Advocaat or egg liqueur is of Dutch origin and a real treat. As a child, we were allowed (only now and then) to have a tiny little bit with a mini spoon before going to bed. As we got older, we would sneak back to the fridge for a second serving, it was and still is that good!
What is advocaat
Advocaat looks like a yellow custard, but it tastes like a strong thick cream. This statement is only for our homemade recipe because store bought recipes are much lighter in alcohol and usually very runny. It is made from egg yolks, sugar, evaporated milk and almost pure alcohol.
How to serve advocaat
We used to have it as a liqueur on cold winter evenings, but it is equally great when topped over vanilla ice cream with a few crushed nuts to add texture.
In Belgium advocaat is often served alongside coffee with a cookie or small cake. It is called a ‘verwen koffie’ or ‘spoil yourself coffee’.
One thing is for sure, once you have tasted this recipe you will never buy commercially produced advocaat.
How to store advocaat
Because of the alcohol and eggs it is best to store advocaat in a glass container. When stored in a cool dark place, it can be kept for up to 1 year, but we recommend enjoying this delicious treat regularly and storing it for a maximum of 6 months.
- 8 pcs egg yolks
- 20 gr vanilla sugar
- 300 gr sugar
- 250 gr evaporated milk
- 150 gr pure alcohol
- Mix the egg yolks with the sugar and the evaporated milk,and whisk well until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add the alcohol and mix well.
- Pour into a glass container and store in a cool dark place.