Peppermint Old-Fashioned Chocolate Soda

Peppermint Chocolate Soda from Our Best BitesHave you guys ever had an egg cream? It’s kind of a funny thing because it’s basically a chocolate soda that doesn’t have eggs OR cream in it. Chocolate syrup, milk, soda water, whisked together, and voila–it’s delicious, not quite as naughty as a chocolate milk shake, totally taking me back to my childhood at The Bluebird in Logan with my dad.

I’m not calling this an egg cream because people feel VERY strongly about their regional foods (this one hails from Brooklyn), and people seem to have very strong feelings about EVERYTHING during the weeks leading up to Christmas. I’m not making this with Fox’s U-Bet Chocolate Syrup and I’m adding peppermint (yes, I do realize that Sara and I have a serious chocolate/peppermint thing going on) and it’s that time of the year, so I’m just calling this a chocolate soda. But it’s pretty much an egg cream. [Dodging the flaming arrows right now.]

You’re going to need very cold soda water (like club soda, seltzer, or sparkling water), peppermint syrup (try World Market, Amazon, or your favorite coffee shop), chocolate syrup (I used Torani dark chocolate syrup, which I just picked up at a regular grocery store, and whole milk.

Peppermint old-fashioned chocolate soda from Our Best Bites


In a 16-ounce glass, add 1 1/2 tablespoons (3 pumps) of peppermint syrup, 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup,

Peppermint old-fashioned chocolate soda from Our Best Bites

and 1/4 cup of milk.

Peppermint old-fashioned chocolate soda from Our Best BitesWith a long-handled spoon or fork, whisk it together vigorously. While stirring, add the soda water to fill up the glass, whisking to combine (there will be a lot of froth on top). Serve immediately.

Peppermint old-fashioned chocolate soda from Our Best BitesThis makes one serving, just for you. Grab a straw and go hide in the bathroom.




  1. This sounds delicious! Here in mid-Missouri, we call this an Italian soda. The coffee places in town market them as such. My favorite is raspberry syrup and they are made just a tad different. They place the syrup in the cup, then fill with club soda and ice and then add 1/2 and 1/2 creamer on top (you can request skim milk as option instead), mixing/blending is optional. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. This is right up my alley…chocolate and peppermint! I nearly snorted at the “grab a straw and go hide in the bathroom” line…because I have done that! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe & laugh!

  3. I’m working in my Mom’s coffee shop today so I have all the ingredients handy. Think I will give it a try!

      1. That’s funny, because I’m in the UK and ‘soda water’ means something slightly different over here. It is carbonated water, but it’s had baking soda added to it to reduce the acidity from the carbon dioxide.
        But you’re saying it’s just regular carbonated water…? I’m glad I read the comments! Honestly, and we’re supposed to speak the same language!! Hahaha!! 😀

    1. I know, I have to order mine. 🙁 If you’re planning on ordering a bunch of flavors, the Torani site is actually probably my go-to place because the shipping is reasonable (and often free).

  4. My Dad hails from Brooklyn. We always make egg creams when he comes to visit, it’s tradition! Never tried it with peppermint, definitely going to give it a shot. We also use Hershey’s syrup in a pinch. Have you ever gone to Sonic and ordered a chocolate rootbeer or coke? If your needing an eggcream fix it is pretty awesome!

  5. I would just like to say I LOVE the chocolate-peppermint trend going on around here! It is my absolute favorite combo this time of year. Cheers!

  6. Wow! Well, egg cream is a misnomer if I’ve ever heard one! But, whatev. This looks so delish and is going to be served up at our annual New Year’s Day blowout! Thanks!

  7. I have never had an egg cream. In fact, I must live under a rock because I have never even heard of such a thing. It sounds ridiculously delicious!

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