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Purity Ice Cream Co

700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-272-1545
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (306 reviews)
“sundae” (36 reviews)
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700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850
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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 24 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

Reviewed 21 October 2017

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 23 October 2017

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 9 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 8 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

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It is a unique experience. They have a large variety of flavors. The hang up for me is the price. It seems awful expencive :(More

Thank moviemama3
PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi moviemama3! Thanks for visiting. Sounds like you had a good time and for that I am really happy! We try to tread that narrow balance of keeping our prices in line with other dessert places, while still providing high quality ingredients, a modern and...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

I had Mocha Chip. It was very good. Large quantity for 1 scoop. Good Mocha flavor. The chocolate chips were many but too fine, small. I would have liked larger chips. They have a great location. They are currently recoating the parking lot with only...More

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

Hi Roger S, The parking lot is done (only took two days....never a good time to do that sort of thing!). The story about Mocha Chip (and the Mint Chip and Bittersweet flavors): This is a Purity traditional method...we don't use "chips" or "chunks" in...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great place to relieve your ice cream cravings! SO many flavors all made fresh and local. Great service - although there are often lines in the summer time - the mood is always upbeat as everyone is there for the joy of dessert!More

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

Hello rndtompkins! Glad you like Purity and I hope you will visit often (to try each and every flavor!!). It is indeed a wonderful gathering place in the summer (and now, with our added seating, it has become a great place to meet up at...More

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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
    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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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