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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best ice cream too! Apparently high butter fat makes for a delicious ice cream! Egg Nog is not that nutmeg spicy type that should be brown - Purity egg nog is like liquid ice cream/custard. Soooooo Fabulous!

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Thank Ron C
Romulus, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We go to Purity frequently and it is always turns out to be a "special occasion. The ice cream is a genuine, home made, creamy treat. With a wide variety of flavors. Something for everyone. And if you really want something special, now is the time to get EGG NOG. There is none better than Purity!

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Thank Jpgmd
Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been in business for years and has wonderful and tasty ice cream. If you are looking for excellent ice cream this is the place.

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Thank Bigblock69
Ithaca, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious one of a kind ice cream. Strongly recommend you visit with your family and friends. Try something new.

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Thank beaner114a
Greenfield, MA
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three ice creams ordered, three happy customers. Any place that has banana and pumpkin is fine by us! These are our go-to test flavors, and Purity did not disappoint!

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Thank RoadTripMamma
Leesburg
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, friendly & quick...new inside dining...very nice...always enjoy going to Purity...Hot Fudge Sundae is my favorite...

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Thank Cost1942
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK this is supposed to be *great* I know and its prob sacrilege to say its not but as a chocolate lover I think they totally messed up wat they call "chocolate bittersweet" which you would think was dark chocolate right? No. Its regular chocolate with dark chocolate dust mixed into it--making the texture like ice cream dirt--yes. Big mistake.... More 

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Thank Knohanz
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for visiting Purity from way far away in New York City! An explanation: Chocolate Bittersweet (along with Bittersweet, Mocha Chip, and Mint Chocolate Chip) are created with a method that Purity has been using since the 1930's of introducing a flow of molten bittersweet chocolate into the stream of ice cream as it is being made/frozen. The... More 

Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Purity for 25 years and it is the best ever. The ice cream is the best in town, and that is saying a lot. Now there is not just pastries and coffee but amazing breakfasts and lunches.

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Thank Andrea K
Newark, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We stopped here for dessert after dinner at zaza's. it was delicious. The ice cream was very tasty and light at he same time. We really enjoyed it.

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Thank Babci_13
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

There's a reason everyone recommends this. There's plenty of ice cream flavors to sample with some unique ones you won't find elsewhere. The portions are generous and the ice cream is delicious. If we were locals this would be a regular stop for us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 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
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-1545
Description
Premium ice cream from upstate NY milk! Fresh baked pies, muffins, cupcakes and other goodies. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 7:30am-1:00pm Monday-Friday Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm Fresh food, local ingredients. Fun setting. Happy times.

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