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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3255
+1 607-272-1545
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (310 reviews)
“sundae” (37 reviews)
“cupcakes” (27 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3255
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thete isn't a lot of options in Ithaca to get ice cream, but they have variety of flavors and the quality is good.

Thank ecklev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it was remodeled and updated, but you will love the favors of ice cream that have remained timeless. For me its my favorite " Bittersweet Ice Cream ". I have travel extensively, and you will not find this anywhere but here. Not its not...More

Thank Peter M
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Peter M! Thanks for the nice words. Heather and I celebrate 20 years at the helm of Purity, having bought it from the founding family in 1998. I am glad you like our changes. And I am glad you like Bittersweet. We make it...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018

According to the Ithaca Historical Society, Purity Ice Cream Company is the direct descendant of the ice cream shop that first used the term "sundae" in a printed (newspaper) add. Though the actual item, the sundae, must have predated this use, this is nonetheless the...More

Thank Timothy M
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Timothy M, Thanks for the nice note. Actually, though lots of sundae celebrations have happened at Purity over the years, the actual invention took place at a drugstore/soda fountain down on the Ithaca Commons. There has been lots of arguing and lots of research...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018

The food is good but the ice cream is outta this world. Many flavors to choose from. It's a hoppin' summertime must.

Thank patamato60
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi patamato60, High praise indeed! Thanks. Keep trying the food, though, as we are really proud of it and both weekday lunch and weekend breakfast have a large variety of tastes for every palette! See you lots this summer! Bruce

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Very popular and social place, good ice cream, gets very busy at times, this is the place to be to beat the heat.

Thank Ed Z
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ed Z, Nice comment, but where is the heat???? I am waiting, impatiently, for Spring and Summer. No more snow. Please.... Thanks for writing! Bruce

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I've been coming here for years. I ordered the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It was packed with chocolate pieces but lacking the cookie dough pieces. Another member of my group had a similar experience. The ice cream was good; it always is. However,...More

Thank Amy C
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amy C! Thanks for the nice note, even though you did not get all the cookie dough you wanted :/ The distribution of bits and pieces in ice cream is not always an exact science. I hope your experience is better next time. As...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

So many ice cream flavors to choose from. Other options if you don't want ice cream . Large portions. Reasonably priced.

Thank LorettaB1971
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hi Loretta, So many flavors, so little time. But keep going. I KNOW yiou can do it! Thanks for the kind review. Come again soon. Bruce

Reviewed February 4, 2018

Purity is a wonderful surprise for lunch. They offer vegan selections and everything was delicious. It is also wheelchair accessible with wide aisles, helpful staff who are willing to accommodate to help make things easier. Plus the cupcakes are the best.

Thank Rosemary R
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hi Rosemary! We do not really advertize, so our lunch is sort of a hidden gem in Ithaca. Glad you had a good experience and please come again. Be sure to leave me a cupcake, tho... Bruce

Reviewed January 22, 2018

People are always happy when they're getting ice cream! It's a great spot, any time of day. The line always moves fast. The flavors are abundant. I am not an ice cream aficionado, but I'd say it's good, premium ice cream. Two years ago they...More

Thank ithacajosh
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

It IS a happy business. That is our favorite part! Come again soon! Bruce

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Even the cold of winter cannot stop me from visiting Purity! Although they have a great selection of ice cream, I am a sucker for the brownie sundae with black raspberry ice cream......delicious! I always take some cupcakes home as well. The recently expanded the...More

Thank tlcoach14
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hi Tlcoach14, Thanks for the nice words and the visits! That flavor combo on a brownies sounds gooooood. And I too always take some cupcakes home...which can be a problem ;) Bruce

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lyndabogel
November 11, 2016|
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Response from PurityIC | Property representative |
We do have french fries as part of our weekday lunch menu! You can see our lunch menu at our website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $10
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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 14850-3255
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-1545
  • E-mail
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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