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Kogel Mogel Recipe – Polish Eggnog Dessert

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When I was growing up in Poland, kogel mogel (KOH-ghel MOH-ghel) was a very popular dessert. Even though sweets were sometimes hard to find, most of us had eggs and sugar on hand, so making this simple treat was never a problem!

Where Did Kogel Mogel Come From?

Kogel mogel is a dessert that first became popular with Jewish people in Central Europe in the 1600s. Later, in the 1980s when countries like Poland were under Communist rule, it was hard to find candy and sweets. But people could still easily make kogel mogel because the only ingredients needed are eggs and sugar. So even though many foods were in short supply, this treat stayed popular.

This creamy and rich dessert is similar to a thickened eggnog and can be made with or without alcohol. Perfect for everyone to enjoy!

Tips For Cooking Kogel Mogel

  1. Use eggs that are fresh and at room temperature.
  2. Be careful when separating the egg whites from the yolks. Some people add egg whites to this dessert as well, however, traditionally, you need to use egg yolks only.
  3. If you want the dessert to be a bit thinner, you can add a little bit of milk or cream to the mixture.
  4. If you want, you can add a small amount of alcohol, like rum or brandy.

Kogel Mogel – Polish Eggnog Dessert Recipe

Step I

Wash 4 eggs, then place them into the boiling hot water for 2-3 minutes.

Step II

Divide egg yolks from egg whites.

Step III

Beat egg whites with 2 tbsps of sugar until they change color to whitish. Add 1 tsp of cocoa if you wish. Serve immediately after making.

FAQ About Kogel Mogel

Is It Safe to Eat Kogel Mogel Since It Contains Raw Eggs?

As long as you use fresh, properly stored eggs. But if you’re still worried you can use pasteurised eggs instead.

Can I Make Kogel Mogel Ahead of Time?

A: Yes, however, it’s best to serve it right after making.

What Can I Do With The Remaining Egg Whites?

Make meringue or kokosanki cookies.

Disclaimer: The recipe requires using raw eggs. Use it at your own risk.

Polish Eggnog Dessert – Kogel Mogel Recipe

Yield: 2 servings

Polish Eggnog Dessert - Kogel Mogel Recipe

Polish Eggnog Dessert - Kogel Mogel Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsps of sugar
  • 1 tsp of cocoa (optionally)


  1. Wash eggs, then place them into the boiling hot water for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Divide egg yolks from egg whites.
  3. Beat egg yolks with sugar until they change the color to whitish. Add cocoa if you wish.
  4. Serve immediately after making.


  1. If you don't know what to do with the remaining egg whites, check out my recipe for meringue cookies or kokosanki cookies. Alternatively, you may make an omelette for breakfast using just egg whites.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 369mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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