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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (271 reviews)
“cupcakes” (28 reviews)
“sundae” (30 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed yesterday

The ice cream is pretty good. No complaints. Parking can be a hassle at busy times. The new sit down addition is noisy and has the feel of a high school locker room. We usually opt to sit outside. ( upon reading the ingredients label...More

Thank Paf46
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having an ice cream cone at Purity's is a real treat! I choose vanilla and it was delicious. They've expanded since the last time (20 years ago:)) we visited and there was still a long line. It's obviously as popular as ever.

Thank Marilee B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Received a recommendation from a friend to go here. Boy am I glad. Excellent ice cream and frozen yogurt. Even gluten free ice cream cones! Great vibe inside. Excellent service. If you are anywhere close to Ithaca, make this a stop!!

Thank FamilyFunTrips5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the ice cream at Purity is more expensive than at a typical ice cream parlor, the impressive range of dairy-free flavors makes it worth it. Would go back!

Thank gaviaimmer
PurityIC, Manager at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi gaviaimmer, Thanks for visiting! We work hard to have great treats for everyone! We have lots of gluten-free dessert options as well as dairy-free. Cheers, Bruce

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has great ice cream! They also have delicious looking specialty muffins, cup cakes and a variety of pies! Coffee, teas, milkshakes and yogurt, sundaes as well. The variety of ice cream flavors cannot be beat!

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

Hi Carol T, Thanks for the kind words. Now, I hope that you have tried each and every one of the items you listed! Come on...you can do it! Hope to see you again soon at Purity! Bruce

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a modern version of an old ice cream parlor. With that comes modern flavors too. There are about 30 flavors here. Ranging from Banana (one I have to try next time) to pretzel logic to the one I tried. Blueberry Cheesecake Muffin....More

Thank Ryan7733
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ryan7733 ! And don't forget all the baked goods! Thanks for the nice words. Hope you come again. I like the banana ice cream in a sundae with hot fudge....just a thought...gotta go have one now... Bruce

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome ice cream, but not so awesome service. Workers more focused on visiting among themselves than serving customers. Disappointing.More

Thank MelanieM_AI2015
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi MelanieM_AI2015, Thanks for writing. Your comment was shared with our team. Sometimes...just as Purity is a social moment for our customers, it can become a bit too much of a social moment for us as well. We will work to be more attentive. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stop not to be missed! Just about any combination of ice cream and flavors. No one on the long line minded the wait.

Thank Ricardo1219
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ricardo1219! Thanks for the nice review. Our colleagues work hard to not just move the line along, but make sure that everyone gets what they want and have a fun time doing it! Bruce

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there 2 nights in a row. Exceptional ice cream, with many fabulous flavors. Lines are long but move quickly.

Thank Susan M
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Susan M, Thanks for visiting (twice!) and we hope you will visit again soon. Lots of different flavors to try! Cheers, Bruce

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was packed on a cool night but the line moves along. Many flavors to choose from and the ice cream was excellent. Young and old alike getting ice cream. Scoops are large! One scoop was plenty for me. Would highly recommend.More

Thank highrustler
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi highrustler, A really fun thing about Purity is that we serve the total spectrum of hungry ice cream lovers... Every part of society is pretty much the same when confronted by an ice cream cone. It is fun to behold and is one of...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have French fries
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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