Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chocolate Egg Cream!

When I was a young teenager, I would go to Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts to hang out with friends, listen to street bands, eat at some great restaurants, including a diner called "The Tasty," which was in the heart of Harvard Square, near the T station.  This was a tiny greasy spoon that was an institution among Harvard and Radcliff students, as well as locals and tourists.   It's also a great location for a movie, of which there have been many.

 You've probably seen the place, even if you've never been there!  In the movie "Good Will Hunting," (who HASN'T seen that movie?) there is a scene where Matt Damon and Minnie Driver were eating in a diner.


In the next post, there's a loop of Minnie Drive laughing during the diner scene, where you can see the neon sign behind them.

When I would get peckish, I used to get these greasy, decadent cheeseburgers like they were going out of style, always with mustard and ketchup.  (My metabolism was a heck of a lot faster then.)  It was my favorite place to go because they were open late, so you could get some great grub for not a lot of money.  Those cheeseburgers were the best!

Well... almost.

My favorite thing for there was the glorious chocolate egg cream.  The name is misleading because there are no eggs in this drink.  It's sort of like a Yoo Hoo soda, but even better.  What's even better, other than the taste, is it's very easy to make.

This is a recipe that is vegan, but you are perfectly welcome to make it with dairy milk.  It's going to be just as good.


1 cup of So Delicious coconut milk (or other milk)
1/2 cup of club soda
3-4 tablespoons of chocolate syrup

In a tall glass, combine the milk and chocolate syrup, stirring briskly until well blended.  When blended, stir gently and fill the rest of the glass with club soda - you don't want the club soda to go flat.

Grab yourself a straw and enjoy!   


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