Despite the misleading name, the classic chocolate egg cream formula has never contained eggs nor cream! Born in New York fountain shops in the late 1800’s, it relied on whole milk for creaminess, seltzer for a bit of fizz, and chocolate syrup to achieve that beloved sweet flavor. So it’s not a big stretch to concoct a vegan version. But we took it one step further, and made this chocolate egg cream recipe allergy-friendly!
This dairy-free chocolate egg cream uses Cocoa Vanilla perfectlyfree bites for an instant cool and creamy finish, and an extra infusion of sweet chocolate and vanilla. The whole fizzy beverage takes just 5 minutes to make, and is so wonderfully indulgent.
It’s an amazing dessert and refreshment on warm weather days. But we also love the “egg cream” theme for Easter. Or you can swap in the Mint Chocolate perfectlyfree bites and garnish with a mint leaf for a special, alcohol-free St. Patrick’s Day beverage.
Perfectlyfree non-dairy bites are rich scoops of dairy-free ice cream wrapped with real flavors. They’re plant-based, vegan certified, and free of the top 8 allergens (but contain coconut). They are also made without artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. And each fulfilling perfectlyfree bite contains just 30 calories, 1 gram of fat, and about 3 grams of sugar!
Two of my other favorite perfectlyfree flavors are Salted Caramel Vanilla and Orange Creme. But it’s the popular Cocoa Vanilla that shines in this vegan chocolate egg cream recipe.
This post is sponsored by perfectlyfree, but as always, we only work with products that we love! The recipe and photos are by Hannah Kaminsky, a Go Dairy Free team member, professional photographer, and vegan cookbook author.
Special Diet Notes: Chocolate Egg Cream
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.
- 8 perfectlyfree cocoa vanilla non-dairy bites
- ½ cup vanilla dairy-free milk beverage (your choice of type)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 cup seltzer water
- Add the cocoa vanilla bites, milk beverage, cocoa powder, and agave to your blender. Puree until completely smooth. Pause to scrape down the sides of the container if needed to get a silky, creamy texture.
- Pour the chocolate cream into either one large or two medium glasses. Slowly pour the seltzer on top, dividing it equally between the glasses if making two servings. Stir until the cream is fully incorporated and the drink is frothy.
- Sip and savor your creamy soda immediately!
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Oh my goodness Alisa, this brings me back to all those diner dinners I had growing up. Can’t wait to share this with my kiddos.
I hope you and the kids love them Nicole!
Those bubbles!! What a fun drink! Looks delicious!
I don’t think I’ve ever had a traditional egg cream….or a non-traditional one for that matter. It looks so good – I’ll have to try!
Why not start with the best?! 🙂
I saw this the other day on your Instagram feed I think and have been dreaming about it since. Saved, pinned now I just need it in my belly!
That’s an awesome thing to dream about 🙂
I’ve actually never had an egg cream! When I was little I thought it was made with raw eggs, and I didn’t want to try it. I love the look of this vegan version – I would definitely try it!
I used to think it was too! Names are so deceiving.
This looks fun, will have to try this with the girls! Adding to the list for Easter weekend at my parents, I just need to find the PerfectlyFree Bites.
They would love it! I hope you’re able to find them Sarah.
This soda is so bubbly and looks delicious. Now just where do I find these divine perfectly free bites you speak of?! I am loving those 🙂
They have a store locator here -> http://www.perfectlyfree.com/find-us/
They have strongest distribution in the east, but are picking up distribution across the country.
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This looks tasty. I love the bubbles! 🙂
I can’t even begin to tell you how incredible this looks. All those bubbles! I love the perfectly free bites, too.
There is just something about bubbles! And that means a lot coming from the perfectlyfree recipe expert 🙂
This looks so much like the chocolate sodas from the neighborhood ice cream shop. Chocolicious!
Good to know we nailed it visually 🙂
Thanks, Alyssa. Way to set off a craving! 🙂 Looks delicious.
I do my best 🙂
Oh. My. GOODNESS! This Chocolate Egg Cream recipe sounds soooooo delish! My family would absolutely love it. Going to surprise them with this on Easter! 🙂
Aren’t you sweet! I hope you get the chance to make it for them!
This looks so dreamy! Love all the bubbles. And I need to seek out those bites!
Bubbles make everything more fun! Yes, be on the lookout 🙂
Oh yum! This looks so tasty! I haven’t seen those bites yet, but will have to look out for them.
Woah, yummo!! I’ve never been able to try anything like this. I can’t wait to make it 🙂
I hope you get the chance to enjoy it Jenna!