{german eierlikör/eggnog}


Eierlikör, or "egg liqueur" in English, is a traditional German Christmas liqueur and very similar to eggnog.
My (favorite ;) ) aunt is a really big fan of this holiday goodness, so we decided to make some Eierlikör from scratch last week. It turned out really delicious and gave us a little buzz while giving it a taste (or two).



Since we didn't want anything go to waste, so we also made some cute snowflake meringues from the leftover egg whites.
We whipped the 2 egg whites until they got foamy and sprinkled in powdered sugar (100g/ 3/4 cup) a little at a time and kept beating the mixture until it became stiff and shiny. We then filled the mixture into a ziplock bag (we didn't have any pastry bags on hand..), cut off a small corner and piped the snowflakes onto a baking sheet (lined with baking paper).
Now on to the waiting game: Bake the meringues for 3 hours (or until dry enough) at 140°F and let cool before storing in an airtight container.


{german eierlikör/eggnog}


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  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep:

  Eierlikör, or "egg liqueur" in English, is a traditional German Christmas liqueur and very similar to eggnog. My (favorite …


  • 2 large fresh eggs
  • 2 fresh egg yolks
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup alcohol


  1. Beat the eggs and egg yolks until creamy.
  2. Sift the powdered sugar and add to the eggs, little by little.
  3. Add the alcohol and mix well.
  4. Whip the cream into semi-solid consistency and mix with the egg-sugar-alcohol mixture.
  5. Fill in a bottle and keep cold until ready to serve.

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  1. Fluffy goodness all around! Yum in my tum! I’m not a big fan of Eggnog but this looks amazing! I bet this homemade version is silky and sweet. As always, you amaze me…

  2. This looks fab and I love that you whipped up the meringues with the leftover egg whites! I think Everclear is hard to come by. I would have to use rum. :)

  3. You never cease to amazing me, Vanessa. This sounds scrumptious!

  4. It all looks so… yummy! Will have to try this out during the weekend, thanks for sharing!

  5. OH BABY!! Its time to Party!Das ist gut:))Im a new Newbie follower come chat sometime,Deidre~

  6. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Yum! You know how to celebrate and make it look so good!

  7. The snowflakes are a really good idea. So pretty. I usually make macaroons out of left over egg whites this time of year. Eggnog is really good if you freeze it and have it as ice cream. I tried that last year and was really pleased with the result. Froehliche Weihnachten! x

  8. That sounds dangerous, I bet it would put me in the holiday spirit LOL. I am a cheap date, and I would love to try this.

  9. I love those little jars and the straws! Your photography is beautiful. We don’t drink alcohol but we could definitely use that same presentation for something else.

  10. Hi Vanessa,
    I’m your newest follower, I found you on Bacon Time’s Anything Goes Linky. Your post caught my eye because I had posted a homemade Hot Buttered Rum mix recipe and I thought your Eggnog recipe looked delicious.

  11. featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

  12. Sounds yummy – and what a great idea to make the snowflake shapes from meringue!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  13. Looks SO tasty!!! Gotta try this virgin-style ;) Your pics are very pretty, too!
    Thanks for linking up… we featured you this weekend! Yay!

    Happy New Year!


  14. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

  15. That sounds great! I love eggnog. I’d love for you to join my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday! (The link runs through Friday.) :)

  16. I am an eggnog lover and this recipe sounds fantastic! Also love the presentation in the jars and the packaged nog in the bottle. What a great gift idea. Thanks so much for sharing!


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