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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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Ranked #6 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
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Truthtastics this is the best ice cream you will ever see, eat, smell, incredible, I could live here. So many choices at very little $$$, so tasty.

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buffalo, ny
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped here July 2014 with my family and we all loved it. Lots of flavor choices and included vegan and lactose free options. The rest of the family had cones and I had a sundae. The hot fudge was extra good and the ice cream just the rich amount of richness. It's on a main thoroughfare in Ithaca and had... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Local ice cream parlors are a rarity these days, but Purity has been going strong since 1936 - one taste and you'll know why. They are currently in the process of expanding their lobby and seating areas, but fully in business. If you are just driving through Ithaca, this is one place you HAVE to stop!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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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
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168 reviews 168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 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
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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
84 helpful votes 84 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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