Advocaat is a kind of eggnog: a creamy liqueur based on alcohol, eggs and sugar. 

The recipe was created by Dutch settlers from Suriname, where it was made on the basis of avocado. 

Because this fruit was not available in the Netherlands, they would have replaced it with egg yolks to get the same smoothness. 

Advocaat is made in 2 forms: a firmer shape intended to be eaten with a spoon and a more liquid form suitable for cocktails, ice creams, pastries... 

This is my grandmother's recipe and it is the firmer form eaten with a spoon.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Belgium, Netherlands, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 liter
Calories 240 kcal


  • 1 liter alcohol at 94%
  • 1.5 kg granulated sugar
  • 12 packets vanilla sugar
  • 6 cans condensed milk Carnation 400 ml cans
  • 24 egg yolks
  • 4-5 empty bottles


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Pour into the bottles
  3. The first days: shake the bottle well and open every day (exposure to the air thickens the drink)

  4. From the 4th day, if you like the thickness, the bottles can be closed and the liqueur is ready for consumption