Make this old-fashioned Peppermint Chocolate Egg Cream Recipe for the holidays! It's a creamy and refreshing chocolate milk soda (that doesn't actually include eggs) with a kick of peppermint that your kids will LOVE! And it's ready in under 5 minutes! Serve as a treat to your family or for Christmas parties.
Why I Love this Egg Cream Recipe
This Chocolate Peppermint Egg Cream is a favorite holiday tradition and drink recipe for my family. It's non-alcoholic and so easy to make.
This old-fashioned drink with chocolate syrup and seltzer (you can use club soda) was made famous in the 1920's in New York delis but is something your kids will enjoy today. If they like chocolate milk, they'll love this egg cream drink (which, again, doesn't have any eggs!)
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This easy chocolate egg cream recipe becomes a perfectly festive holiday treat with the addition of peppermint extract and crushed candy canes as a garnish. It will remind you of a candy cane dipped in chocolate! YUM!
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
I used whole milk, which makes it nice and creamy, but if you drink skim, use that instead.
These can also be made with half and half or cream for a really rich flavor.
If you don't have club soda you can use sparkling water or seltzer. They are all very similar. Club soda has some minerals added so it's a little more flavorful.
But I use club soda in everything and don't think it has that big of a taste difference.
How to Make a Chocolate Peppermint Egg Cream
Add ingredients to your glass.
We love to drink out of jars in our house but you can use a regular glass too. Add the chocolate syrup, milk and peppermint extract.
Use a small drink whisk to mix the ingredients well and make it frothy.
Top with club soda and mix.
To Serve the Holiday Egg Creams
Tips and Variations
I know that some kids think peppermint is too spicy so you can absolutely leave it out and make this a simple chocolate egg cream soda.
You can also modify the amount to make it more or less minty based on what you and your family like.
You can also swap the peppermint extract for a little bit of vanilla extract.
You can also turn this into a cocktail by adding a little bit of vodka or even a flavored vodka, like vanilla.
Frequently Asked Questions
An egg cream is a popular drink that was served in old-timey soda fountains made with flavored syrup, milk and soda water. The recipe does not contain any eggs. They are creamy and sweet but much more refreshing than a milkshake.
I did a little bit of research and this may have something to do with a yiddish term being misused or coopted to mean something else. I'm sure you've heard the name mentioned on a food show and recoiled at the idea of a drink with eggs in it. But there is no need to worry. No eggs are used.
Not quite. Italian Sodas typically have heavy cream or ice cream as an ingredient. You can turn this classic egg cream recipe into an Italian soda by adding a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream or swapping out the milk in favor of heavy cream.
This homemade-flavored soda idea is perfect for sipping while watching Christmas movies! It's quick and easy to make and your kids will love this recipe and may even ask you to make it a tradition!
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More delicious drink ideas for the family
- Cardamom Orange Hot Chocolate is a fun twist on the classic mug of hot cocoa!
- Soda Sangria is a kid-friendly version of one of my favorite grown-up drinks.
- Crockpot Mulled Cider is a delicious warm drink that is festive and fun.
- Hot Apple Cider that is full of flavor and your kids will LOVE it!
- Pina Colada Slush is creamy and tropical.
- Creamy White Hot Chocolate is another fun winter favorite.
Peppermint Chocolate Egg Cream
- In a glass, mix together the chocolate syrup, peppermint and milk.
- Add ice.
- Top with Club Soda to taste, then stir.
- Top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane.