What! No Hushpuppies?
Haven't had an eggcream since I lived in New Yawk. Candy stores/soda shops used to also make Vanilla Egg creams (w vanilla syrup?). Not sure where you would find the syrup. Years ago, my mom found some apparatus where you turn tap water into seltzer (or carbonated water), by putting nitrogen cartridges? (not sure what they were) into a pitcher-like thingy. It was years ago, so don't remember exactly what it looked like. Maybe it worked on the same principle as IC's foam-making thig-a-ma-jig. How's that for a description!
You might be able to buy U-Bet on line. Hmmm. Wonder how a strawberry eggcream would taste? Thanks for the memories.