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German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör) for #SundaySupper

Homemade German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör) | Magnolia Days

Cannonball! That is what I imagined my dish cloth said right before it landed in the bowl with the mixer going full speed. It would have been a completely different thing had the bowl been filled with cookie dough. What was in the bowl was a thick sweet liquid. It was an explosion of sorts. It sprayed out all over my kitchen and me too. There I stood looking at the sticky mess. All I could do was clean it up, go to the store for more ingredients, and get on with making the next batch of homemade German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör).

It was a crazy accident. I was trying to be all neat and tidy by wiping up some splatters while the mixer was running. How I managed to drop the dish cloth is beyond me. It sure was a major mess. The thing is I would have wound up making another batch anyway. Why? Because of the sugar. In my first batch I used powdered sugar because that is what my mom translated Puderzucker as being. The problem is powdered sugar has cornstarch. I could detect the cornstarch flavor early on in the first batch but wondered if it would be masked later after the rum was added. I had a hunch it would not. So the second batch I switched to superfine sugar and it was the right one to use.

Homemade German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör) | Magnolia Days

How does German Egg Liqueur taste? Think about super concentrated eggnog without nutmeg. Eierlikör is very thick with a consistency similar to sweetened condensed milk. It is typically served in cordial or old style flat-like champagne glasses so you could lick the last of it out of the glass if you were so inclined. Of course, glass licking is up to you. It may not be great etiquette but it sure is fun.

Attention bakers! Egg liqueur is widely used in Germany as either an ingredient in cakes or drizzled on top. It would make a wonderful gift to someone who enjoys baking. It’s also a great gift for anyone who likes eggnog or rich and creamy beverages. When giving as a gift, be sure to label it to keep refrigerated. I also recommend using yolks from pasteurized eggs.

Homemade German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör) | Magnolia Days

Homemade gifts from the kitchen are such treasures. They are made with love and given from the heart. My fellow Sunday Supper contributors have been busy making their own gifts too. Scroll down to see the list and the recipes are a click away. Also look at my Homemade Crunchy Granola for another gift idea.

Are you making gift baskets? If so, how about including a book in the basket? Here are two by Sunday Supper contributors. All you have to do is click on the link that will take you to Amazon where you can order them (affiliate links):

Have the happiest of holidays! May the season bring you much love and precious memories. Laugh through any crazy mishaps and cherish even the smallest of happy moments. Cheers!

Homemade German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör) | Magnolia Days
3.8 from 15 votes

German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör)

Homemade German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör) is a rich, sweet, and decadent beverage. It can also be used in baking or drizzling on cakes.
Course Beverage
Cuisine German
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 cups
Author Renee


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 10 egg yolks from pasturized eggs recommended
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup light rum


  1. Cut vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Discard outer bean.
  2. Place egg yolks, vanilla seeds, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk beater. Beat on high speed for 10 minutes.
  3. Slowly add cream and condensed milk and beat for 7 minutes.
  4. Slowly add rum and beat for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour egg liqueur in decorative bottles or containers. Seal and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Homemade German Egg Liqueur (Eierlikör) is a rich, sweet, and decadent beverage. It can also be used in baking or drizzling on cakes.

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

Just curious about the raw eggs being ok to eat? Thinking of salmonella. the drink sounds delicious.

Katie Moseman

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

It's a very small chance if you use regular eggs, but if you want to be on the safe side you can use pasteurized eggs.

Julie @ Texan New Yorker

Monday 8th of December 2014

First off, thank you so much for hosting this week! Secondly, this looks positively divine. I'm a definite eggnog lover, so this would be so up my alley. And lastly, my parents (who are American) used to live in Germany for a few years, long time ago before they had kids, and somehow I was never told of this beautiful concoction!! Hmmm....

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Thursday 4th of December 2014

This sounds very similar to a drink we had in Poland called Advocaat. It was an eggnog-like drink that we sipped from cordial glasses after dinner. Super tasty!

Anita at Hungry Couple

Thursday 4th of December 2014

Despite your kamikaze dish towel, this looks fabulous. I'd be delighted with it as a holiday gift!

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

This would be great to drizzle on just about everything!!