Egg Cream

March 26, 2015

I wish I could brag about how these are Easter egg creams, and that I melted down chocolate eggs to make a rich, velvety syrup. But to be honest, that just seemed like a waste of chocolate eggs. And if I was ever caught wasting chocolate eggs ’round these parts, I’d be a goner! The truth is that I’ve been dying to make an egg cream recipe for what feels like forever (for-e-ver). My mom’s a New Yorker, so I’ve had my fair share of egg creams. However, for some reason it took me a while to truly appreciate this classic soda fountain drink. Now I can’t get enough of them. Purists will tell you that it’s not a true egg cream unless you use Fox’s U-bet chocolate syrup. I, on the other hand, had to make my own chocolate syrup. It’s just better in my opinion. Yeah I said it! But if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the reason this simple egg-less, cream-less drink has lasted over 100 years is that it’s . . . simply delicious.

Egg Cream Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Egg Cream Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Egg Cream Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Egg Cream Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Egg Cream Recipe // HonestlyYUM

Egg Cream Recipe // HonestlyYUM



For the drink

  • 1 1/2 oz chocolate syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz whole milk
  • 6 oz seltzer water (chilled)

For the chocolate syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


For the chocolate syrup

  • Add sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add the cocoa powder and the salt, stir for 3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat, add the vanilla, and let cool. Store in the refrigerator.

For the drink

  • Add the chocolate syrup and the milk to the bottom of a fountain glass.
  • Top with seltzer water, stir thoroughly to combine, and serve!

(images by HonestlyYUM)


Now I’m craving an egg cream. I’m super jealous of your blue seltzer bottle. I’ve been searching high and low for one.

Thanks Jennie! Yeah, I found the blue seltzer bottle at the Alameda antique faire and just had to grab it asap!

Dude! That gif! How?? This looks insanely good, Todd. And I’m majorly coveting your seltzer maker!

Thanks Alanna, yes, the seltzer bottle is awesome!! The only thing is you have to shake it REALLY hard! 😉

I have been smitten with egg creams since I read about them in a Babysitters Club book forever ago, ha! I mean, chocolate milk soda? I’m all about it.

I’m ashamed to admit, I’ve never had an egg cream. I know, what’s wrong with me?? I need to get with it though, because this looks so delicious!

Nothing to be ashamed of Nicole! There’s plenty of time to remedy the situation 🙂

So awesome! I haven’t had an egg cream is years! And now it’s all I want. Thanks for sharing!

This egg cream is calling my name! Looks delicious!!!

Egg cream: “Gabbbbyyy…”

Gaby: “Umm, hello?”

Egg cream: “Driiiiiink me!”


I want one of these so very badly! Looks amazing, as always, Todd!

I have always wanted to make an egg cream! To awesome!

Yes, you should make one!! I would love to see/hear/taste your creative twist on an egg cream, Tieghan!

It feels like it’s 800° C in my house right now. I would luvvvv a few of these. They look so delicious!. Incredible photos as usual, Todd.

I’ve never actually HAD an egg cream before (I’ve been missing out, apparently!). These shots are awesome, Todd and I love love love the gif!

Thank you Sarah! You’re definitely missing out, but word has it that you have access to some pretty strong seltzer water, so I don’t know what you’re waiting for!

I am totally making this drink! Chocolate syrup soda? My goodness! Sounds like heaven to me! Pinned!

I thought egg creams were the most odd (egg + soda = ???) but then had the vanilla egg cream at EMP in NY and a)became obsessed b)realized there’s no actual egg so it’s ok. Have never really considered making it at home but the instructions seem so easy!

Thanks for stopping by J.S. – I’ve been DYING to get to EMP. I’ve read that the egg in the name has something to do with a translation. There’s also the people that say the original egg cream actual had egg. All I know is…they’re tasty.

This looks so, so yummy!! I’ve never even heard of an egg cream but am pretty sure my life is about to be changed.

Thanks Katrina!! Yeah, they are so easy to make, you gotta give it a try 🙂

i’ve never even heard of an egg cream – but i cannot wait to make this ASAP. i love the simplicity of the ingredients because i already have everything in the house! great recipe and great photos!

Thanks Jessica – yeah, it sounds much more complicated than it is. Hope you were able to give it a try!

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