Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Homemade Kahlua

Need a last minute gift for the holidays? Try making some homemade Kahlua. All you need are five ingredients and a decorative bottle for a great hostess gift.
Need a last minute gift for the holidays? Try making some homemade Kahlua. All you need are five ingredients and a decorative bottle for a great hostess gift.
 My Aunt Kay gave me this recipe for Homemade Kahlua many years ago and it’s so simple to make. Whether you drink it alone over ice, mix it in your favorite beverage like a White Russian or cook with it, like I do with these crock pot recipe, Kahlua is a popular favorite coffee liquor.

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Homemade Kahlua
Homemade Kahlua
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Beverages
Servings: 16 oz
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 c. Water
  • 1 c. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Instant Coffee
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 c. Good Quality Vodka (like Kettle One or Grey Goose)
Instructions
  1. Add the water, sugar and coffee to a medium saucepan. Whisk all ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved and let simmer for 30 minutes. 

  2. Allow mixture to cool; then add the vanilla and the vodka. Mix well. Pour into a corked bottle. 

Recipe Notes

Allow for an additional hour to cool completely.

Try making these other varieties of homemade beverages too!

Homemade Limoncello
Learn how to make Irish Cream at home. It's delicious, easy to make and makes a great gift.
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5 Comments

  1. Carrie - ASassyRedhead.com
    December 22, 2011 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Oh, wow. This seems easy enough for even me to do. I seriously think I might try this.

    As a matter of fact, I think I’ve got everything on hand except the vanilla.

    YAY!

  2. Julie
    December 22, 2011 at 6:18 am - Reply

    My kahlua supply is running low so I’m definitely doing this!

  3. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    December 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by Carrie and Julie xo

  4. Joan@chocolateandmore
    December 28, 2011 at 3:45 am - Reply

    Carrie, how did I miss this? I don’t drink much at all but the one thing I do drink is Kahlua, can’t wait to try this!

  5. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    December 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    You’ll love it and it’s so easy!

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