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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3239
607-272-1545
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Ranked #11 of 243 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
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
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Scott Township, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited this ice cream parlor when we returned our son to IC. It was not great. I had the bulldog crunch, my husband had fingerlakes tourist. Bulldog crunch was good, I detected some ice crystals in the ice cream, which should never be found in ice cream. My husband expected the chocolate base of his ice cream to be... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you haven't had Bulldog Crunch -- its an absolute must!! The ice cream is so good here -- and the baked goods are to die for -- delish!!!! Love Purity!!

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Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Purity Ice Cream has been a favorite in the Ithaca area for a very long time . It is worth the trip but a bit overpriced for the quantity . I have been going there for almost 50 years and the quality has diminished but it is still good.

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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a great place to stop for ice cream -- lots of fun & playful flavors, plus all of the old standards. They make wonderful old-fashioned treats, like their amazing ice cream sodas served with extra soda on the side, and thick milk shakes (that don't come out of a machine!). Right on the main road (Rt. 13) as... More 

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Each time we visit Ithaca, we stop for ice cream here. Doesn't matter what the weather is, ice cream is a nice treat any time of year! Purity has many many flavors...many are unique...but never disappoints!

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Ithaca, New York
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to Purity twice. In the first case the line was out the door wrapped around the block. Not worth waiting for. In the other case, we picked up some cupcakes. Although they were on the smallish side, they were quite good. Carrot Cake was very good. Moist - full of flavor.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We never miss the chance to get ice cream at Purity at least once whenever we visit our daughter at college. The three of us just love everything we have ever tried here! This time I got banana ice cream and it was perfection! Full of banana flavor and rich and delicious. Last time I got the almond joyous which... More 

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Cazenovia, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We do not like the new renovations. Seems disjointed! Too much wasted space that doesn't benefit the customer.

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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
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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