Monday, August 31, 2009

What is an egg cream?

(Photo via _cck_'s Flickr)

Everyone knows what an egg roll is, but how often do you have egg cream? The first time Brad & I ever tried it was at the Egg Roll and Egg Cream festival on the Lower East Side, so we searched around for the origin of this Jewish treat and found a recipe.

Egg Cream was first created in Brooklyn by a candy shop owner in 1890. The interesting thing is, the drink contains neither egg nor cream - the name derives from an egg white like top that foams up when the drink is mixed up. 
  • 1 cup milk
  • Sparkling seltzer water
  • About 2 tablespoons Fox's U-Bet Chocolate-Flavored Syrup*
To make an authentic Brooklyn Egg Cream, pour milk into a glass. Add sparkling seltzer water until a white head reaches the top of the glass. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of syrup with a little wrist action.

Please share your Egg Crean recipes and stories with us!

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