Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where's The Egg?

Summer in Southern Connecticut is often synonymous with the phrase "Summer in the City," as we are often considered more of a New York City suburb than a town in Connecticut. With this status comes the ability to visit NYC any time we want, in fact Pa visits it daily as that is where he works.

A NYC favorite that has been enjoyed for many years is the New York Egg Cream, a classic beverage consisting of chocolate syrup, milk, and seltzer, probably dating from the late 19th century.

It contains neither eggs nor cream.

The egg cream is almost exclusively a fountain drink; although there have been several attempts to bottle it, none has been wholly successful, as its fresh taste and characteristic head requires mixing of the ingredients just before drinking. The drink can be compared to a traditional ice cream soda, though it contains no ice cream.

If you know how to make one at home, you can enjoy this summer treat anytime, and it's so easy to make!

✺ Get a tall, chilled, straight-sided, or Coca-Cola 8oz. glass.

✺ Spoon 1 inch of U-bet Chocolate Flavor Syrup into the glass.

✺Add 1 inch of whole milk over the syrup.

✺ Pour in cold seltzer (aka soda water) making a nice foamy head to within 1 inch of the top of the glass. Use the spoon when pouring to prevent direct pouring into the syrup and milk.

✺ Stir vigorously with a long spoon to mix the syrup and milk into the seltzer foam.

✺ Really enjoy the true experience by sipping it slowly with a long straw.

✺ Allow yourself to make sipping noise with the straw as you clean up the foam around the edge of the glass.



Jennifer said...


Josie said...

Thanks for sharing, will have to try this one out.

Kim B said...

I have a friend in NY who swears by these! Where does it get that crazy name though?

Amy said...

MMMMMmmmm This sounds so good.

I have just discovered the delight of cherry limeaide too.

It is suppose to be nearly 108 with the heat index today. So I will be sipping something. LOL

Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen said...

Oh, yum, that sounds so good and refreshing. Anything with chocolate! I'm gonna' try that. Thanks

matty said...

yummmm.... I am crazy for raspberry lime rickey's too!

Sharlotte said...

This sounds amazing Karyn! It is so so hot here and our air conditioning went out!:( This would hit the spot~

Siobhan said...

Yumm! My dad was from NYC... now I wonder if he used to enjoy this treat. :)

Jenny Moore said...

Sounds very interesting! Wish I would have read this post before grocery shopping yesterday... looks like i'm going to have to make another trip to the store so i can try this!