Brooklyn Probiotic Egg Cream

Relive a part of history with our Probiotic Brooklyn Egg Cream. This recipe honors the tradition of the egg cream, a mid-twentieth-century treat that was served in soda shops across NYC. Mixing this classic creation with Lifeway Kefir gives it a gut-loving, probiotic update while making it lactose intolerance friendly for those with sensitive stomachs. Lighter than a milkshake, but creamier than a chocolate soda, our Brooklyn Probiotic Egg Cream blends Lifeway Kefir, chocolate syrup (traditionally U-Bet Fox Syrups), and seltzer for a dessert experience like no other. Whether serving this up as a nostalgic flashback or a new tradition, this effervescent treat is sure to satisfy.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.

Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 1


  1. Pour Lifeway Kefir into a tall glass.
  2. Pour seltzer into the glass, stopping about 1/2 and inch from the top.
  3. Stir together, allowing foam to rise to the top of the glass.
  4. Pour the syrup into the center of the glass.
  5. Stir gently so as not to disrupt the foam.