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Remember Egg Cream? We Now Have The Recipe For This Iconic Treat And It's Easier Than Ever To Make

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May 10, 2017

Serious Eats

Do you remember drinking these deliciously smooth, fizzy chocolate drinks as a child? There isn't much that can beat a recipe that evokes precious childhood memories and this one surely does it. Young people would frequently head to the closest malt shops to indulge in a classic treat: a chocolate egg cream.

This day and age, the majority of individuals haven't a clue as to what an egg cream would be. Upon hearing the name, one would assume that it was something that was used in a delicious baked good. No siree! If you grew up in the time when egg cream was popular, you would laugh at that comment!

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It was a luxurious treat that children and young adults alike would save up their pennies so they could purchase this delectable dessert drink. While it has the appearance of a frosty milkshake, it would be a shame to compare it to such. It's unlike any other drinkable dessert and once you've had a legitimately prepared egg cream, you surely won't forget about it.

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It's said that egg cream earned its name because real eggs were actually used in the preparation to increase thickness and creaminess. During the Great Depression, though, that ingredient was eliminated. These days, you'll be hard-pressed to find a recipe where actual eggs are still used.

Now that your mouth is watering and you're busy reminiscing the good 'ole days, let's talk about how to make this iconic childhood dessert beverage.

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