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 plain. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY