Jul 052014
 

Fizzy drinks and summer just go together, in my opinion. I love making different kinds of citrus syrups to add to seltzer water. Or adding some sort of carbonated water to wine or sangria, just to add a bit of sparkle. One of my favorite beverage discoveries recently was La Croix Sparkling Water. It comes in flavors from all varieties of citrus to coconut AND I buy cases of 12 oz. cans. That means I can open a fresh, bubbly can for every drink and not worry about a big bottle going flat.

I’m on a bit of a coconut kick lately, so I decided to try combining two of the coconut beverages that are in my refrigerator right now. I have to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of egg creams, which don’t have eggs in them, by the way. Traditionally they are made of milk, vanilla or chocolate syrup and seltzer water. I like chocolate milk and I like most soda pops, but combining the two has never appealed to me. However, this coconut version is different. It’s very light and tastes like coconut, instead of dairy milk. Maybe that’s the difference. I prefer fizzy coconut beverages instead of effervescent milk.

Have you  ever tried an egg cream? Do you like them?

Chocolate Coconut "Egg" Cream
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Silk vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp (or more) chocolate syrup
  • 1 can La Croix Coconut Sparkling Water
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut milk and chocolate syrup in a tall glass. Add a splash of sparkling water and stir vigorously. Slowly pour in more sparkling water until glass is full, stirring slowly and gently to combine.

 

This post is part of Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads

 July 5, 2014  Posted by  Food, Recipe Tags:

  10 Responses to “Chocolate Coconut “Egg” Cream”

Comments (10)
  1. This sounds interesting…I’m not a big fan of mixing fizzy with milk, but this sounds good. i had no idea egg creams didn’t have eggs.

    • I’m not a big fan of raw eggs, so I never would’ve tried any version if it did have egg in it, LOL!

  2. I’ve never had – or even heard of fizz milk. Interesting!

  3. I don’t recall ever trying egg cream. It doesn’t sound too appealing until you tell me there is no egg in it. I haven’t tried the Silk Coconut, but but loved their almond milk. Will have to keep an eye out for it.

    ps. Thanks for the tip about Jennifer Esteps mailing list, I am now signed up. Thanks.

  4. It’s been ages since I had an egg cream! When I was a kid I always thought it was odd there wasn’t an egg as advertised :-) I have been meaning to try coconut milk and just saw an enormous container of it at Costco but didn’t wNt to buy that much without trying it first.

  5. Egg creams are new to me – fancy them not having egg! Cheers

  6. I’m not a huge carbonated drink fan, but this coconut version sounds really good. My husband loves coconut and I might just surprise him with this drink this week.

  7. I’m trying to imagine what milk would taste like with a carbonated water. Interesting!

  8. Egg creams are huge in New York, but yours is so unique.

  9. I’ve often heard of “egg creams”, but it’s not something you come across here in New Zealand. I did always imagine that they had egg in though – I think I’m kind of relieved to discover that they don’t.