Classic Egg Creams Recipe

Alexandra Penfold

With little effort you can make an awesome egg cream at home. The ingredients are easy enough to come by: seltzer, milk, and chocolate syrup. I belong to the traditionalist camp that says Fox's U-Bet syrup or bust. But if you must use a different chocolate syrup, well, don't say I didn't warn you. Fox's U-Bet syrup is made either with corn syrup or cane sugar. The cane sugar kind is Kosher for Passover so look for it in the special Passover section of the store and stock up. I find that low-fat milks make the drink a bit watery for my taste, so I use whole milk here. If you have a seltzer dispenser you'll get a nicer, foamier head, but you can still make this drink pouring bottled seltzer off a spoon and stirring vigorously.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 2 tablespoons Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup

  • 1 1/2 ounces whole milk

  • 3/4 cup seltzer


  1. In a tall glass, add chocolate syrup and milk. Tilt the glass slightly and pour (or spritz) the seltzer off your stirring spoon until you have a nice foamy head that's nearing the top of the glass. Stir vigorously to mix the chocolate in and serve immediately.

Special equipment

12 ounce tall glass, straw, long handled spoon

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
286 Calories
10g Fat
47g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 286
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 222mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)