What is Egg Cream?
An egg cream soda combines seltzer, milk, and flavored syrup. It has a sweet, rich flavor and a cold, creamy texture, and when added, the seltzer reacts with the milk to create fizzy, frothy bubbles.
What does Egg Cream Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Seltzer is carbonated water into which pressurized carbon dioxide has been dissolved, creating bubbles. Seltzer is the same as flat water in terms of viscosity, but has bubbles and may be flavored. Seltzer is different from soda water, because it does not have any added minerals, unlike soda water. Bottled seltzer loses its fizz quickly once opened and is best served cold.
...Milk is almost always sourced come from cows. Sometimes sheep, goat, yak and water buffalo milk are used. In general, store bough milk comes from a cow, unless specified otherwise. Whole milk is white, or cream colored and has a higher fat content than skim milk and therefore a creamier and richer texture and flavor. The flavor is mild and bland with a hint of savory sweetness and is satisfying, especially due to its creaminess. Milk is served as a beverage and used in a multitude of dishes both sweet and savory.
...Vanilla syrup is a flavored simple syrup made of sugar, water and vanilla or vanilla flavoring. The syrup has a thin viscosity and a light golden-brown color. The flavor is sweet and rich. Vanilla syrup is commonly used to flavor desserts drinks and coffee.