Homemade advocaat

You can make your own advocaat with 5 ingredients, and it takes very little time. A delicious, old-fashioned liqueur, delicious with cake or in a dessert.

20 minutes 4 people Drink recipes 118 calories p.p.
Homemade advocaat


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  • 100 grams egg yolks (about 6 eggs)
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • half vanilla pod or half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 100 ml brandy
Homemade advocaat ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • small saucepan and a bowl which fits it (bain-marie)
  • whisk
  • silicone spatula
  • sterile jar


20 minutes 4 people Drink recipes 118 calories p.p.

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Preparation – 5 minutes

Separate the eggs and save the egg whites for another dish, such as a pavlova. Put the egg yolks in a bowl with the sugar, vanilla, pinch of salt and 100 ml brandy.

Fill a small saucepan with a few centimetres of water and place the bowl on top. By cooking the egg yolks in a bain-marie, the steam from the water will slowly heat them up.

Homemade advocaat
Homemade advocaat

Finishing the advocaat – 15 minutes

Place the bain-marie over low heat and stir the egg yolk mixture with a whisk. The mixture does not need to be whisked, but keep stirring gently to avoid lumps.

You will notice that the egg yolks will get thicker and thicker. The advocaat is ready when it has thickened, but is not too thick because advocaat should be pourable.

Remove the bowl from the pan and let the advocaat cool before transferring it to a sterile jar. You can easily sterilise jars by boiling them in water for a few minutes.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired, enjoy!

Homemade advocaat: frequently asked questions

How long can I keep advocaat?

If you store the homemade advocaat in a sterile, tightly sealed jar or bottle, you can store it for months in a cool and dry place.

You can safely store it in the refrigerator for a few weeks after opening.

What alcohol is in advocaat?

When making advocaat, brandy or gin is usually used. Brandy is a collective name for different types of distilled wines, such as Cognac and Armagnac.
What is the difference between tokkelroom and advocaat?

Advocaat and tokkelroom are thick liqueurs, made with egg yolks, sugar and alcohol. The difference is in the alcohol percentage, which is lower with tokkelroom.

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