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Creamy Egg Yolk Coffee Recipe

Egg yolk coffee is a delicious brew packed with healthy fats, protein, and a decadent creamy flavor reminiscent of a rich custard latte.

Grab your French press and put the kettle on, because this egg yolk coffee is going to have you hugging your steaming mug every morning.

Busy moms like me often feel exhausted and overwhelmed in the mornings. As soon as the kids wake up it’s all hands on deck to get them dressed, breakfast on the table, and everyone ready for the day ahead. Typically I don’t feel like scarfing down a full meal in the early morning.

Instead, a quiet few moments with a nutritious and delicious cup of creamy coffee is exactly what I need for a peaceful and enjoyable start to the day.

two egg yolks in a small bowl

Creamy, sweet, and packed with vitamins and healthy fats this coffee recipe is just what you need to elevate your morning routine.

Most people get a skeptical look on their faces when I mention putting egg yolks in my coffee. They wonder if my morning brew tastes more like an omelet than a cup of coffee, but let me assure you this recipe delivers all the nutrition you want out of the egg, without any of its eggy flavor.

Instead, the cream, sugar, and egg yoke mixture combine to form a custard-like consistency. It’s smooth and silky once the freshly brewed coffee is poured over and swirled in.

a immersion blender with egg yolk coffee ingredients

Key Ingredients

  • Egg yolks – This nutrient-rich powerhouse ingredient makes this coffee delicious and nourishing.
  • Cream – I like to use heavy cream for a rich and smooth consistency.
  • Maple Syrup – Our preferred sweetener of choice. Feel free to use sugar or honey instead.
  • Coffee – Use freshly ground coffee and a French press pour-over for the ultimate flavor.
frothy egg yok coffee custard mixture

How to make egg yolk coffee

  1. Separate 2 egg yolks from the egg whites and pour the yolks into a wide-mouth mason jar.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of heavy cream and 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup.
  3. Use an immersion blender to whip the ingredients together for about 1 minute.
  4. Pour coffee over the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Serve in your favorite coffee mug. Leave any extra in the mason jar, cover it with a lid, and store it in the fridge for an iced coffee in the afternoon.
egg yolk coffee egg mixture in a mason jar

Benefits of egg yolk coffee

In addition to being a delicious way to enjoy your morning coffee, this recipe is also a great way to boost your protein, vitamin, and healthy fat intake.

A common problem among mothers like myself is that we often substitute a cup of coffee for a nutritious breakfast. We get everyone else fed but we forget our need for substantial nourishment. Our beloved black coffee somehow finds its way to the top of the morning priority list, but a full-fledged meal does not.

Our bodies need energy-producing nourishment, and instant coffee just doesn’t cut it. That’s what makes a cup of egg yolk coffee so beneficial. Egg yolks may be small, but they are loaded with so many nutrients.

Egg yolks are rich in vitamins A, D, E, K, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, and B12. Eating two eggs per day can cover up to 30% of our daily vitamin requirements, so with this one cup of egg yolk coffee, you’ll be well on your way to satisfying your nutrient needs.

Raw egg yolk also contains all essential trace elements. It is rich in calcium and contains many minerals including copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc. Basically, eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

Raw Egg Warning

Consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs poses a risk of foodborne illness.

a french press with coffee in it

Variations and substitutes

Swap out these ingredients, or spice it up with optional variations.

  • To the egg cream mixture, add a few drops of vanilla extract.
  • Make it a cold brew coffee by steeping your coffee grounds in cold water in the refrigerator overnight, then add all the ingredients to a blender in the morning.
  • Substitute a teaspoon of sugar or your preferred sweetener of choice for the maple syrup.
  • Add a shot of espresso to make an extra-strong coffee.
  • Use condensed milk instead of cream.
  • For a non-caffeinated alternative, try substituting Rooibos tea in place of the coffee.
egg yolks in a small bowl with a pottery coffee mug and a vintage coffee carafe full of whole coffee beans

Tips for the best egg yolk coffee

  • Use whole coffee beans and grind them for the freshest and boldest flavor.
  • I love to use a French press for my morning java. It seriously elevates the flavor so much. Once converted, you’ll never go back to a regular coffee maker.
  • I like to use a mason jar with a handheld immersion blender to mix up the egg, cream, and sweetener. You could also mix everything up in a blender, or a small bowl with a handheld electric mixer.

FAQ

Q. What are the benefits of egg coffee?

Adding egg to your coffee is an excellent way to increase the amount of nutrients you consume in a day.

Q. Should I put a raw egg in my coffee?

Consuming any raw foods such as eggs or milk poses a small risk of foodborne illness. When adding raw eggs to coffee or smoothies, stick with farm-fresh eggs that were laid in a clean nesting box.

Q. Does egg coffee taste good?

Egg yolk coffee is a delicious treat that tastes like a regular cup of coffee with a creamy-rich texture, and no egg flavor.

Q. What does adding egg to coffee do?

The egg is whipped with cream and sweetener, giving it a custard-like flavor and thickening the coffee into a velvety smooth consistency.

Q. What does egg yolk coffee taste like?

Egg yolk coffee tastes like a robust cup of coffee with the egg mixture adding a rich, silky creaminess. You can enhance the bold coffee notes by doing a French press pour-over.

The history of egg coffee

We didn’t reinvent the wheel completely with this recipe. Surprisingly, many cultures worldwide have a long history of incorporating eggs into their coffee drinks. The Swedes make a Swedish egg coffee traditionally known as “church basement coffee”. It is a big batch-style coffee recipe that incorporates the whole cracked egg, and sometimes even the shell in the brewing process.

Vietnamese people have a delicious beverage called “cà phê trứng“. This Vietnamese egg coffee recipe is similar to our egg yolk coffee in that it uses only egg yolk, but it calls for special Vietnamese coffee grounds. A unique coffee shop in Hanoi, called café Giang, is the birthplace of this signature drink, which they still serve today.

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Creamy Egg Yolk Coffee

egg yolk coffee in a pottery coffee mug with whole coffee beans

Egg yolk coffee is a delicious brew packed with healthy fats, protein, and a decadent creamy flavor reminiscent of a rich custard latte.

Ingredients

  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 1/2 Cups freshly brewed coffee

Instructions

  1. Separate 2 egg yolks from the egg whites and pour the yolks into a wide-mouth mason jar.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of heavy cream and 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup.
  3. Use an immersion blender to whip the ingredients together for about 1 minute.
  4. Pour coffee over the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Serve in your favorite coffee mug. Leave any extra in the mason jar covered with a lid and store in the fridge for an iced coffee in the afternoon.

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