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.

Egg Cream 
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.

1 comment:

  1. I never heard of egg cream before but I'd love to try it! Sounds wonderful...especially with some coffee liqueur added. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)


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