German Advocaat Liqueur

Homemade Eierlikör is kind of an Advocaat liqueur and is a very popular little drink at the famous German “Kaffeklatsch“. But you can use it for all kinds of mixed drinks, baked goods, desserts, and even as an ice cream topping.

Eierlikör - German Egg Liqueur

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine German
Servings 40 oz.


  • 8 egg yolks
  • 250 g powdered sugar
  • 175 ml evaporated milk
  • 200 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 250 ml brown rum


  • Separate the eggs and beat the egg yolks on a double boiler for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add the evaporated milk and the heavy whipping cream and beat on the double boiler until the mixture thickens to a creamy consistency. This step needs some patience as it will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Be careful that the mixture does not boil.
  • Add the brown rum and stir for an additional about 3 to 4 minutes until it is thick and creamy.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into clean bottles.
  • Leave 1 inch of the bottle empty. The liquid will thicken over time and it can be difficult to pour it easily. Just add a shot of liquid heavy whipping cream or rum and shake well.


Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.