How To: Make an egg cream

Make an egg cream

This classic New York drink, which contains neither eggs nor cream, will take you back in time to marble counters and soda shops. Learn how to make an egg cream. This Howcast guide gives you a recipe for the famous egg cream.

You Will Need

*1/3 c very cold milk
* A large soda fountain glass
* 2/3 c cold seltzer water
* 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
* A long-handled metal mixing spoon

Step 1: Pour the milk into a fountain glass
Pour the milk into a large soda fountain-style glass.

Step 2: Add seltzer water to create a foam
Slowly pour the seltzer into the center of the glass. This will produce a thick, white foam at the top of the glass.
*Tip: If you like your egg cream extra creamy and rich, you can increase the amount of milk used to two-thirds of a cup.

Step 3: Add chocolate syrup
Using a long-handled metal spoon, add the chocolate syrup by sliding it carefully into the glass. Try not to disturb the foam.

Step 4: Mix chocolate syrup into the drink
With your spoon, gently mix the chocolate into the drink. Try to mix it in without stirring the foam.
*Tip: Mixing the chocolate into the milk before adding the seltzer water can make the foam brown instead of white.

Step 5: Serve in a fountain glass
Serve your egg cream in the fountain glass without a straw. Take a sip and enjoy this New York classic!

*Fact: Singer-songwriter and New York native Lou Reed wrote a tribute song called "Egg Cream" for his 1996 album Set the Twilight Reeling.

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