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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (306 reviews)
“sundae” (36 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 3 weeks ago

delicious, hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream on top of creamy delicious ice cream. nuff said. The best ice cream in Ithaca.

Thank Jackson C
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jackson C, You hit the nail on the head. Nothing better than a hot fudge sundae (mine is always, strictly, with Purity Vanilla). Gotta go get one now. Thanks for the suggestion! Please visit again soon! Bruce

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their home made ice cream has been part of Ithaca for decades now. My favorite is “finger lakes tourist,” an ironic reference, with a waffle cone. They turn up at summer concerts. And in the winter they make egg nog. Comfortable place, good location, fun...More

Thank 99ruth99
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 99ruth99! Thanks for the kind words. Eggnog...whew. The season is just ending and my back needs a rest from delivering all those heavy crates to grocery stores around central NY. Please come again and best wishes for the New Year. Bruce

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter recommended this place and it was a treat for sure! Reasonable prices, great ice cream, and plenty of other items for those who may not be huge ice cream fans.More

Thank Andrew R
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andrew R, Thanks for visiting! If your daughter is a student at one of the city's colleges, then rest assured that Purity is helping them stay happy during their time in Ithaca! Its funny, but after so many years as an ice cream shop,...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

So another awesome/nostalgic spot for my friend and I that went to IC. Ice Cream was just as great as I remember. Enjoyed the indoor seating as it was cold out and it looks great. I guess they opened this once they move ice cream...More

Thank SingingOTune
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi SingingOT! Thanks for visiting and the shoutout. Glad you like the "cold stuff". And glad you like that Purity bling! Those metal scoops are favorite Christmas gifts to our relatives! Bruce

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful ice cream, but also very good sandwiches and other lunch items. Servers were very efficient and friendly. We had a great time.More

Thank martnlivy
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hello martnlivy, Thanks for taking the time over the Holiday to write this nice review. We appreciate it! We don't really do much advertising, so we rely on word-of-mouth on stuff like our lunch service to get it introduced to the world. My wife is...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

There's a lot of hype this place needs to live up to. But I don't think it does! Don't get me wrong, it is good ice cream. But that's it. Just good. It doesn't make me rant and rave or push me to forget about...More

Thank YourFavoriteBeachBum
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hi YourFavoriteBeachBum, Thanks for the review. I would NEVER want to be responsible for reducing someone to ranting and raving ;) Visit again and try more desserts. Or our food. Hope we can get you drooling, if not ranting, in the future! Cheers, Bruce

Reviewed 10 November 2017

located at the very point where route 13 splits into 2 single lane downtown roads, Purity ice cream is an Ithaca institution. Parking is really easy as the lot has a few spots, plus there's additional space across the street. They offer a wide variety...More

Thank don_cjma
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hello don_cjma - Thanks for the great review of all sorts of Purity aspects (it is pretty rare that people like our parking arrangements! Glad you found the lot across the street, where this is pretty much always a spot). Next time you visit, please...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Research beforehand said this was the best ice cream in Ithaca. The chocolate and mixed berry (blueberry, cherry, & strawberry) ice creams were flavorful, but I prefer my ice cream creamier. There were more ice crystals than I like. The flavors were limited when we...More

Thank Camille C
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hi Camille C.! Thanks for visiting and leaving a review. Ice crystals only happen when ice cream warms, even a little bit, and then gets colder again... So any ice crystals you found were not a result of the recipe, but rather poor handling in...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Friendly, clean, and best of all the ice cream, and homemade bake goods are great! Large variety of sundaes, milk shakes, and ice cream flavors.

Thank Michelle G
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hi Michelle G., Thanks for the kind words. Hope you come again soon. Happy Holidays! Bruce

Reviewed 22 October 2017

There is a reason this place always has a big crowd! Best hard ice cream flavors anywhere with great shakes, sundaes, and light meals! They staff the place appropriately and the line always moves along. They have expanded the dining area and continue to improve....More

Thank Skantravellady
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Skantravellady! Nice way to start the day - with a review like yours! Glad you had a good time at Purity and that you like our flavors. Have you tried Gimme Mocha Fudge?? That will satisfy your coffee and chocolate needs... Btw, you can...More

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lyndabogel
12 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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