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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).

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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!

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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.

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susan n.y. September 09, 2002

the perfect chocolate drink. Love the taste.

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Jake Majeski November 25, 2001

Yum Yum! This brings warm fuzzys. I remember going to the soda fountain at our neighborhood drug store for these. So soooothing and delicious.

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jan007 October 22, 2002

Yum yum yum!

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tziporah February 04, 2002

I followed all instructions but it just wasn't to my liking. It wasn't terrible, but I guess you have to grow up on these to like them. I will make these again for my 4 year old, as he like anything chocolate. To me though, this is kind of like one of those crazy combination recipes you think will be great, but they just don't taste as good as you imagined they would be. If you think you will like chocolate soda, then this recipe is for you.

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cindyrocks88 May 05, 2013

These are traditionally enjoyed with a salted pretzel rod.

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TrainerCary May 29, 2011

this was pretty good, like a chocolate milkshake soda. I wouldn't say it's fantastic, but I'd probably make it again.

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haven't the slightest December 23, 2010

You definitely need Fox's U-Bet syrup to do this. It also works best with a real soda siphon (just pouring the seltzer out of a bottle, it doesn't mix well enough, and if you stir, you lose a lot of the fizz). The best theory I've seen for the name is that it's a corruption of "echt cream" - echt is a Yiddish word meaning "right, correct." That is, this is "the right way to have cream."

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DrGaellon October 09, 2010
Original Bronx Egg Cream