Recipe by elanger241
"A classic drink that actually uses neither egg nor cream! This is an old NYC drink from back in the days of soda and milkshake shops. This always reminds me of Sunday mornings with my father."
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chocolate syrup, or to taste
As a boy in NY, I grew up on these. In my neighborhood, they used ice-cold milk, and whipped it with the syrup in a blender before adding it to the seltzer water. My favorite was the Vanilla Egg Cream (egg creams were not necessarily Chocolate). Today, I make them with the Torani Vanilla (-not- French Vanilla) syrup.
First, you have to use Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup. Start by pouring a little less than 2 oz. of whole milk(has to be whole milk) into a soda glass. Then add seltzer to fill the glass 1/3 of the way. Stir the milk and seltzer. Then add more seltzer until it reaches the very top of the glass. Then pour 2 oz. of chocolate syrup down the side of the glass. Only stir the bottom of the glass where the chocolate is sitting. Stir until a foamy head appears and the drink has turned brown. And it tastes nothing like a fizzy chocolate milk. I hate chocolate milk but love egg creams.
This is great! The only change I made was using light cream or half-n-half. and club soda. I mixed the cream and chocolate syrup in glass, added ice to top and poured the club soda on top. Unbelievably refreshing. It's not bad with a splash of Kahlua too.
Just like the ones my grandmothers made for me growing up in NY. Thank you!
I guess you must have grown up with these to appreciate them. I didn't, and wasn't impressed in anyway. This was...flat tasting. I love chocolate sodas, I'll stick with them. Thanks anyway.
So refreshing! I hope to see an egg cream revivial soon. I like this even better when I substitude seltzer with coke. Yum!
Thank you for submitting this recipe...I have craved this drink since moving from the Philly area. They called it Italian Cream Soda at the Oaks movie theatre. Thanks again.
Fizzy chocolate milk. If you don't like chocolate milk and if you don't like fizz then this isn't for you. If you do then you can appreciate this taste of NY. The fizz lightens the thickness of the milk if your wondering.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/1 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 24
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