In 2001, I met a dear sweet girl, up in Cobleskill. She came from Brooklyn, and when we travelled back by train to meet her crazy, elderly Polish/Argentinean/Jewish parents, I was not only welcomed immediately, but... I was treated to an egg cream for the very first time. This was a marvelous treat, and is so not described by its name. I expected milky eggs in a cup, and then, I got this lovely chocolate soda. The ingredients are simple...and oddly, contains no egg. Anna: THANK YOU! :-)
An egg cream, as I had it, is made this way, and I hope to replicate it soon! (Although nothing beats Brooklyn for this. We have wings, you have egg creams.)
1/2 cup of whole milk
1 cup of just-opened bottled seltzer
2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. New Yawkas insist on Fox's U-Bet syrup for this.