Egg Cream of your dreams

The drink's name is a misnomer, since it isn't made with eggs or cream. Name aside, it is one delicious concoction. It was originally made with seltzer from a siphon, but plain, unflavored seltzer from the supermarket works just as well. The original egg cream is made with Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup, which may not be available in all parts of the country. If you can't find U-Bet in local stores, another quality chocolate syrup will be just fine.


As a native New Yorker, I adore the original egg cream, but since I now embrace a healthier lifestyle, I've shaved off some fat and calories with a lower-fat, but still satisfying, egg cream. Make both and see which you prefer!

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Original Chocolate Egg Cream
3 T Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup
1/4 c. cold whole milk or half-and-half
Cold seltzer


In a 16-ounce glass, mix chocolate syrup and milk or half-and-half. While stirring vigorously with a long-handled spoon, slowly add seltzer until the glass is almost full. Serve.


Adapted from: Barefoot Contessa



Lighter Chocolate Egg Cream
3 T Hershey's Syrup Lite
1/4. c. skim milk or fat-free half-and-half
Cold seltzer


In a 16-ounce glass, mix chocolate syrup and milk or half-and-half. While stirring vigorously with a long-handled spoon, slowly add seltzer until the glass is almost full. Serve.


Credit: Roseanne Felago



If you want to try Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup, it's available online at www.foxs-syrups.com.

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There isn't a lot that New Yorkers can agree on, but the chocolate egg cream is one of them. This iconic drink is revered by young and old alike, and by those who live in New York, and snow birds and transplants to Florida and other areas.

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