Print
Classic Egg Cream
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup, classic fountain style, such as U-Bet
  • 1 cup seltzer (old-fashioned-style seltzer in a small glass bottle works best) 

Directions

Pour the milk into a freezer-proof container and freeze until the milk begins to freeze a little, 40 minutes to 1 hour. It should not be frozen solid, but have milk ice floating on top and attached to the sides. The colder it is, the better your egg cream will come out. 

 Spoon the chocolate syrup into the bottom of a tall 10-ounce glass. Pour in the milk (it should only come about halfway up to leave room for the seltzer). Slide a long spoon into the glass, and then bounce the spoon up and down and stir just slightly to agitate the chocolate syrup at the bottom of the glass. Pour in the seltzer water while continuing the bounce the spoon. This method combines the syrup and seltzer and creates the frothy milk on top. The more you bounce the more bubbles you'll get. This is the old school method, and how those fountain shops got that amazing froth on top. If it's not working for you - abandon ship and use an electric frother or a blender. It will still be delicious!

Cook's Note

Cook's Note: This recipe calls for a 10-ounce glass. Adjust proportions for a larger or small glass.

Categories:

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Egg Cream

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Chocolate Egg Cream

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Chocolate Egg Cream

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Chocolate Egg Cream

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Chocolate Egg Cream

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Brookyln Farmacy's Blueberry Egg Cream

Recipe courtesy of Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain

Frozen Chocolate Malted Egg Cream

Recipe courtesy of Wayne Harley Brachman

On TV

Eat St.

9am | 8c

Eat St.

9:30am | 8:30c

Eat St.

10am | 9c

Eat St.

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here