Just Sweet Brings a Magic Mountain of Shaved Ice to the East Village

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After enjoying yesterdays Serious Eats roundup of Queens cholados, we were powerfully hungry (thirsty?) for some version of shaved ice, so imagine our glee when we stumbled upon Just Sweet, a new Asian dessert house in the East Village. Located just a couple of blocks from Saints Alp Teahouse, it too serves bubble tea, but aside from a couple of savory snacks like toast with condensed milk, Just Sweet (as its name implies), serves crpes, sundaes, and tong sui, a sweet Cantonese dessert soup thats made with your choice of tapioca, crushed almond, black sesame, or red or green beans. The photo above is of the Patbingsu, a Korean take on shaved ice thats topped with condensed milk, sweet red bean, matcha powder, mochi, cornflakes, and fruit, with green-tea ice cream on the side. Check out the rest of the menu, along with a photo of the dozen sidewalk seats. Hours are from 11 a.m. till midnight Sunday through Wednesday, and till 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Photo: Daniel Maurer

Crepes
Red Cliff
- Green tea ice cream, sweetened red bean, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream $6.5

Honeymoon
- Melon, cantaloupe, vanilla ice cream, honey, and whipped cream $7.0

Dark Forest
- Banana, chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream $7.0

Sweet Wonderland
- Mango, kiwi, vanilla ice cream, mango syrup, and whipped cream $7.0

Pink Romance
- Strawberry, vanilla ice cream, strawberry syrup, and whipped cream $7.0

Just Crepe
- With 1 topping, 1 sauce and whipped cream $5.5

Shaved Ice
Mango Lover
- Topped with mango syrup, whipped cream, side of sliced banana, mango and sago $5.5

Strawberry Delight
- Topped with strawberry syrup, strawberry slices, mixed jelly and whipped cream $5.5

Bean Town
- Topped with sweetened red bean and green bean, sago and mochi $5.5

Tropical Paradise
- Topped with your favorite tropical fruits: strawberry, kiwi, mango and banana, covered with condensed milk $6.5

Patbingsu
- Korean shaved ice, topped with condensed milk, sweetened red bean, matcha powder, mochi, corn flake, mixed fruit, and green tea ice cream $6.5

Tang Sui
Red Bean Sweet Soup $3.5
Green Bean Sweet Soup $3.5
Black Sesame Sweet Soup $3.5
Crushed Almond Sweet soup $3.5
Tapioca Sweet Soup w/ coconut milk $4.0 $4.0
Tapioca Sweet Soup w/ Grass Jello $4.5
Mango Milk Shake w/ Pomelo and Sago $5.5

Sundaes
Passion of New York
- Vanilla ice cream with strawberry syrup, sweet strawberry, corn flake and kiwi $7.0

Chocolate Castle
- Chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup, crushed oreo and fresh banana $7.0

Summer Vacation
- Vanilla ice cream with mango syrup, delicious mango, corn flake and melon $7.0

Green Tea Garden
- Green tea ice cream, mochi, sweetened red bean, corn flake, matcha powder, green beans, and chocolate syrup $7.0

Drinks
Drink Hot Cold Bubble Tea
Comes with Tapioca Pearls or Lychee Jelly

Black Tea with Milk $4.0

Taro Milk Tea $4.0
Coconut Milk Tea $4.0
Almond Milk Tea $4.0
Sesame Milk Tea $4.0
Passion Fruit Green Tea $4.0
Mango Green Tea $4.0
Peach Green Tea $4.0
Strawberry Green Tea $4.0
Red Bean Ice with ice cream +$1.0 $4.0
Grass Jello Soy Miik Ice with ice cream +$1.0 $4.0
Soy Milk / Milk $3.0 $3.0
+ Mango / + Green apple / + Strawberry / + Honeydew $4.5
Seasonal Fresh Juice - Any two fruits $5.0 - Any three fruits $5.5
Frozen Colada $4.5
- Pina colada / Lychee colada / Mango colada
Ovaltine $3.0 $3.5
Horlick $3.0 $3.5
Honey w / Lemon $3.0 $3.5
Coke w / Lemon / w/ ginger +$0.25 $3.0 $3.5
Green Tea $3.0
Jasmine Tea $3.0
Oolong Tea $3.0
Chai Tea $3.0 $3.5
Vietnamese Coffee $3.0 $3.5
Thai Ice Tea $3.5

Snack
Mango Sticky Rice $5.0
Red Bean Sticky Rice $4.0
Ice Cream Mochi (3 pcs) $4.5
Rice Balls (6 pcs) with Crushed Peanut $4.5
Rice Balls (6 pcs) with Sweetened Red Bean $4.5
Toast with Condensed Milk $3.0
Toast with Coconut Butter $3.0
Toast with 2 flavors $3.5

Just Sweet Dessert House, 83 Third Ave., nr. 12th St.; 212-388-1380