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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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Patterson, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Purity! Purity is most of the reason we drive to Ithaca from the Hudson Valley! Did I mention that we are ice cream and gelato snobs? If you are in Ithaca, don't miss stopping at Purity. Don't order dessert at your restaurant, just exercise some self control and get over to Purity. Enjoy!

1 Thank JFs_thoughts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best ice cream too! Apparently high butter fat makes for a delicious ice cream! Egg Nog is not that nutmeg spicy type that should be brown - Purity egg nog is like liquid ice cream/custard. Soooooo Fabulous!

1 Thank Ron C
Romulus, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Purity frequently and it is always turns out to be a "special occasion. The ice cream is a genuine, home made, creamy treat. With a wide variety of flavors. Something for everyone. And if you really want something special, now is the time to get EGG NOG. There is none better than Purity!

1 Thank Jpgmd
Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been in business for years and has wonderful and tasty ice cream. If you are looking for excellent ice cream this is the place.

1 Thank Bigblock69
Ithaca, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious one of a kind ice cream. Strongly recommend you visit with your family and friends. Try something new.

1 Thank beaner114a
Greenfield, MA
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three ice creams ordered, three happy customers. Any place that has banana and pumpkin is fine by us! These are our go-to test flavors, and Purity did not disappoint!

1 Thank RoadTripMamma
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, friendly & quick...new inside dining...very nice...always enjoy going to Purity...Hot Fudge Sundae is my favorite...

1 Thank Cost1942
New York
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK this is supposed to be *great* I know and its prob sacrilege to say its not but as a chocolate lover I think they totally messed up wat they call "chocolate bittersweet" which you would think was dark chocolate right? No. Its regular chocolate with dark chocolate dust mixed into it--making the texture like ice cream dirt--yes. Big mistake.... More 

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

Hi there. Thanks for visiting Purity from way far away in New York City! An explanation: Chocolate Bittersweet (along with Bittersweet, Mocha Chip, and Mint Chocolate Chip) are created with a method that Purity has been using since the 1930's of introducing a flow of molten bittersweet chocolate into the stream of ice cream as it is being made/frozen. The... More 

Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Purity for 25 years and it is the best ever. The ice cream is the best in town, and that is saying a lot. Now there is not just pastries and coffee but amazing breakfasts and lunches.

Thank Andrea K
Newark, New Jersey
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped here for dessert after dinner at zaza's. it was delicious. The ice cream was very tasty and light at he same time. We really enjoyed it.

Thank Babci_13

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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, 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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