Brooklyn Egg Creams
This is a response to both bigmackdaddy and frankbooth:
The Brooklyn Egg Cream in Windsor Terrace is closed now, and has been replaced by a HORRIBLE pizzeria. The sign is still up, since the pizzaria has never gotten around to taking it down. When it was there, it was great: it had an authentic egg cream bar and had OK sodas, ice creams, and coffees, but perfectly mastered the egg creams. All the teenagers (including myself) hung there. It even had a pinball machine and old movie posters! Here is the original perfect recipe (handed down since 1880):
1. 2/3 cup WHOLE milk
2. 1/3 cup seltzer/club soda
3. 2 or 3 tablespoons of Fox's U-Bet Choc. Syrup
If you differ at all from this recipe, the egg cream loses its amazing flavor. I have experimented with Cottee's, Hershey's, and Nestle choco syrups, Coke, Pepsi, Root Beer, Raspberry Soda, Dr. Pepper and Cream Sodas, and buttermilk, condensed milk, 1%, 2%, and Skim milks, and this all delutes the originality.
I live 3 blocks away from the former Windsor Terrace Egg Cream Factory.
BTW>>>> The Factory was in WINDSOR TERRACE, not KENSINGTON. Us terracers are ashamed when that area is considered kensington. Kensington starts on the other side of Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is centered around Church Ave.