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A chocolate egg cream in a glass beer mug with a blue straw in it on a table

WW Classic NYC Chocolate Egg Cream Drink Recipe

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  • Author: Susan
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 glass 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Indulge in a sip of nostalgia as we journey back to the era of soda fountains and candy shops with a classic New York City drink that holds a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers – the iconic NYC Chocolate Egg Cream

Hailing from the bustling streets of the Lower East Side, this timeless concoction is more than just a beverage; it's a sip of history and tradition. 


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup of 2% Reduced Fat Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 cup of Sparkling Water


  1. Pour your chocolate syrup into the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add in your splash of milk and stir until you get a nice chocolate milk.
  3. Add in your sparkling water or seltzer and watch it foam up. Add a straw and start sipping!! So yummy!


  • Use quality Ingredients: Start with high-quality ingredients, including good chocolate syrup, whole milk, and seltzer water.
  • Use Cane Sugar: Opt for cane sugar instead of corn syrup for a more natural and rich sweetness.
  • Balanced Chocolate Syrup: Create a balanced chocolate syrup by combining cocoa powder, sugar, and a bit of water. This ensures a deep, chocolatey flavor.
  • Proper Ratios: Maintain the classic egg cream ratio of one part chocolate syrup, two parts milk, and three parts seltzer. This ensures the perfect blend of flavors.
  • Chilled Ingredients: Chill your milk and seltzer beforehand to enhance the refreshing quality of the egg cream.
  • Mixing Technique: Master the art of mixing. Use a long spoon to stir the chocolate syrup into the milk gently. Avoid over-stirring to prevent a flat egg cream.
  • Seltzer Technique: Add seltzer slowly and pour it down the side of the glass to preserve the effervescence and create a thick head.
  • In a Garden Setting: Enjoy your homemade chocolate egg cream in a garden setting for a delightful and relaxing experience. The fresh air complements the beverage perfectly.
  • Experiment with Flavors: While traditional egg creams use chocolate syrup, don't be afraid to experiment with other flavors like vanilla or even a hint of root beer for a unique twist.
  • Thick Head of a Stout: Aim for a thick, foamy head on top of your egg cream, similar to the head on a stout beer. This adds a velvety texture and enhances the overall drinking experience.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 19.5 g
  • Sodium: 220.5 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.8 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg