A funny sounding name that doesn’t actually include eggs. Make an old-fashioned Peppermint Chocolate Egg Cream soda for the holidays! It’s creamy and refreshing and your kids will LOVE it!
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Like most kids, my boys LOVE the Christmas season. They are super sentimental and love to follow all of our traditions to a “T”.
But I also like to look for ways to add in some new things also.
As it turns out, I’ve passed down my sweet tooth to my kids and they love nothing more than a sweet treat!
What is an egg cream
An egg cream is a popular drink that was served in old-timey soda fountains. They feature flavored syrup, milk and soda water.
This drink does not have any eggs. Weird.
They are creamy and sweet but much more refreshing than a milkshake.
And the peppermint extract adds the flavor of candy canes making this a super festive idea to share with the family.
Why is an egg cream called an egg cream then
I did a little bit of research and this may have something to do with a yiddish term being mis-used 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.
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How to Make a Chocolate Peppermint Egg Cream
It’s sweet, chocolatey and has just the right amount of fizz. This tasty drink will remind you of a candy cane dipped in chocolate!
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
You only need a few things to make this soda fountain favorite.
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.
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.
You can also modify the amount to make it more or less minty based on what you and your family like.
To a glass (we love to drink out of jars in our house!) add the chocolate syrup, milk and peppermint extract.
Use a small drink whisk to combine the ingredients and make it frothy.
Fill the jar with ice.
Top with club soda.
Mix with a spoon to combine.
Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes to make it feel super festive and perfect for Christmas celebrating.
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!
More delicious drink ideas for the family
- Cardamom Orange Hot Chocolate is a fun twist on the classic mug of hot cocoa! I think cardamom is underrated and LOVE the flavor it gives to the classic holiday combo of oranges and chocolate.
- Soda Sangria is a kid-friendly version of one of my favorite grown-up drinks. Serve it as a party punch for any holiday party.
- Crockpot Mulled Cider is a delicious warm drink that is festive and fun. Make a batch and enjoy it together while snuggled up on the couch.
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.
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