We know that New York is no stranger to great food. But have you ever heard of an Egg Cream? We hadn’t until recently and we are glad we found out.

An egg cream is an authentic New York drink and mad with only three basic ingredients: milk, seltzer, and chocolate syrup.

Sometimes called a chocolate soda, and despite its name, there are actually no eggs or cream in it.

The ingredients come together to make a sweet, creamy drink that is very similar to an ice cream milk shake. However, If left to sit for too long, the ingredients start to separate and this is why you never see egg cream soda bottled or packaged.

A very popular drink back in the day the first egg creams were made in New York in the early 1900s. You could find them on almost every block in Brooklyn candy stores or even soda fountains. Sadly, the egg cream fell out of popularity as soda fountains became less and less prevalent.

We’re hoping that now is a time that the egg cream soda made a comeback!

How to Make a New York Egg Cream

Making a chocolate egg cream is actually very easy and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. Unlike a milkshake or malted, you don’t even need a machine to mix it together.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whole milk
  • Seltzer water
  • Chilled soda glass
  • Iced tea spoon

Instructions

  • Fill the glass up with 1/4 cup whole milk.
  • Top the milk with seltzer water, leaving at least an inch of room. The top of the glass is where the fizzy head will form.
  • Add chocolate syrup to taste.
  • Stir the drink vigorously with an iced tea spoon.
  • Finish off with a striped straw, and your egg cream is ready to be served!

Egg creams can be an exciting treat for your younger kids and a nostalgic trip down memory lane for your older guests.

There are no real rules when it comes to what you can top it with so feel free to experiment further. If you haven’t already give it a shot and see what all the rave is about.