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 did with this crock pot recipe, Kahlua is a popular favorite coffee liquor.
How do you make Kahlua?
To make this recipe, you'll need water, granulated sugar, instant coffee granules, vanilla extract, and a good quality vodka. I like to use Kettle One or Grey Goose.
Start by adding the water, sugar and coffee to a medium saucepan. Whisk all of the ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved; then let simmer for 30 minutes.
Allow the mixture to cool; then add the vanilla extract and vodka. Mix well; then pour into a decorative corked bottle.
How long will Homemade Kahlua last?
You can store Kahlua at room temperature; however, it's best served chilled. It will last 3-4 years as long as it's kept in a sealed container.
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- Add the sugar and coffee to a medium saucepan. Whisk all ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved and let simmer for 30 minutes.
- Allow mixture to cool; then add the vanilla and the vodka. Mix well. Pour into a corked bottle. It will last 2-3 months in or out of the refrigerator.