Monday Round-Up: Desserts! Egg Cream Popsicles w/Chocolate Chips

18 Mar

Hey gang.  This month’s Kosher Connection round-up theme is Passover-friendly desserts.  This initially intimidated the crap outta me.  I tried (and failed) at cashew/almond brittle but then it hit me.  While most of the Jews of these great United States will be celebrating Passover in frigid temperatures, us Miami Jews will be living it up in this balmy spring/summer weather.  And what’s better than a cool, delicious popsicle in this Miami heat!?  And of course, nothing (to me, at least) says “Jew” and “Passover” much like an egg cream.  That classic combination of chocolate syrup, milk and seltzer—-all of which have nothing to do with eggs or cream (OK, maybe the milk is kinda like cream).  Plus, and let’s be honest, I’m overwhelmed and can’t imagine baking desserts on top of all the cooking I have to do for my very first Seder! That’s right y’all, I’m hosting my first Seder.  Heck, I’m hosting two Sedarim and a lunch!  I’m overwhelmed.  I may or may not have cried a little last night trying to think about how to figure out to cook, clean, take care of my little one and go to work full-time.  So, rather than get into a story from the week or some new neurosis I’m working on I’m asking YOU for stories and advice.  HELP! What advice do you have for a first-time Seder hostess? What have you learned through your own experiences?  What made a Seder memorable for you (positively or negatively)?  Tell! Tell!  Please feel free to leave stories, advice, etc. in the comments section of this post.  It’s appreciated.  Yours,

Whit

Ahhh, the union of chocolate, milk and seltzer.

Ahhh, the union of chocolate, milk and seltzer.

Egg Cream Popsicles (the recipe is based on how many popsicle holders you have use of—just make sure that there’s a little less seltzer than milk as seltzer needs diluting in order to freeze).

WHAT!?

~4 Popsicles

* 1/2 Cup seltzer
* 1 Cup Milk

* 3 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup

* Handful of Chocolate Chips

How’s That Now!?

Pour 1/2 inch of cold milk into a tall soda glass.

Add seltzer or club soda to within 1 inch of the top of a 2 cup glass measuring cup with a spout; stir vigorously with a long spoon (this will cause it to foam/bubble, which you want!).  Very gently pour 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup slowly down the inside of the glass; briskly stir with a long spoon only at the bottom of the glass where the chocolate sits. The resulting drink should have a dark brown bottom and a 1-inch high pure white foam top.  When assembling in popsicle holders — put chocolate chips in first (about 1/4 in full) then add liquid up to the top.  Freeze and enjoy!

We're getting serious now

We’re getting serious now

This is very serious business :)

This is very serious business 🙂

**Please excuse no finished product picture. It’s dark and the light in the apartment stinks so I’m just not doing it. 🙂

10 Responses to “Monday Round-Up: Desserts! Egg Cream Popsicles w/Chocolate Chips”

  1. Hindy March 19, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    I love popsicles of all kinds. Love this!

  2. stephanie/the kosher foodies March 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    the idea of egg creams always grossed me out, but it’s only because i had no idea what they were—they’re actually delicious!

  3. ronnievfein March 20, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    My kids will love this — and they have new Popsicle sticks. They recently learned what an egg cream is. Lucky kids.

  4. Couldn't Be Parve March 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    What a fun popsicle idea! You asked for seder advice. The one thing I do that makes everything much easier is to make most of the same food for both nights. (It helps that except for family the guests are different each night). It is much less work to double the quantity of something than to make an entirely new dish. I usually make a different veggie for the second night and a different dessert but pretty much everything else is the same. (Things like chicken soup and brisket are just as good reheated so they work well.) Enjoy the seders!

  5. jessica // the kosher foodies March 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    i’ve never hosted a seder before, but i’ve made big meals, and all i can say is prep as much in advance as you can – if that means your kitchen is kosher for passover for an extra week, oh well. good luck! i’m sure everything will be delicious!

  6. This American Bite March 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    So there’s no egg in the egg cream thingy?

  7. Melissa {lilmisscakes} March 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Your popsicles are so cute! what a fun idea!

  8. Tamar Genger @joyofkosher March 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    This reminds me I need to get Popsicle sticks for Passover, love the idea here.

  9. Alessandra (DinnerInVenice) April 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Really love this idea as well!! Perfect for the kids on those hot days

  10. Sarah Klinkowitz April 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Very inventive! I would never have though of this!

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