Dutch eggnog Advocaat with cream and chocolate
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Traditional Advocaat Recipe

The traditional Dutch advocaat is thicker than the usual eggnog. You can enjoy it as a tipple or as a dessert on its own. 


  • 1 cup water
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 cup brandy
  • 3-4 drops vanilla flavoring


  • Fill a medium-sized saucepan with 1 inch of water, bring to a simmer, and then reduce to low heat.
  • In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolks, salt, sugar, and cinnamon until the yolks are ribboned and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Whisk in the brandy.
  • Place the bowl over the simmering water and continue to whisk until the mixture can coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla flavoring.
  • Refrigerate for at least six hours before serving. The mixture can be kept refrigerated for up to 30 days.
    Eggnog topped with whipped cream and stick of cinnamon


This sweet and thick eggnog is often used as a filling in cakes, pastries, and other desserts.