good ice cream cone choices: cinnamon, pumpkin praline, candy cane Try the affogatto if you like espresso.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great ice cream, several options and reasonable prices. It is a must visit in Ithaca during the summer.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Ice Cream parlor! A must for the locals as well as the tourists. Great treats for the warmer weather or anytime you want really good ice cream. In the summer, the lines can get long but it is worth the wait. Pick up a cone or a hand packed container and enjoy.

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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
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
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?