The quintessential New York soda fountain specialty contains neither eggs nor cream, Originally invented in the 19th century by Brooklyn candy shop owner, Louis Auster, the authentic egg cream is made with
U-Bet chocolate syrup, milk, and seltzer.
It’s simple and delicious.
Years ago, I was missing NYC and egg creams, and I concocted a version that is surprisingly good. It’s fast, easy, refreshing, and also very low on calories.
Step 1: pop open a can of Canfield’s Diet Chocolate Fudge Soda and fill a tall glass about 1/3- 2/3.
Step 2: Fill the rest of the glass with skim milk.
Voila! It doesn’t have as much froth on top that you get from a seltzer spritzer, but it’s nice and fizzy and I swear, it tastes just like the egg creams I remember from when I was a kid.
You can use low-fat or whole milk, of course, and vary the chocolate soda to taste.
Unfortunately, the local stores stopped carrying Canfield’s.
Once in a while I drop by Miller’s East Coast Deli on Polk Street, and get an authentic egg cream.
But I’d love to be able to make the light version at home again.
So it was a real thrill when I realized, while researching this blog post, that you can now get Canfield’s Diet Chocolate Fudge soda on AMAZON!
One order should last me through the summer ;-D