Egg Cream Ice Cream w/ Hot Nuts & a Cheesecake Swirl, Gentrified by Mint Leaves from our Rooftop Garden & Chunks of Cronut
According to Darcy O'Neil, author of the "golden age of soda fountains" history Fix the Pumps, the original egg cream was an evolution of the ice cream soda, a nationally popular treat that might've originated in New Orleans, or possibly Detroit. Egg cream proper rose up out of Brooklyn in the 1920s, and -- this is very serious and hilarious -- might have been invented by famed New York intellectual Daniel Bell's "Uncle Hymie". Weirdly, due to fierce soda fountain wars, egg cream makers eventually quit using eggs to keep the price down, then subbed in milk for cream. So if you're being technical, egg cream should actually be called "__ __".
Hot nuts are everywhere in New York, and while it'd be hard to keep them toasty when packaged with the ice cream, science would definitely find a way. Also: while your hot nuts jokes are hilarious, they are not as hilarious as Rudy Ray Moore's "Hot Nuts", a.k.a. "the song that invented euphemisms".
And finally, here's everything you need to know about the cronut.