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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 - 10:00 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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream in Upstate NY!!!! Lines can be long but move quickly. Quirky signage and lots of Purity merchandise for sale. Fave flavor "gimme mocha fudge"

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Thank Eve K
Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Spectacular! Just exactly what Ithaca needed. Great food, great coffee, great ice cream, homemade muffins and pies, ice cream cakes for any occasion. Purity is rocking Itown.

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Thank KathleenShermanMorro
Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Recent remodeling has made Purity an even greater joy for my occasional ice cream fix. I nearly always get Sleepers Awake, such a tasty blend of coffee and chocolate that I don't mind if it gives me insomnia.

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Thank James H
Chester, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place was rated behind Melissa's last year when we came to Ithaca so we didn't eat there. This year Melissa's was really not very special so the next night we went here. MUCH better. I liked the many choices better and the indoor air conditioned place to eat the ice cream on a hot day.

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Thank EG391
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Ice cream shop the size of a small restaurant with a huge selection of ice creams, sundaes, shakes, etc. Great place to stop by for dessert after a dinner in downtown Ithaca.

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Thank Brad781
Kathmandu, Nepal
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453 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

The ice-cream was really just ordinary ice-cream but with the details of banana splits and sprinkles it seemed special. The wait time was too long if you go after dinner. By the time you get the ice cream the kids are no longer interested.

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

Hi Friend! Thanks for coming to Purity and sorry it was not a memorable visit. Our ice cream is made with ingredients not found in most ice creams anymore. Our recipes date from many decades ago and we don't use corn syrup in our ice cream bases as most products do now. We try hard to maintain a traditional taste... More 

Ohio
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the feel of the interior of the building. It felt very much like an original old fashion dairy with tile walls etc. the ice cream itself was also great. The hot fudge sauce was perfectly made. Overwhelming on a first visit not sure what to try as far as flavors go, many great options. Not a bad problem... More 

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Thank yellowradio
standish,maine
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We all had different items and the peppermint ice cream that I had was lovely. All of the ice cream flavors sounded wonderful and the restaurant was clean and bright.

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Thank silvergirl 17
Connecticut
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98 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

A great little ice cream shop with sooooo many choices. It is a very popular place as there are long lines/waits however the ice cream was really good and it was a fun place to stop at. When I am back in Ithaca I will definitely stop by again - thank you!

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Thank wdziurzynski
Georgia, USA
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Good ice cream. Had coconut which had fresh shredded coconut in it. Coffee Ice cream was also tasty. Base ice cream is fairly creamy. I've had better ice cream but did like this and would go back. Be prepared to wait...they take your order then call your order number once ready (seems inefficient versus just scooping you cone when you... More 

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Thank Georgia-USA

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?