Advocaat – an Easy DIY Recipe

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!

advokaat egg liqueur

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.

advokaat egg liqueur


Advocaat or egg liqueur is of Dutch origin and a real treat.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course baking, Desserts, Drinks
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 1 jar
Calories 1942 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


  • 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.
    making avokaat
  • Add the alcohol and mix well.
    adding alcohol to egg mixture
  • Pour into a glass container and store in a cool dark place.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Serving: 700gCalories: 1942kcalCarbohydrates: 344gProtein: 18gFat: 22gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 274mgSugar: 345gVitamin A: 713IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 666mgIron: 1mg
Keyword custard, eggs, liqueur, liquor
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