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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“ice cream” (286 reviews)
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Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped at Purity Ice Cream to give it a try. It was a very long wait to order and then wait again for your order number to show up in the screen for pick up. After waiting for our order for some time we...More

Thank katherine f
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way back home from Ithaca. Always liked the flavor mixtures they have here. Still trying to decide my favorite. Right up there with Cornell ice cream.

Thank AKGN
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way back from Watkins Glen. The line was long but moved fast. We had the chocolate cookie dough, bittersweet chocolate, gimme mocha fudge and the affogato with the amazing coffee ice cream! They were all really good. It was worth the...More

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ice cream is amazing . Very clean and pleasant staff . Does get busy on Friday and Saturday nights . Great place to go when you're looking for something different and far from a chain ice cream place

Thank JC3337
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Purity is part of the Ithaca visit experience. There's lots of flavors. If someone in your group is lactose intolerant or vegan there are selections for them. I had the peanut butter and chocolate chip frozen yogurt. It's the first time I've ever...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gosh, where do I start? Well, the number of mind-boggling flavors. You look up at the board and start looking at flavors....so many to choose from. My favorites...Goose Trax (vanilla ice cream with peanut butter fudge swirl & chunks of peanut butter cups), oh so...More

Thank kdove2016
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello kdove2016! Thanks for being a fan and for trying different flavors. So many of us get stuck on one or two flavors and don't venture out on that new flavor limb much (for me, the routine is Chocolate Debris, then Cookie Dough, then Chocolate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Purity has been a tradition in our Family since it opened. We have had 3 generations there at the same time. This year we had Family from all over the Country coming back to what we call Camp Cayuga, and one tradition is the last...More

Thank bdbuell1313
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bdbuell1313, I love traditions. I especially love your family's tradition of coming to Purity! Do you think that you could work in a winter Camp Cayuga as well? You are perceptive that Heather has worked very hard to optimize our serving process to speed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purity's menu has expanded since we moved here, and it's all good, but usually we still go just for ice cream. Eat some there and take some home.More

Thank gingercohen
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello gingercohen! Thanks for the cheery words. We are very glad you continue to visit us, but I do hope you will try our weekend breakfast sometime...just to expand your stomach a bit so you can have a milkshake later in the day... just a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They haven't been around since the 1930s on luck. A great variety of delicious ice cream. It hit the spot at the end of our day at Taughannock Falls and early dinner at Ithaca Ale House.

Thank KPMcClave
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi KPMcClave Thanks for the review! I love the Ale House. Come hiking in Ithaca again soon. Bruce

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best vegan (soy) ice cream ever (and the regular ice cream looks great, too). I want to go back right now.

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

Lumpyspacequeen, come back! That is a great idea!!

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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
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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