The mysterious origins of the famous New York egg cream

One story says the first egg cream was created purely by accident.

FromBrooklyn Blackout CaketoEggs Benedict, New York City is filled with gastronomic firsts.But while we have a clear origin for most of our foodiefavorites, the New York egg cream is not one of them. This frothy sweet beverage is made from Fox’s U-Bet chocolate syrup, seltzer water, and a splash of milk, which makes its story even more confusing sincethe beloved drink contains neither eggs nor cream. There are a few theories currently in circulation about the name and origin of the Egg Cream, each varying in time and circumstance, but most confirming that the drink originated on the Lower East Sideamong Eastern European Jewish immigrants.


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