A classic drink that actually uses neither egg nor cream! This is an old NYC drink from back in the days of soda and milkshake shops. This always reminds me of Sunday mornings with my father.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the seltzer into the glass first or it may bubble out of the glass. Pour in milk and stir in chocolate syrup until dissolved.

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Nutrition Facts

113.5 calories; 4.4 g protein; 17.9 g carbohydrates; 9.8 mg cholesterol; 67.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2009
As a boy in NY, I grew up on these. In my neighborhood, they used ice-cold milk, and whipped it with the syrup in a blender before adding it to the seltzer water. My favorite was the Vanilla Egg Cream (egg creams were not necessarily Chocolate). Today, I make them with the Torani Vanilla (-not- French Vanilla) syrup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2012
First, you have to use Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup. Start by pouring a little less than 2 oz. of whole milk(has to be whole milk) into a soda glass. Then add seltzer to fill the glass 1/3 of the way. Stir the milk and seltzer. Then add more seltzer until it reaches the very top of the glass. Then pour 2 oz. of chocolate syrup down the side of the glass. Only stir the bottom of the glass where the chocolate is sitting. Stir until a foamy head appears and the drink has turned brown. And it tastes nothing like a fizzy chocolate milk. I hate chocolate milk but love egg creams. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2009
As a boy in NY, I grew up on these. In my neighborhood, they used ice-cold milk, and whipped it with the syrup in a blender before adding it to the seltzer water. My favorite was the Vanilla Egg Cream (egg creams were not necessarily Chocolate). Today, I make them with the Torani Vanilla (-not- French Vanilla) syrup. Read More
(92)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2009
As a boy in NY, I grew up on these. In my neighborhood, they used ice-cold milk, and whipped it with the syrup in a blender before adding it to the seltzer water. My favorite was the Vanilla Egg Cream (egg creams were not necessarily Chocolate). Today, I make them with the Torani Vanilla (-not- French Vanilla) syrup. Read More
(92)
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2008
This is great! The only change I made was using light cream or half-n-half. and club soda. I mixed the cream and chocolate syrup in glass added ice to top and poured the club soda on top. Unbelievably refreshing. It's not bad with a splash of Kahlua too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
Just like the ones my grandmothers made for me growing up in NY. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2012
First, you have to use Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup. Start by pouring a little less than 2 oz. of whole milk(has to be whole milk) into a soda glass. Then add seltzer to fill the glass 1/3 of the way. Stir the milk and seltzer. Then add more seltzer until it reaches the very top of the glass. Then pour 2 oz. of chocolate syrup down the side of the glass. Only stir the bottom of the glass where the chocolate is sitting. Stir until a foamy head appears and the drink has turned brown. And it tastes nothing like a fizzy chocolate milk. I hate chocolate milk but love egg creams. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2008
I guess you must have grown up with these to appreciate them. I didn't and wasn't impressed in anyway. This was...flat tasting. I love chocolate sodas I'll stick with them. Thanks anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2011
So refreshing! I hope to see an egg cream revivial soon. I like this even better when I substitude seltzer with coke. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2008
Thank you for submitting this recipe...I have craved this drink since moving from the Philly area. They called it Italian Cream Soda at the Oaks movie theatre. Thanks again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2011
Fizzy chocolate milk. If you don't like chocolate milk and if you don't like fizz then this isn't for you. If you do then you can appreciate this taste of NY. The fizz lightens the thickness of the milk if your wondering. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/27/2012
Chocolate Egg Creams were made exclusively with Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup. Fox's has a flavor which is markedly different from any other brand and is still being created in Brooklyn NY. Once you've tried it you won't go back I promise! Coffee and Vanilla Egg Creams were also available at the soda fountains. The good old days! This recipe uses far too much milk and not nearly enough seltzer in my opinion. Read More
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