egg cream

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egg cream

A drink made of milk, syrup, and soda water.

[Probably from its foamy, egg-whitelike head.]

egg′ cream`

a cold beverage made with milk, chocolate syrup, and soda water.
[1950–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.egg cream - made of milk and flavored syrup with soda water
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
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Marks traces the history of the drink, first concocted in 1890 on the Lower East Side by Jewish candy store owner Louis Auster, using Fox's U-bet Syrup (the brainchild of Herman and Ida Fox in Brooklyn), to rocker Lou Reed memorializing the drink in a song.