You may never have heard of Egg Cream, but this is a typical New York drink. No, despite the name it does not have eggs in its composition and, to tell you the truth, the recipe is very simple and has only three ingredients: milk, carbonated water and chocolate syrup.
There are two versions of the drink’s origin: the first, and least accepted, is that in the 1880s, the teenager Boris Thomashevsky, pioneer of the theater Yiddish in NYC, tried to reproduce ua drink he had in Paris, the “chocolat et crème”. However, the most accepted origin by historians is that the drink was created by accident in the early 20th century by Louis Auster, owner of a candy store in Brooklyn.
Regardless of the true origin, the fact is that the original egg cream has a particularity: the chocolate syrup needs to be Fox’s U-Bet. In addition, a classic drink needs to be prepared and served immediately well chilled. To make this super sweet treat, just mix all the ingredients very quickly until the froth forms on top.
Are you curious to know where to find the best drinks in New York? We selected some great places!
One of the most recommended places in the city to have a refreshing egg cream – perfect for those going in the summer 😉 The flavor is light and has the right amount of foam!
Address: 120 Essex St – Manhattan
Eddie’s Sweet Shop
Sometimes it’s good to get out of the traditional a little bit, right? At Eddie’s you will find one of the most delicious egg creams in New York using the famous U-Bet. Instead, a delicious homemade syrup recipe is used!
Address: 105-29 Metropolitan Ave # 1 – Forest Hills
Look, if the place has been open since 1920 it means it is good! Yes, the Gem Spa is almost an “institution” in the city and there you can find everything: from newspapers and magazines to the famous New York Best, also known as egg cream. Despite being a simple newsstand and the drink being served in a paper cup, the Gem Spa conquers anyone.
Address: 131 2nd Ave – Manhattan
Well-defined colors, very cold milk and a perfect foam. It is not by chance that the place is always full, after all, in addition to having one of the best egg creams in town, here you will also find a very famous hot dog!
Address: 205 E Houston St – Manhattan
Brooklyn always brings us good surprises, doesn’t it? Who knew that inside a renovated 1920s pharmacy we would find a delicious snack bar? The egg cream here is one of the most traditional in the region and, besides being delicious, it is worth visiting the place, which has a very cute decoration!
Address: 513 Henry St – Brooklyn
So, did you already know this wonder? Be sure to try an authentic egg cream when you visit New York, huh?