Cool Down with Ice Cream in Ithaca


Cool Down with Ice Cream in Ithaca

Take a break from summer adventures in Ithaca and cool down with a delicious ice cream treat. Whether you are exploring hiking trails, paddling Cayuga Lake, or listening to live music in the park, stopping for ice cream in Ithaca is the perfect way to end the day. From Purity Ice Cream Co. to Sweet Melissa’s, delicious ice cream is just a stone’s throw away from La Tourelle

Purity Ice Cream Co.

Purity Ice Cream Co. has been a Finger Lakes tradition for over 80 years! All ice cream is made in Central NY using the finest local ingredients for iconic flavors like green tea, black cherry, chocolate raspberry truffle, and black raspberry. They also offer house-made vegan ice creams in a variety of delicious flavors. 

Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop

Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop makes its own handmade hard ice cream using fresh and simple ingredients. Find their pints throughout New York and try delicious flavors like blondie cookies and cream and lemon ricotta. They also have a soft-serve shop where you can find ice cream cones, flurries, sundaes, milkshakes, floats, and slushies!

Cornell Dairy Bar

After exploring the Cornell Botanic Gardens, head over to the Cornell Dairy Bar for a sweet treat! Try the Cornell ice cream, sundaes, and floats made on-site at the Cornell campus! You can find the Dairy Bar at the east end of Tower Road at Stocking Hall.

Cayuga Lake Creamery

Spend an afternoon shopping at Dewitt Mall and then stop for ice cream at Cayuga Lake Creamery. They feature homemade ice cream using local ingredients resulting in flavors like blueberry cheesecake, butter pecan, and coconut almond fudge. Other ice cream treats include sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, and sorbet.

Sweet N Salty

Visit Sweet N Salty for unique desserts and ice cream in Ithaca! Sample their unique shake flavors inspired by your favorite candies like Butterfinger, Ferrero Rocher, KitKats, and M&Ms. They also offer delicious bubble waffles topped with ice cream! 

Stay at Our Ithaca Hotel, Spa, and Bistro

While staying at La Tourelle, you’ll find yourself amid a vibrant and diverse culinary scene, including a plethora of delightful ice cream options in Ithaca. Head over to our on-site restaurant, The Bistro, to indulge in fresh seasonal dishes that reflect the flavors of the Finger Lakes region. Browse our specials and Ithaca hotel rooms to find the perfect lodging for your getaway!