Got (carbonated) milk?

Apparently, this is a staple to the diet of any New Yorker. If I’m being honest, I only know it because I read This Book Is Not Good For You by Pseudonymous Bosch in fourth grade. The novel has a recipe for a chocolate egg cream at the end of the story—the book’s plot involves chocolate. The series as a whole was good (but this post is not a retrospective of my elementary school habits). Anyway—I made it once back then and enjoyed it enough. And so I had it on my mind recently and tried it again.


  • Chocolate Syrup: There is a chocolate flavor syrup by the coffee station in Ferris. Alternatively, there is chocolate syrup by the ice cream station amongst the toppings. 
  • Milk: Whatever your milk choice is, use it! Maybe even half-and-half. I used chocolate milk for an extra-sugary and chocolatey drink.
  • Seltzer: Just the simple plain Jane seltzer in the soda fountain. Maybe you could use a flavored one? But I don’t see why you would want to.


  • Add chocolate syrup to the cup.
  • Add milk to the cup.
  • Stir!
  • Add seltzer!
  • Enjoy!

Chocolate Egg Cream via Flickr

Process Photos via Author