Thread: Have you ever had an Egg Cream?

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    They’re real good, sort of like an ice cream soda. There used to be a store in my neighborhood that sold them, not anymore. I haven’t seen them in any other state besides N.Y.
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      I've never had a real Egg Cream soda but I did get caught up in the east coast "chocolate soda" craze of the late 50's/early 60's.

      My parents generation loved the New York style Egg Cream because it was the last of the ol' drug store soda fountain hit drinks before the rise of the milkshake.

      Some of you might remember that Jean Stapleton as "Edith Bunker" mentioned the Egg Cream when she was telling the story of how she and "Archie" first became steady friends, despite cousin Maude's disapproval.

      The secret of a perfect Chocolate Egg Cream soda is to carefully stir in the chocolate syrup LAST, that way the foam on top stays white. That's how the drink got its name!

      Never drink an Egg Cream with a straw, that's a no-no.

      The rise of the hamburger joint with milkshakes in the 60's seems to have made the Egg Cream soda an east coast treat only. That's a shame cuz the calorie and fat count of a milkshake are far higher.

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        Now that I think back, that store in my neighborhood did have an old drug store soda fountain feel to it. The name of the store was in fact "Egg Cream", located in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. There's a place in downtown Brooklyn called Juniors Cheesecake that still has egg cream on the menu, I didn't catch it in time to order one through.
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          By the time I came around, the old line soda fountains were still going strong. It seems to me that 1963 was the year that fast-food chains and the rise of 7-11 stores began to change the habits of kids and teens.

          Bottled chocolate drinks, carbonated and non-carbonated, were easily available in grocery stores up until the mid-70's where I lived. These drinks were no substitute for the real soda fountain originals.
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            My first thought when reading the title of this topic? Watch out for worms.
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              My mom used to make these all the time when I was little. I had no idea they were call Egg Creams. When I read the thread title I thought it was going to be about the cadbury cream eggs that come out during easter. I think I may to to the store for some ingredients later on.
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                I might try it someday. I don't eat eggs, but I'm willing to try stuff with eggs in 'em.
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                  Quote by thecrow174
                  I might try it someday. I don't eat eggs, but I'm willing to try stuff with eggs in 'em.



                  Fact there's no eggs nor cream in an egg cream
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                    Well, why do they call it an Egg Cream?
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                      Quote by thecrow174
                      Well, why do they call it an Egg Cream?


                      Found this on wiki;

                      "The origin of the name "egg cream" is a subject of debate. One theory is that grade "A" milk was used in its creation, leading to the name "a chocolate A cream", thus sounding like 'egg' cream. Stanley Auster, the grandson of the beverage's alleged inventor, has been quoted as saying that the origins of the name are lost in time.[1] One commonly accepted origin is that "Egg" is a corruption of the German (also found in Yiddish) word echt ("genuine" or "real") and this was a "good cream". It may also have been called an "Egg Cream" because in the late 19th century, there were already many chocolate fountain/dessert drinks using actual eggs (e.g. 'Egg Brin'),[citation needed] and Auster wanted to capitalize on the name."
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                        Quote by thecrow174
                        Well, why do they call it an Egg Cream?


                        Yeah, seems strange to call it an "Egg Cream" when it has no eggs in it.

                        By carefully easing the chocolate syrup in last and not upsetting the milk foam on top, the drink does appear to have an egg white "meringue-like" topping.
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                          Well, whether or not it contains eggs, it sounds pretty darn good.
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                            Quote by thecrow174
                            Well, whether or not it contains eggs, it sounds pretty darn good.


                            It's essentially a carbonated chocolate milkshake, without the ice cream.
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                              Quote by Casey_Jones
                              Quote by thecrow174
                              Well, whether or not it contains eggs, it sounds pretty darn good.


                              It's essentially a carbonated chocolate milkshake, without the ice cream.

                              My expression is a lot like this.

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                                Quote by thecrow174
                                Quote by Casey_Jones
                                Quote by thecrow174
                                Well, whether or not it contains eggs, it sounds pretty darn good.


                                It's essentially a carbonated chocolate milkshake, without the ice cream.

                                My expression is a lot like this.



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                                  Uhm I rather have a coke float.
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                                    Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
                                    Uhm I rather have a coke float.


                                    Root Beer float would be better.
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                                      Quote by bklynbren
                                      Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
                                      Uhm I rather have a coke float.


                                      Root Beer float would be better.
                                      My g/f always tells me that you can't have a float with anything other than Root Beer and Vanilla Ice cream. I'll admit that is my favorite. But I'll have a float with any variation or Pop and Ice Cream and she better damn well like it.
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                                        Quote by Casey_Jones
                                        Quote by bklynbren
                                        Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
                                        Uhm I rather have a coke float.


                                        Root Beer float would be better.
                                        My g/f always tells me that you can't have a float with anything other than Root Beer and Vanilla Ice cream. I'll admit that is my favorite. But I'll have a float with any variation or Pop and Ice Cream and she better damn well like it.


                                        lol, yeah your absolutely right. I think I've made it with cream soda before; the Mr. Softy trucks sometimes used Coke or Pepsi.
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                                          Quote by bklynbren
                                          Quote by Casey_Jones
                                          Quote by bklynbren


                                          Root Beer float would be better.
                                          My g/f always tells me that you can't have a float with anything other than Root Beer and Vanilla Ice cream. I'll admit that is my favorite. But I'll have a float with any variation or Pop and Ice Cream and she better damn well like it.


                                          lol, yeah your absolutely right. I think I've made it with cream soda before; the Mr. Softy trucks sometimes used Coke or Pepsi.


                                          I once made a Butter Pecan Ice Cream and Orange pop float.
                                          and well....

                                          No sir, I didn't like it.
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