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Eierlikör – the German version of Eggnog

 I would say Eierlikör is the German version of Eggnog but more potent, thicker and creamy. | www.foxyfolksy.comOn my first Christmas here in Germany, three years ago, we went to visit Armin’s mom and relatives in Ulm.  As luck would have it, we arrived while Armin’s cousin, Renate, was preparing her Christmas potion- the Eierlikör. I would say it is the German version of Eggnog but more potent, thicker and creamy. And unlike the other recipes for Eggnog I read, the Germans usually do not find it necessary to temper their eggs, as long as they are fresh I think this will not be a problem. But for those who are skeptical then it can also be done.

I would say Eierlikör is the German version of Eggnog but more potent, thicker and creamy. | www.foxyfolksy.com

After trying Renate’s Eierlikör, it has been a tradition for us to make it every Christmas season too, some to give away to our friends and neighbors and some for us to enjoy. This recipe is really very simple and very straightforward. It is done in less than 30 minutes or even faster if done by two. Armin was a real trooper and helped me separate the egg yolks from the white. But I think it was because he was eager to try the hack we saw on a video where they use an empty bottle to suck the egg yolks, thus separating it from the white. It was more difficult than it looks, especially when the yolk breaks while being sucked. I think he broke three before he decided it is probably better if he does it the old-fashion way…feeling sorry at his disappointment (that the hack didn’t work so well),  I handed him our egg separator (that we had for some years now but he knew nothing about) and it was done faster.  

Eierlikör - the German version of Eggnog

I would say Eierlikör is the German version of Eggnog but more potent, thicker and creamy.

Course Drinks
Cuisine German
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 Liters
Calories 1172 kcal
Author Bebs

Ingredients

  • 10 egg yolks
  • 2 cans (12 fl oz) evaporated milk
  • 2 whole vanilla pod
  • 1 pound sugar
  • 1 bottle (23.6 fl oz) brandy

Instructions

  1. Combine the egg yolks and evaporated milk in a large bowl.
  2. Slice the vanilla pod into half and scrape the vanilla seeds out with the back of the blade of the knife, add the seeds to the mixture and stir (do not whisk) until well combined.
  3. Add the sugar and then keep on stirring until the sugar is dissolved. This might take a while.
  4. To get a smoother texture, use a sieve while transferring the mixture into another bowl.
  5. Lastly, add the brandy and stir a few times more.
  6. Transfer the Eierlikör or Eggnog in bottles and let it stay overnight in the fridge if you can wait.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 2 liters of Eierlikör or Eggnog.
The original recipe calls for Cognac (brandy) but rum can be used instead.

Nutrition Facts
Eierlikör - the German version of Eggnog
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1172 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 976mg 325%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Potassium 98mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 230g 77%
Sugars 226g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 26%
Calcium 11.6%
Iron 14.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I would say Eierlikör is the German version of Eggnog but more potent, thicker and creamy. | www.foxyfolksy.com

 

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
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