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Purity Ice Cream Co

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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Ithaca NY
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Purity Ice Cream is a local institution. Under new ownership, the ice cream shop has cleaned up its act, added some delicious stuff besides their yummy locally-made ice cream (like weekend breakfasts , muffins, pies and cup cakes). Don't be put off by long lines in hot weather...the lines move quickly and there's plenty of seating inside the newly renovated... More 

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

Great Review! Couldn't have done better myself. Only thing you missed is "And the boss is really nice!!" Signed, Her Husband! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our favorite spot for lunch during the week, try the Happy Bowl, we call it The Crack Bowl! You will be dreaming of this delicious meal and wanting it again and again! Weekend brunch is fabulous! Pancakes with Nutella and bananas are a fave! An excellent choice for amazing ice cream and wonderful ice cream concoctions. A great date spot,... More 

1 Thank Beth H
Ithaca, New York
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful local place serving some delicious ice cream. They are a wonderful business. Who doesn't love good ice cream?

1 Thank K S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always fun and nostalgic. When I was a kid we delivered milk to Purity to be magically turned into different flavors of Ice Cream. There is a shiny old ice cream maker on display in the lobby. Former production area is now a bright and airy dining room with beautiful cherry tables. Still offering real milkshakes made with hard ice... More 

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

Thanks for the nice words. And thanks for the milk! I still have the old milk cans that were used when the raw milk came right from the farm on the back of a pick-up truck. Now it travels in shiny, insulated and cooled tank trucks. More 

Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic ice cream! No matter what your dietary restrictions, Purity has something for you. They even have a guide. They make great ice cream cakes too!

1 Thank arianatsp
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good selection, friendly staff, love the picnic tables outdoors! Families with kids, dogs, etc come for delicious treats and comraderie. Just around the corner from the Library Sale, great place to chill out. Only wish there was a better bitter dark chocolate ice cream for grown-ups. We go at least once a month.

Thank Mary B
Irvine, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WIth Cayuga Creamery Up the Lake and the Cornell Dairy Barn up the hill, this is a poor excuse for an ice cream store. Unimaginative and banal offerings in a Dairy town like Ithaca is unacceptable. This is a can miss place.

1 Thank FamilyLester
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177 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute place with dull unmemorable food. Not a repeat for me. Keep looking for other Ithaca restaurants

1 Thank Amir A
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going to Puritan Ice Cream Co during their off season was a treat. It was my first time in Ithaca, and the friend I was visiting was raving about this place for 2 days before coming here. The guy working behind the counter was super helpful, letting us taste as many flavors as we wanted. I got a sprinkle and... More 

1 Thank KurryKitty
New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Homemade ice cream here is the best because of the quality of the dairy products found in Ithaca. I love the green tea ice cream here, but the pumpkin has its own original spin. I have yet to find creamier, fresher ice cream anywhere else.

1 Thank LusoGal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?