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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (261 reviews)
“cupcakes” (27 reviews)
“sundae” (29 reviews)
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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

We have enjoyed Purity ice cream since we were Cornell students in the late 1970s. So any time we are in Ithaca we make it a point to stop at Purity. Its nostalgic for us, but really we keep coming back because the ice cream...More

Thank Wilderness4Ever
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I have only had ice cream at Purity, but they do have menu items too. Can't comment on those, but would recommend the ice cream to anyone traveling to Ithaca. Lots of flavors, prompt service, though there can be long lines. Not much else to...More

Thank Elliemae2828
Reviewed August 10, 2016

The ice cream here is great!! We loved it so much we had to buy a t-shirt and sweatshirt to commemorate our visit forever. My husband got a banana split and I got their chocolate ice cream with espresso swirl...soooo good!!

Thank Y5515EZnicoler
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the kind words!! Just a note about that flavor your husband had: Gimme Mocha Fudge: We blend in espresso powder ground by our local coffee company Gimme Coffee. Cheers and hope you stop in again soon. Bruce

Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after dinner with 3 friends. Lots of good ice cream choices. Plenty of tables set up to enjoy them along with good friends and great conversation. Not fancy but a pleasant place to stop.

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I personally love ice cream and have traveled all over the world and tried tons of different flavors and kinds. The service and staff was so great, and the ice cream was the best I've ever had! The breakfast menu was honestly better than most...More

1  Thank Emporia M
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Lots of options, excellent ice cream, line moves fast but can be long. Try the Chocolate Debris or the Goose Trax

1  Thank ithaca255
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Tasty, local ice cream and a fun place to go with friends and family. Line is often long and can be very long wait times. Quite pricey.

Thank Elisheva G
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Purity is fine.. the ice cream is delicious because, um, it's ice cream. But it's not handmade anymore and it doesn't taste nearly as good as the unassuming Sweet Melissa's, which is about five blocks away and heavenly. If you have more time, go up...More

Thank Laurel S
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Purity claims to be the place where the ice cream sundae was invented. Not sure of that, but I am sure that they serve some of the most delicious ice cream in the U.S. They also have very good sandwiches which I suggest you split...More

1  Thank Susanplae
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The establishment is updated since we visited about 5 years ago. Good ice cream. But too much like a franchise establishment nowMore

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

Hi Grant, Thanks for visiting and for the review! Sorry we haven't seen you for 5 years (hope your next visit will be sooner!). Lots has changed, that's for sure. The building was falling down and needed to be fixed up and upgraded. A lot....More

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Do you have French fries
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
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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
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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.