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      5 min

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Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

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Question: What contains neither eggs nor cream? Answer: An egg cream. The drink that made New York soda fountains famous contains neither of its namesakes, although its refreshing richness and frothy head suggest the presence of both ingredients. Legend credits a Jewish immigrant, one Louis Auster, with the invention of the egg cream. The New York candy store owner had the idea to combine seltzer, milk, and homemade chocolate syrup to make a refreshing drink he dubbed “egg cream.” (Back in