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“Lives up to its fame”

Purity Ice Cream Co
Ranked #1 of 12 Dessert in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
NYC
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lives up to its fame”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Great flavors! If you like fruit like I do, try boomberry flavor. Service is perfunctory, as it's large popular place, but it's definitely worth it.

Visited July 2012
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Student's delight”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

My daughter, a student in Ithaca, took me to this ice cream parlor that apparently is a hit with students there. Long line for ice cream that I'm not sure was warrented, but then I am picky about my ice cream. Ice cream is homemade, and is good enough that restaurants in the area advertise if they carry it. I guess if I had not been to such truly great ice cream places in my life, then I would recommend it more highly. But go by, take a taste, and judge for yourself.

Visited May 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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225 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A must stop for pure and good ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

So many flavors and rich ice cream. Be prepared to be patient because lines are almost always long - but worth the wait.

Visited July 2012
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Cortland, NY
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

My car refuses to drive past Purity. It automatically starts to turn into the parking lot. Thankfully I don't live very close to Ithaca or I would weigh in at about 200 lbs. by now.

  • Visited June 2012
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NY-NJ
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cute place, interesting ice cream”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

It's an institution: cute decor, lots of interesting flavor choices, and very popular. The ice cream was OK, but had quite a lot of ice crystals for my taste.

Visited July 2012
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