~Egg Cream~

Ok, this may come as a shock but I have never had an egg cream. I knew it was a drink but who likes a soda with eggs in it? Come to my surprise an egg cream does not have eggs in it. Yup, the name fooled me all these years. *Mrs. Shecky still has a lot to learn and taste test*

Last weekend we went to a local deli. Now I know egg creams are ordered there all the time and there was one person who sat near us that ordered one and it looked really good.
The husband said, “You never had an egg cream?!”
Me: “Like, no… you have been with me for how many years and have you ever seen me have one?”
So he ordered one for me. With that, I asked the server how it was made. Chocolate syrup, milk and club soda. That’s it. Nope, not an egg in it. So I drank the whole thing and I liked it.

Bosco!! Do they still make it?

Here we bring in Bosco. Have you ever had Bosco? I haven’t had it in decades. In fact, I didn’t think they made it anymore and we used to have it when I was a kid. So when I was craving an egg cream yesterday I, again, asked the husb how to make it.
He said, “All you need is Bosco and I think we have the rest”.
Me: Bosco!! Do they still make it? Him: “I think so”.
So I went online. Sure enough, Walmart stocks it, but not wanting to go to the store at midnight, I went online last night and today, with only one day shipping, I got a bottle of Bosco. *happiness*.

Then the recipes. It seems there are quite a few egg cream recipes out there. The husb had no clue of the proportions, but after getting the drift of a tablespoon there and a splash here and a pour there, I’m not sure there is a stock recipe. So, I made 2 glasses, drank them both, and decided I liked this one the best from what I gathered. I would like to say it is my own recipe but it is a combo of just about 20 others out there on the web and lifetimes of families drinking this drink evidently. Is there a real honest to goodness original egg cream recipe? I would love to try it! Anyway, this is what I ended up doing.

Chocolate Egg Cream

Mrs. Shecky
A refreshing seltzer drink with chocolate and milk
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 204.61 kcal

Equipment

  • Glass & A Fork

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp Chocolate Syrup Bosco
  • ¼ c Milk Whole
  • 6 oz Club Soda

Instructions
 

  • In a tall glass add the chocolate syrup.
  • To that, add the milk.
  • To that, slowly pour the club soda in the glass and stir rapidly with a fork while pouring.
  • You will see a head starting to form on the top. Keep stirring until all the chocolate is mixed.
  • That's it. Done.

Notes

Enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 204.61kcalCarbohydrates: 41.99gProtein: 3.18gFat: 2.66gSaturated Fat: 1.45gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.14gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.67gCholesterol: 6.1mgSodium: 105.15mgPotassium: 218.32mgFiber: 1.56gSugar: 32.87gVitamin A: 98.82IUVitamin C: 0.12mgCalcium: 85.83mgIron: 1.31mg
Keyword drinks, egg cream
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Whats Cooking America has some great info on this man who evidently invented the Egg Cream. It is a great read and has a some insight on this simple but great beverage:

Louis Auster1900s – According to most historians, the Egg Cream was allegedly created in the early 1900s by a Jewish candy shop owner, Louis Auster, who came to America and opened a candy store in Brooklyn, New York. It is reported that 3,000 Egg Creams a day were sold until the day the store closed... What’s Cooking America”

The story continues (link above) and it is quite interesting the history of this drink. They also have a recipe posted to try. I think it is wonderful how a simple drink made so many happy.

Til next time. Eat well and stay healthy.

Mrs. Shecky

19 Comments

  1. Marjorie says:

    Interesting, I have not ever heard of that. Have to try!✔️

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      You do!

  2. capost2k says:

    It is my understanding from my mother that egg creams originally WERE made with raw eggs and cream, but finances during the Great Depression when she was a young girl made this too expensive, so soda fountains (like the ones seen on Happy Days) introduced the “phony egg creams.” Then during WW2, the ingredients became even harder to get due to rationing.
    The history channels suggest this may be incorrect, but I’m sticking with my Mom! 😁
    In my 20s, I would make a homemade “protein shake” every morning.
    Take a raw egg, whip it in a blender with milk and cream (mixed to consistency you enjoy) and flavoring of choice (chocolate if you insist 🙄). It IS delicious, especially if you add fruit, e.g. banana, strawberries, peach, etc..

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      That’s the beauty of this one drink that is so interesting. I read that the cream was also noted as eggs back when because it was a “dairy” product also which is a strange thought. But finding all these stories on this drink is fascinating! I’d stick with your mom too if it was the perfect egg cream – she was there! I’m assuming that egg would froth it up really good!
      In my youth I got drunk on a couple of Harvey Wallbangers, in fact it was my 21st birthday. *It’s all coming back to me LOL*… Someone told me to put a raw egg in tomato juice with Tabasco sauce and drink it the next morning. I did. I recovered well but I’m not sure it was because that raw egg. Needless to say I’ve never had a Harvey Wallbanger since😄😏

      1. capost2k says:

        The name of THAT drink put me off when I was offered one. I bang into enough walls without help, thank you very much. 🤪😂

        1. iammrsshecky says:

          Believe me… That’s a good thing you never had one!

  3. Soda and milk? Hmm. Well, I will try anything once! 😉

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      It was surprisingly very good!

      1. Sometimes unusual combinations do! I shall have to try one 😉

  4. THANK YOU DEAR FRIEND VERY INFORMATIVE 🥛🍨🍧☕

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      You are very welcome 🙂

      1. 🌅🎨❤🍨❤

  5. Michelle says:

    I’ve never had one of those, either, so don’t feel bad. It sounds really good, though! Especially now that I know there’s no eggs in it. 😁

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      You need to have one now 🙂

  6. John says:

    This looks sooo delicious! I doubt that it’s diabetic friendly though… 😂

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      Unless you use sugar free components. Not sure how that will taste. But it may be worth the try?

      1. John says:

        Actually, I use Truvia in my coffee and occasionally on certain foods. It’s pretty darn good!

  7. anne leueen says:

    Looks Yummy! And thanks for the history of this drink. Interesting!

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      It was so interesting that this simple drink had some great history 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

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