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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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9:00 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
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
A Must Every Time We Travel There

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Minimartaan
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Milford, New Jersey
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Milford, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 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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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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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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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
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133 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?