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Pronunciation: [SIHL-uh-buhb]

This thick, frothy drink or dessert originated in old England. It's traditionally made by beating milk with wine or ale, sugar, spices and sometimes beaten egg whites. A richer version made with cream can be used as a topping for cakes, cookies, fruit, etc. It's thought that the name of this concoction originated during Elizabethan times and is a combination of the words Sille (a French wine that was used in the mixture) and bub (Old-English slang for "bubbling drink").