This hot German Eggnog is called "Heisse Oma" (hot grandma) and is a popular Eierlikör drink at Christmas markets where it is often also called "Schneewittchen" which is the German name for snow white. If you've ever been skiing in Germany or Austria, you're sure to know this classic German style eggnog from the ski lodges. In ski resorts, it's often called Loipenmilch.
Unfortunately, this winter we many of us don´t have the opportunity to enjoy a hot drink in the comfort of the ski lodge terraces or the Christmas market, but that doesn't mean we can't make our winter drink favorites at home.
The drink is made with egg liqueur, which can be found in well-stocked liquor stores and supermarkets or online. Alternatively, you can make the drink with Baileys, which is also very tasty. In ski lodges, this version is then called Heisser Opa.
It is very easy to make Eierlikör aka egg liqueur at home. You can find a recipe with step-by-step video tutorial here on the website. Eierlikör recipe
The hot drink tastes best with whole milk. It also tastes good with reduced-fat milk, but the consistency is not as creamy. If you want it even creamier, you can even use cream or half and half. Of course, this is a bit of a calorie bomb. But who counts calories at Christmas time.
Traditional German Eggnog Recipe
German Eggnog Heisse Oma
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup egg liqueur
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- cinnamon powder cocoa powder or nutmeg powder to taste
- Heat the milk on medium heat for about 5 min. Make sure to don´t boil the milk.
- Stir in egg liqueur and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Pour into cups or mugs and add a dollop of whipping cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, or nutmeg powder to taste.