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“Overpriced ”

Purity Ice Cream Co
Ranked #1 of 12 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 24 August 2017 via mobile

Ice cream is super overpriced for very basic products, also most products contain chocolate making choices very slim for people with food allergies.

Thank rombacht
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PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi rombacht!

Thanks for writing and for your visit. Sorry we seem to have disappointed you. We like happy customers... We do love our chocolate at Purity, but almost half of our over 30 flavors do not contain chocolate so I am sorry you could not find something that excited your taste buds...

We try hard to keep our prices competitive with other area ice cream places.

Hope you will give us another try sometime. The Sea Salt Caramel is terrific!

Bruce

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 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 noticed numbers after ours were being posted. I went up to the counter and our order was sitting there, melting. Our number had never been posted. Ice cream was delicious and creamy. Service was disappointing.

Thank Katherine8183
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PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Greetings, katherine f!

Thanks for visiting and for your comments. A busy night at Purity can be...really busy! We try very hard to keep the line moving and serve people as rapidly as we can while not making them feel rushed while ordering. It is very true that orders often are not served in numerical order (much like at other places that use a numbering system) since different items take different times to prepare!

When we have something ready, we shout out the number and then, if no one shows up quickly to grab it, we put the number on the sign board so you can view it in the dining room. I am very sorry if we didn't get to that second step quickly enough. Melting ice cream is a sad thing. Hope you will give us another try sometime soon.

Bruce

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 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
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PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hello AKGN,

Thanks for your visits! The best thing is that we have lots of flavors, so keep on trying new ones.

Cheers,
Bruce

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 stop..we will be back! There is covered outdoor seating, large dining room inside and free parking.

Thank Hannah J
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PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi Hannah J,

Great flavor selection you made there. That was all on one waffle cone, right?! Hope to have you visit again this summer.

Bruce

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 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
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PurityIC, Owner at Purity Ice Cream Co, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for the visit, JC3337, and the kind words. Please come again soon!

Bruce

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