The title of this recipe (from How Easy is That) reminds me of a topic from “Coffee Talk,” a Saturday Night Live sketch from the late 1980s/early 1990s. In every sketch, Barbara Richman, the host (played by Mike Myers) gets “verklempt” (usually while discussing her idol, Barbra Streisand) and needs to give the audience a topic to “discuss amongst themselves” while she calms down. Once, she said, “I’ll give you a topic. Chickpeas are neither chicks nor peas.” Likewise, this recipe has neither egg nor cream, nor was it made in New York.
If you have trouble finding U-Bet chocolate syrup, check the kosher section of your grocery store.
This was basically fizzy chocolate milk. “No big whoop,” as the Coffee Talk ladies would say. But I can see if you grew up with something like this, you might get nostalgic for it. “Like buttah.”