Chef John's Chocolate Egg Cream

Chef John's Chocolate Egg Cream

Chef John 21703

"Contrary to the name of this New York City soda fountain classic, chocolate egg creams do not contain any eggs or cream. Along with the chocolate come the simple additions of milk and seltzer water. The magic of this drink is how it produces such a rich, yet refreshing chocolate beverage."


5 m servings 93 cals
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Original recipe yields 1 servings



  • Calories:
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour chocolate syrup into a large glass. Pour milk on top of chocolate syrup; stir until completely incorporated and smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. Slowly pour seltzer water into chocolate mixture, stirring constantly. Mixture will foam and bubble. Serve immediately.
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  1. 9 Ratings


My grandma made these for me all the time when I was growing up. Instead of cold milk, she used heavy cream. Talk about heaven! To this day, it's still one of my favorite things she ever made.

We've never had one of these before, so we weren't quite sure what to expect, but we LOVED them! So simple, rich and delicious, and made basically with things that we always have on hand. This w...

This recipe had a few problems for me, firstly the measuring system is not set correctly. It needs to be set to fluid ounces. If you want to increase the serving size, use a calculator. Seco...

Very refreshing!

Didn't have seltzer water but was eager to try it so used root beer. Oh MAN! Also used homemade chocolate syrup and almond milk. Decadent!

This recipe is such fun! Thanks Chef John for "another" great recipe! Ratio's can be changed up for each individual ! And each recipe! I wouldnt change a thing.

Perfect recipe! I can down one of these in 5 seconds. Sweet yet refreshing. This recipe has a good ratio of items.

I made it using club soda and it came out tasty! I laughed after I put in my straw because of the last comment on the video "if the straw falls to the side, you did it wrong." I was laughing hap...