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“Amazing ice cream and cupcakes”

Purity Ice Cream Co
Ranked #1 of 11 Dessert in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 5 - USD 10
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Dining options: After-hours
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.
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

They just remodeled to open up lots more space. Some of the best ice cream I have ever had. Wife ha a great cupcake. Reasonably priced for great ice cream and good sized portions. The parking is a bit tight.

Thank UpstateNYFamilyMan
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

An Ithaca mainstay since 1936 and newly remodeled, Purity Ice Cream is a fun place with good ice cream and, now, breakfast. The service is always friendly, and the ice cream is creamy and mild. Our favorites include salted caramel, coconut and chocolate peanut butter; we usually elect to bring it home, though there's ample seating inside and outside when it's warm.

The other day we tried their breakfast -- it's very good! As many know, Ithaca unfortunately lacks enough good breakfast spots; as such, when Purity Ice Cream remodeled to expand its restaurant area we were super pleased. Our son ordered pancakes, which he had with chocolate syrup and bananas, and said were tasty.

My husband and I ordered traditional eggs, meat and potatoes, which featured homemade English muffins and a mix of different potatoes. The eggs were prepared perfectly, and the meat -- bacon for him, sausage for me -- was from The Piggery here in town. Suffice to say, it was fresh and delicious.

A nice touch was one of the owners stopping by our table to briefly chat. We told her we are excited to have found a wonderful option for breakfast at Purity Ice Cream and we meant it. We'll be back!

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2  Thank beckybob
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is an organized, spacious ice cream place! They also have inside seating! When we entered we noticed they have pies, cupcakes, ice cream cakes as well as ice cream! Their ice cream was delicious! I also notices they had Ithaca Ginger Beer floats, which sound great! This is a destination ice cream place!

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Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Great ice cream with many flavor choices. My favorite was the salted caramel. Fun place! People with peanut/nut allergies can't eat here. The staff was great about helping us figure out if our child with a nut allergy could eat here (No!)

Thank Libby400
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is a recently remodeled and charming ice cream shop. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and there is a nice line area to wait in. Parking was extremely tight!! They now offer breakfast on weekends.

Ice cream is very good with many interesting flavors. It is certainly above average but not the best I've ever had. Price is a bit higher than other ice cream shops.

We enjoyed the visit and would likely return. Just not at the top of our ice cream list.

Thank MommaJage
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