Sunday, November 21, 2010

How to Make an Egg Cream, Brooklyn Style.

Last month, I talked about Brooklyn's best cheesecake, from Junior's. Well, they also have a pretty good egg cream.  An egg cream is made with chocolate syrup, milk and topped off with seltzer.  They say egg creams were invented in Brooklyn, although I have no idea why they call it an egg cream since there are no eggs in the drink.  I was at the supermarket and saw that they had U-bet chocolate syrup.  I was pretty excited about it, because U-bet is the chocolate syrup they use at Junior's and the syrup is made locally in Brooklyn!  I love supporting local businesses, so when I saw it at the supermarket, I had to get a bottle.
I had bought this pint jar from Junior's, written on it are the how-to directions on making a chocolate egg cream.  This glass gives you an outline on how much syrup to pour, how much milk and how much seltzer.  Update (if you can't see the glass well): The ratio is about 1 inch of syrup, 1 3/4 inch of milk, and the rest seltzer.  I've made this a couple of times, and my hubby came up with the idea of mixing the milk and syrup together first and then pour in the seltzer and stir a tiny bit.  That seemed to work the best.
Mix it up with a spoon and you get a chocolate frothy drink.  Just like how I remember it as a kid!  Delicious.


  1. I've heard of it, but never tried it.

  2. Just read an article in Edible Manhattan about egg creams. I've never tried one, in all my years here! How do you mix it? Blender? Spoon? It looks pretty frothy.

  3. I've had egg creams. They're great! Not quite what I expected when I first ordered it, but great. Not heavy like chocolate milk, and fun with the fizz. I would love to have one right now!!

  4. Cool glass. Luv that you don't have to measure or guess.

  5. So that's what an egg cream is, I had no idea. I'm going to give this a try, thanks for sharing!

  6. Having lived in New York....Long Island....North Shore..etc. I have had a few egg creams. The best was in Brooklyn, at a deli in Park Slope!! Oh my, The memories!Ahhhh!!


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