Tuesday, December 15, 2015

No Egg in my Cream

For someone who's iffy about eggs, an egg cream sounds... well.... iffy. But an egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream*. The famous New York drink consists of milk, carbonated water, and chocolate syrup. 

Carbonated milk still sounds a little odd. But here's a creamy variation that this Michigander can get on board with.

Dubbed the Detroit Egg Cream, you can probably guess what I'm about to suggest....
– 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
– 1/3 cup ice cold white milk
– 1 can Vernors 

Again, milk... ginger ale... part of me wants to scream out that this is a horrible idea, but it actually turned out to be a fantastic blend. I think it was a little heavy on the chocolate syrup, I'd probably pull back on that, and maybe try caramel syrup instead...!

*historians speculate that it is possible the original version of this drink in the 1880s may have contained both egg and cream, and that due to economic down turns, the more expensive ingredients were removed to keep the price of the drink below a nickel. 

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