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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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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (303 reviews)
“sundae” (36 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ice cream is excellent. We shared one scoop in a cup. The scoops are huge, so one scoop was fine. This is a very popular ice cream shop so be prepared to wait. Expensive, but I think that has to be expected for excellent...More

Thank bobfox98
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear bobfox98 Thanks for your message and your visit! We are glad you had a good time, got through the line in good order, and had a tasty treat and good memory at our shop. Please come again and work your way through our flavor...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Came for dessert - huge selection of ice cream. This was a delicious treat. Well priced , friendly staff - will come again.

Thank Tracey R
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Tracey R, We appreciate your visit and your kind words. We do hope you will come again and work your way through our long list of flavors. It is a worthy quest! Happy Fall! Bruce

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Nice selection of savoury food on the menu it is not just an ice cream bar. Reasonably priced and reasonable portions of food, you won't need a doggy bag here. Goo selection of ice cream and even those vegan people won't need to moan here.More

Thank Skytourist
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Skytourist, Thanks for the visit and for trying our food offerings! I don't have a dog, so I make a point of never having anything left on my plate to feel bad about not taking home! And I hope that next time you will...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

After lunch, we stopped in for some ice cream, shakes and pie. Everyone was very impressed and loved what they had. The staff was friendly. helpful and made great recommendations to us. If you are visiting, or a local, stop in for some ice cream...More

Thank David D
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi David D. Thanks for the nice review. My only suggest for an improved Purity experience is to eat your lunch at Purity too! M-F (Weekends we serve breakfast!). Also, glad you tried the pie. It is really hard for Heather to keep pies in...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Huge assortment of flavors. Very creamy and flavorful. Absolutely worth the price. Love the atmosphere

Thank Dick S
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Dick S, Thanks for the visit and the kind words. While I love the ice cream, I agree that the atmosphere is fun and it is my favorite part. So many great memories are made at Purity. I love that. Cheers, Bruce

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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