Best ice cream in Ithaca

Check out the top ice cream in Ithaca, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Purity Ice Cream Co.
1. Purity Ice Cream Co.
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45 local reviews
700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 607-272-1545
StorePoint of interestFood
Lisa
You might think this is just an ice cream place...but you'd be wrong. It is a favorite ice cream stop,…
Sarah
Not only can you get amazing ice cream and vegan ice cream creations, but they now do lunch during the week…
Courtney And Umit
Ice cream and baked pie shop. They have also weekend pancake breakfast. 15 minute walk or two minute drive…
1. Purity Ice Cream Co.
1. Purity Ice Cream Co.
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45 local reviews
700 Cascadilla St, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 607-272-1545
Lisa
Lisa
You might think this is just an ice cream place...but you'd be wrong. It is a favorite ice cream stop, conveniently located on the main drag…
Sarah
Sarah
Not only can you get amazing ice cream and vegan ice cream creations, but they now do lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends.
Courtney And Umit
Courtney And Umit
Ice cream and baked pie shop. They have also weekend pancake breakfast. 15 minute walk or two minute drive from house.
2. Cayuga Lake Creamery
2. Cayuga Lake Creamery
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17 local reviews
8421 New York 89, Interlaken
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 607-532-9492
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Will
A must stop for when you're touring wineries on Cayuga Lake. Right up their with Sweet Melissa's for best ice…
Sital
USA Today calls this the best ice cream in NY state. They make 30 or so flavors daily. Must do on a hot summer…
Jane-Marie
Just the best ice cream in the world. On the west side of Cayuga Lake after Taughanock Park on Rte 89. Local…
2. Cayuga Lake Creamery
2. Cayuga Lake Creamery
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17 local reviews
8421 New York 89, Interlaken
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 607-532-9492
Will
Will
A must stop for when you're touring wineries on Cayuga Lake. Right up their with Sweet Melissa's for best ice cream. Lot's more flavors…
Sital
Sital
USA Today calls this the best ice cream in NY state. They make 30 or so flavors daily. Must do on a hot summer day or any day.
Jane-Marie
Jane-Marie
Just the best ice cream in the world. On the west side of Cayuga Lake after Taughanock Park on Rte 89. Local. No gelatin.
3. Seneca Farms
3. Seneca Farms
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14 local reviews
2485 NY-54A, Penn Yan
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 315-536-4066
Meal takeawayStoreRestaurant
Peter
The best restaurant and ice cream shop on Keuka Lake! If you are visiting the Finger Lakes, Seneca Farms is a…
Sally & Keith
Ice cream!!! A must do stop if you are in Penn Yan. Pick up some fried chicken while you're there and have…
David
Seriously, the best home made ice cream for hundreds of miles around and fantastic fried chicken. It's so…
3. Seneca Farms
3. Seneca Farms
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14 local reviews
2485 NY-54A, Penn Yan
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 315-536-4066
Peter
Peter
The best restaurant and ice cream shop on Keuka Lake! If you are visiting the Finger Lakes, Seneca Farms is a "must see". Great for the…
Sally & Keith
Sally & Keith
Ice cream!!! A must do stop if you are in Penn Yan. Pick up some fried chicken while you're there and have picnic!
David
David
Seriously, the best home made ice cream for hundreds of miles around and fantastic fried chicken. It's so good.
4. Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop
4. Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop
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13 local reviews
200 West Seneca Street, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 607-277-0090
FoodStorePoint of interest
Ian & Samantha
This adorable little ice cream shop is an easy walk from our house. Its attached to a 24/7 sandwich shop but…
Melanie
Absolutelythe BEST ice homemade ice cream in Ithaca. Always available: traditional softserve, also ice…
Pamela
THE MOST DELICIOUS ICE CREAM (and vegan coconut-based ice cream) OF ALL TIME. Pint flavors change daily, so…
4. Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop
4. Sweet Melissa's Ice Cream Shop
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13 local reviews
200 West Seneca Street, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 607-277-0090
Ian & Samantha
Ian & Samantha
This adorable little ice cream shop is an easy walk from our house. Its attached to a 24/7 sandwich shop but it's not open all night! They…
Melanie
Melanie
Absolutelythe BEST ice homemade ice cream in Ithaca. Always available: traditional softserve, also ice cream/sorbet combo known as…
Pamela
Pamela
THE MOST DELICIOUS ICE CREAM (and vegan coconut-based ice cream) OF ALL TIME. Pint flavors change daily, so you want to come back for more…
5. Cornell Dairy Bar
5. Cornell Dairy Bar
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5 local reviews
411 Tower Rd, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 607-255-7660
StorePoint of interestFood
Caitlin
Great Cornell Ice Cream and coffee! Good place to stop if you've been walking around Cornell and it's hot. …
Bryson
The richest ice cream ever. The actually use so much cream that they can only sell the ice cream at Cornell.
Tasha
Dairy products made on campus feature at this Cornell University stop for ice cream & sandwiches.
5. Cornell Dairy Bar
5. Cornell Dairy Bar
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5 local reviews
411 Tower Rd, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 8:30 AM
+1 607-255-7660
Caitlin
Caitlin
Great Cornell Ice Cream and coffee! Good place to stop if you've been walking around Cornell and it's hot. There is a parking lot across…
Bryson
Bryson
The richest ice cream ever. The actually use so much cream that they can only sell the ice cream at Cornell.
Tasha
Tasha
Dairy products made on campus feature at this Cornell University stop for ice cream & sandwiches.
6. Collegetown Bagels
6. Collegetown Bagels
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21 local reviews
415 College Avenue, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 607-273-0982
BakeryCafeBar
Jessie
More bagels and sandwiches than you can shake a stick at. Also ice cream and beer on tap. A college student…
Hanna
Get your sandwiches, ice cream, coffee, tea, and beer here.
6. Collegetown Bagels
6. Collegetown Bagels
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21 local reviews
415 College Avenue, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 607-273-0982
Jessie
Jessie
More bagels and sandwiches than you can shake a stick at. Also ice cream and beer on tap. A college student mainstay.
Hanna
Hanna
Get your sandwiches, ice cream, coffee, tea, and beer here.
7. Cafe Pacific
7. Cafe Pacific
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3 local reviews
114 Dryden Rd, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+1 607-277-7700
CafeRestaurantPoint of interest
Linda
No frills Japanese noodles, pretty cheap and yummy, coffee and ice cream.
Hanna
Molten Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream! And free wi-fi!
7. Cafe Pacific
7. Cafe Pacific
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3 local reviews
114 Dryden Rd, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+1 607-277-7700
Linda
Linda
No frills Japanese noodles, pretty cheap and yummy, coffee and ice cream.
Hanna
Hanna
Molten Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream! And free wi-fi!
8. Collegetown Bagels
8. Collegetown Bagels
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25 local reviews
203 North Aurora Street, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 607-273-2848
BakeryCafeFood
Linda
Affiliated with Ithaca Bakery. Great bagels and sandwiches, & ice cream and desserts.
8. Collegetown Bagels
8. Collegetown Bagels
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25 local reviews
203 North Aurora Street, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 607-273-2848
Linda
Linda
Affiliated with Ithaca Bakery. Great bagels and sandwiches, & ice cream and desserts.
9. Trimmers Ice Cream
9. Trimmers Ice Cream
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2 local reviews
9833 New York 96, Trumansburg
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 607-387-3993
FoodStorePoint of interest
Rosina
Roadside family-owned ice cream spot with ice cream, soft serve and frozen yogurt.
Jim
Hard and soft serve Ice cream.
9. Trimmers Ice Cream
9. Trimmers Ice Cream
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2 local reviews
9833 New York 96, Trumansburg
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 607-387-3993
Rosina
Rosina
Roadside family-owned ice cream spot with ice cream, soft serve and frozen yogurt.
Jim
Jim
Hard and soft serve Ice cream.
10. Press Bay Alley
10. Press Bay Alley
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7 local reviews
116-118 W Green St, Ithaca
Ian & Samantha
This is a cool new shopping area with smaller micro stores including an herb shop, ice cream shop, coffee shop…
Linda
Good coffee, and another shop with Sweet Melissa's local ice cream including plant-based options. Also…
10. Press Bay Alley
10. Press Bay Alley
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7 local reviews
116-118 W Green St, Ithaca
Ian & Samantha
Ian & Samantha
This is a cool new shopping area with smaller micro stores including an herb shop, ice cream shop, coffee shop and more coming soon (like a…
Linda
Linda
Good coffee, and another shop with Sweet Melissa's local ice cream including plant-based options. Also Bramble, an herbalists' collective…
11. Dolce Delight
11. Dolce Delight
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5 local reviews
1080 Danby Rd, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 607-272-0282
BakeryStoreRestaurant
Olivia
Super cute, locally owned coffee and sandwhich shop with sweets, ice cream, free wifi etc.
Suzanne
Great ice cream and breakfast sandwiches.
11. Dolce Delight
11. Dolce Delight
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5 local reviews
1080 Danby Rd, Ithaca
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 607-272-0282
Olivia
Olivia
Super cute, locally owned coffee and sandwhich shop with sweets, ice cream, free wifi etc.
Suzanne
Suzanne
Great ice cream and breakfast sandwiches.
12. The Elf In The Oak
12. The Elf In The Oak
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15 local reviews
4221 NY-414, Burdett
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 607-546-4641
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Meghan
Adorable little cafe with basic food, great atmosphere and ice cream!
Neil
Walkable from the house. Great sandwhiches. Ice cream.
12. The Elf In The Oak
12. The Elf In The Oak
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15 local reviews
4221 NY-414, Burdett
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 607-546-4641
Meghan
Meghan
Adorable little cafe with basic food, great atmosphere and ice cream!
Neil
Neil
Walkable from the house. Great sandwhiches. Ice cream.