Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Have You Ever Tried an Egg Cream?
When I was little my mom would make egg creams. I never really liked them as a kid, but now that I am an adult with more refined tastes I have developed an appreciation for them.
Apparently in order to make an authentic egg cream, Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup , must be used. I looked for the authentic syrup at a few grocery stores in my area and I finally came across it at a local grocery store, Harmons. If you really want make your egg cream with the authentic syrup and you can't find it in your area you can purchase it online. However, I do think any chocolate syrup you find will work just fine. If you would like to learn more about the history of the egg cream you can do so here.
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
3/4 seltzer water (or club soda)
1/2 cup milk, preferable whole or 2%
Pour the chocolate syrup into a 12 ounce glass. Add the milk and fill the rest of the way with seltzer water. Stir and enjoy.
I have seen many different ways to make an egg cream. This is just the way I like them, but feel free to experiment to find the perfect blend for you.
To make your egg cream into an adult beverage try adding a shot of chocolate or coffee liquor.