Classic Chocolate Egg Cream Recipe by Chef John

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Classic Chocolate Egg Cream Recipe by Chef John
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 15, 2024

This classic American drink combines the richness of chocolate with the frothiness of milk and seltzer water for a refreshing and satisfying treat. Perfect for a hot summer day or as a sweet pick-me-up any time of year.


  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup seltzer water
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a tall glass, pour in the chocolate syrup.
  2. Add the milk and stir until well combined.
  3. Slowly pour in the seltzer water, stirring gently to create a frothy top.
  4. Add ice cubes and enjoy immediately.

Interesting Facts

  • The name 'egg cream' is a misnomer as the drink does not contain any eggs or cream.
  • The origin of the egg cream is debated, with some claiming it was invented in New York City in the late 19th century.