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
- Glass & A Fork
- 3 tbsp Chocolate Syrup Bosco
- ¼ c Milk Whole
- 6 oz Club Soda
- 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.
“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.