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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 - 10:00 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
Dining options: Lunch

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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
The best ice cream in Ithaca!

We went here twice in one week with the kids. The ice cream is fresh, homemade with many flavors. The root beer float is quite good. Ample parking and seating indoors and out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went here twice in one week with the kids. The ice cream is fresh, homemade with many flavors. The root beer float is quite good. Ample parking and seating indoors and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love, love, love ice cream (have I mentioned I love it?) and try different shops where ever I go. From Italy to Japan, Peru to the US...Purity Ice Cream is definitely in my top 5. I was with my family and had chocolate, chocolate peanut butter and coconut. All delicious, creamy, pieces of heaven. The service was prompt and... More 

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Florida Keys, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a huge desert fan, but my family always makes it a staple to stop at Purity whenever we grab dinner in Ithaca. Purity is fairly priced, and their ice cream is very tasty.

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Freeville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As far as ice cream goes, in Ithaca, New York, this place cannot be beat! It is hands-down the best ice cream I've eaten in this town. Many of the flavors are other-worldly good! Such as Bittersweet! Vanilla ice cream with dark chocolate bits in it. Superb! Their Pistachio is an amazing white pure and tasty confection! Black Raspberry and... More 

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Au Sable Forks, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Since the renovations the experience has increased dramatically. Quick service, clean environment, great ice cream. Variety of products is somewhat overwhelming but that is a good thing. You can go almost daily and not order the same thing twice in six months.

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Sharon, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped for ice cream on our way out of town and were not disappointed. "Chocolate Debris," "Green Tea" were great choices. Decent sized portions at reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The ice cream was good, homemade ice cream. The service was nice and the building was nice. Not super big servings. Particularly liked the cinnamon tasting cone.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Loved the salted caramel and so nice to see it available at many local restaurants in Ithaca and Watkins Glen. What a nice treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Incredible, well made, local ice cream. Also other dessserts, pies, and goodies. They have a number of unique flavors, and have choices for those with some restrictions. Parking is okay, but look for street parking, and also watch for parking in the lot that is South east of Purity. They have a small lot diagonally across from their storefront. They... More 

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South Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Recipe has changed (more sweet than it used to be) a bit in 50 years, but it is still better than most grocery store brands.

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?