Date: Wed, 2 Aug 1995 17:07:27 EDT

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: sherbe(r)t

An egg cream is a soft drink consisting of seltzer, milk, and syrup.

The canonical chocolate egg cream is Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup

poured into the bottom of a glass (about half an inch deep, more if

it's a very large glass), then milk on top of that (slightly more than

the chocolate syrup), and seltzer to fill the glass. Egg creams can

be made in other flavors, including vanilla, but I've always preferred

chocolate (and can't give you instructions on the others). Two notes:

a luncheonette I used to go to in New Haven offered _only_ coffee and

vanilla egg creams, because it was a tiny place that didn't have any

other reason to keep chocolate syrup, but sold plenty of coffee and also

used vanilla for vanilla Cokes. Also, some friends and I recently

discovered that a tasty (if noncanonical) variation on the chocolate

egg cream can be made by using raspberry-flavored seltzer instead of


Vicki Rosenzweig

vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

New York, NY