Original Bronx Egg Cream

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

I grew up drinking this in the Bronx. Once you could get it at almost any corner soda fountain, now it's considered a relic.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (Ubet or Bosco to be authentic)
  • 5 ounces milk
  • 3 ounces seltzer water


  1. Mix the chocolate syrup and milk together.
  2. While stirring, add the seltzer and continue stirring.
  3. For true Bronx authenticity, wipe your mouth with your sleeve afterwards.
Most Helpful

As a former New Yorker, this is a drink I remember from my childhood. I have tried to make this for years - even using similar ingredients and just couldn't get the proportions right. The ingredients and the measurements in this recipe produce the exact taste I remember from my favorite soda fountain treat. Thanks for restoring a childhood memory! This is delicious and very easy to make. If you cannot find U-Bet, then you could substitute Hershey's chocolate syrup- the kind that comes in a can, not a squeeze bottle (the squeeze bottle stuff is too thin).

HeatherFeather February 20, 2002

What a delicious drink! I treated myself to this delight in honour of New York City and the tragedy of 9-11; I raised a cheer to NYC and the U.S. by creating this quintessential American beverage. I used lowfat milk, UBet (which I bought a while back while in Buffalo NY), and club soda. It couldn't be easier to make and will now be a regular "snack" for me!

Lennie September 12, 2002

I was born in the bronx and I love egg cream. Not many people outside of N.Y. know what it is. It doesn't have an egg in it so I wonder where it got the name,anyone know? If you've never tasted an egg cream you really should try this. Thanks for your recipe. It brings back memories.

susan n.y. September 09, 2002