MAKES one 14-ounce (415-ml) serving

PREP TIME: 1 minute

COOK TIME: —

During a TV binge session of Billions, I heard one of the main characters, Chuck Rhoades, mention an egg cream drink that has no egg and no cream, and it enticed me. So, I did a quick search and found a recipe laden with sugar. Here’s my take on a low-carb egg cream . . . maybe Chuck would approve?

3 tablespoons milk (nondairy or regular)

2 teaspoons cocoa powder

½ teaspoon erythritol, or 2 drops liquid stevia

12 ounces (355 ml) sparkling water, chilled

  1. Place the milk, cocoa powder, and sweetener in a 16-ounce (475-ml) or larger glass. Whisk the ingredients with a fork until fully incorporated.
  2. Slowly pour in the sparkling water. If you fill the glass too fast, everything will bubble over, so take your time. Best enjoyed immediately.

make it COCONUT-FREE:

Use a nut milk.

make it DAIRY-FREE/Vegan:

Use a nondairy milk.

make it NUT-FREE:

Use coconut milk or dairy milk.

Per serving, made with lite coconut milk:

calories: 22 | calories from fat: 10 | total fat: 1.1 g | saturated fat: 0.9 g | cholesterol: 0 mg

sodium: 1 mg | carbs: 2.1 g | dietary fiber: 1.2 g | net carbs: 0.9 g | sugars: 0 g | protein: 0.9 g

FAT : 45%
CARBS : 38%
PROTEIN : 17%