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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (295 reviews)
“sundae” (34 reviews)
“cupcakes” (28 reviews)
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07:30 - 23:00All hours
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Purity has been famous for their ice cream for generations but now their offering of breakfast/brunch on the weekends is great. My wife is vegan but I'm not, fabulous choices for us both.

Thank G0BigRed22
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks for visiting. Providing fun and tasty breakfast choices for many diets was important for us, being omnivores! Please come again. Bruce

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went by and saw the long lines so thought we would give it a try. YUM! I had the Bulldog crunch and it was excellent! Would definitely go back.

Thank Amy Z
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks for the visit, Amy. We work really hard to keep the line moving quickly. Hope you stop in again sometime. Bruce

Reviewed 5 April 2017

A great place for fun ice cream flavors. Weekend brunches are also a treat. A must-visit if you're in Ithaca. Fair prices for what you get- ice cream servings are huge!

Thank Ginny M
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks for visiting, Ginny!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Have eaten there (lunch) three times in last 3 weeks. (Ice cream, for MANY years, LOVE!). I applaud their reaching for new things to do. But, several problems, and responses, have me wishing they'd learn, quickly. Ordered Happy Bowl, (great idea!) avocado was very off,...More

Thank jwithaca
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hi jwithaca, I am thankful you talked with me during one of your lunch visits. I know we chatted briefly about the cryovac avocado you were served. Since our discussion I use fresh only. I found it difficult to get avocado this winter, but I...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We loved it! Get the cool Nick mint ice cream with hot fudge and coffee. It's a delish shake. Try the truffles!!!!!!

Thank Joanna A
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thanks for the nice words. You are making me hungry!

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Good old fashion ice cream parlor. Delicious flavors and unbelievable menu for ice cream. And ice cream lovers dream

Thank Mike M
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thanks, Mike. Try one flavor each visit and we'll both be happy :)

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Purity Ice Cream is really an Ithaca tradition. For residents, it's almost inevitable that you'll run into a neighbor or someone you know as you line-up to place your order. Recently, expanded, Purity offers plenty of comfortable seating indoors as well as an array of...More

Thank DAS_2009
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Hi DAS. Thanks for the kind words. What I treasure most about Purity is the memories that get created here. And yes, the eggnog is nuclear!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is 3 years since our last visit and the ice cream is still excellent. The indoor seating has been expanded and now there is a food menu. Nevertheless this is our spot for ice cream whenever we are anywhere close to Ithaca! We usually...More

Thank Francis R
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Hi Francis. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the review. But once every three years is definitely not often enough! See you again soon.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The only small ice cream maker that I know of that regularly ships their products to out of state purchasers, even some several states away. It is that good! Some of their flavors are truely unique. Purity eggnog is rated the best ever by those...More

Thank Bruce D
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Hi Bruce. Good name! Thanks for the kind words and you and I both are looking forward to that second week in November when the first eggnog run happens! Cheers, Bruce from Purity

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect spot for a warm summers night treat. Outstanding selection of ice cream that is always fresh. If you like a homemade breakfast this is the weekend spot for you. Their homemade English Muffins melt in your mouth.

Thank dhallryan
purityice, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Hi dhallryan, Thanks for taking the time to send us a review. Those English muffins are my mother-in-law's recipe. She always bakes them in a can and gives them to us for Christmas! Bruce

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lyndabogel
11 November 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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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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