MAKES one 14-ounce (415-ml) serving

PREP TIME: 1 minute


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.


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%