Easy Egg Liqueur (Advocaat, Eierlikör)

Thermomix Egg liqueur recipe, Eierlikor, Advocaat

Inspiration: As the child of European parents, I learned to sip Advocaat egg liqueur responsibly at a relatively young age. As an adult I never once bought Advocaat — it was too much a costly extravagance.  But still, those bottles of opaque golden goodness continued to beckon at me sideways from the shelves whenever I entered a liquor store.

According to Wikipedia, Advocaat has its origins in the Dutch-inhabited regions of South America, where historically the liquor was thickened with avocados. (Hence the name!) Also known as Eierlikör in Germany, this creamy sweet, eggy and strongly alcoholic drink now has much wider-reaching appeal. And Thermomix fans can make it at home, quickly and easily, at great savings in price.

All memories of Advocaat came flooding back recently, when I watched Matthias making Eierlikör for a German-language Thermomix video demo on YouTube. Too easy! But a quick translation of the German recipe (Thermomix cookbook version) brought my enthusiasm to a screeching halt. The list of ingredients called for “Doppelkorn” alcohol not available here in Canada. Research indicated that rum and whisky are sometimes substituted — but these would not quite match the authentic Advocaat flavour remembered from my youth. (Rum would make it feel more like eggnog, and that’s just not Advocaat.)  Using a potent vodka (Absolut 100) at 50%ABV, became the best option.

I’ve read that some people serve extra thick egg liqueur as a form of dessert, with the addition of whipped cream. If you end up with a surplus, there are recipes for Egg Liqueur cake, and Advocaat is commonly used in cocktails. But to me, egg liqueur it is simply an indulgent drink for times when a bit of indulgence is just what you need. To be sipped lightly — so you can really appreciate how the silky texture of combined flavours plays on the tongue so delightfully. Do not be fooled by its pretty appearance though because this Thermomix golden egg liqueur is potent.

Advocaat Eierlikor Egg Liqueur Recipe for Thermomix

Egg Liqueur (Advocaat, Eierlikör)

Thermomix recipe

8 egg yolks (use highest quality eggs for best colour & flavour)
200 g sugar
250 g cream (I used 10% coffee cream)
250 g Absolut 100 vodka (Doppelkorn or similar)
1 vanilla bean (use only the sticky scrapings from inside the bean) If you don’t have vanilla beans at home, you can substitute some of the sugar above with vanilla sugar.

Thermomix recipe Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in Thermomix. Cook 8 minutes/70°C/speed 4. Can be served warm, or cold. Transfer to a bottle and keep refrigerated. Fresh, thick egg liqueur will become thinner when cold. Perfect.

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See 24 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Madame Thermomix March 16, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Thanks, Helene, for showing us another way that Thermomix can save us money and pay for itself!

  2. ThermomixBlogger Helene March 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    You are most welcome… it was very much my pleasure to do this one ;-)

  3. A Canadian Foodie March 18, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I am so glad you posted this!!! I got a recipe so similar from Monika from Germany – made it, loved it and lost it. Have tried to get it since!
    YUM!
    Valerie
    Have you published your paneer recipes? Will you? I will now look. I am very interested in everything you do, always, as it is always TOP NOTCH!

  4. Gretchen March 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Paneer? Helene has paneer recipes? I am with you Valerie. Where are they?

    Oh oh I think this Advocaat has potential as I already make my own Vodka at 50%. We also have local Vanilla Beans in Far North Queensland.

    Yummmmm.

  5. ThermomixBlogger Helene March 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Thanks Valerie — The paneer recipe is now here
    !

  6. ThermomixBlogger Helene March 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Gretchen, you make your own vodka! Well then, making the Advocaat would pay off even more for you… I had to pay “through the nose” as we say here, for that bottle of high proof Absolut vodka.

  7. Janie March 31, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    Hi Helene,

    There is a recipe for paneer in our UK recipe book “Fast and Easy Indian Cooking” – it’s very easy too.

  8. ThermomixBlogger Helene March 31, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Hi Janie: Good to know — as always, thanks for the tip. People who order the book Fast and Easy Indian Cooking from their Thermomix demonstrator/consultant or distributor will get your paneer recipe (and more), and they won’t be needing to read this one. :-)

  9. elke August 22, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Thank you so much Helen for posting this recipe! I was looking all over the place for a way to sub the “Doppelkorn!” This is going to be a lot of fun!

  10. Jim June 13, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    THIS brings back memories! As a child, I would see this bottle, and the meer “thought” of an “egg liqueur” would make me physically ill… Untl one day (true story!”, I drank some not realizing what it was – and flipped out over how good it tasted! It’s almost like a sweet, vanilla, egg-nog taste. Oh my gosh it’s WONDERFUL! (And I am not that big on alcholic drinks, LOL LOL LOL!! It’s very addicting! LOL

  11. Jan June 30, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    Gosh this looks so easy used to make it years ago but using brandy thanks Helene

  12. ThermomixBlogger Helene July 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Hi Jan — you are most welcome ;-)

  13. sabine cassidy December 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    hi helper thank you for the memory you just broth back to me you see I was born and raised in Germany and eierlicoir was a staple in my house my mom backed a lot and we sipped it on special holiday’s to finds a recipe for it is awsome

  14. ThermomixBlogger Helene December 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Ja Sabine, das smeckt ;-)

  15. Joanne January 28, 2014 at 12:40 am #

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I had 4 yolks so halved the ingredients. I also used coconut cream instead of cream and coconut syrup instead of sugar to give me a dairy free, low gi version. Wow, so good and not at all coconut-y.

  16. Leonie September 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    oh my goodness why have I only just seen this recipe now Helene?!!!! :)
    Cheers!
    Leonie

  17. Jules
    Jules November 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

    Guess what I’m doing this weekend… Gefeliciteerd!

  18. Brita June 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    Toll! Danke fuer das Rezept! Das bringt auch bei mir Kindheitserinnerungen zurueck! Hier in UK habe ich auch jahrelang auf (selbstgemachten) Eierlikoer verzichten muessen, weil es hier keinen Doppelkorn oder Primasprit gibt. Ich werde das auf alle Faelle mal mit Vodka versuchen. Aber wie mache ich nun die Schokobecher? Ohne die geht’s doch nicht! ;) Den Eierlikoer daraus zu trinken, ihn auszulecken und dann anzuknabbern war doch ein Genuss!! :)

  19. Karen December 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    This sounds wonderful! Does anyone have any idea how long this will keep in the fridge for if I am making it to get out as gifts?

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