Kahlua Recipe

Yep, it’s exactly that.  Kahlua.   Like the liquor, and like, I make it myself.    I am mixing up a batch on this beautiful fall day and thought I’d share my recipe with you!  It makes your house smell fabulous!

Items Needed:

  • 4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 5 tsp. vanilla extract*
  • 1/2 cup instant coffee*
  • 4 cups 80 proof Vodka

*For the Vanilla Extract and Instant Coffee it is important to use good quality products on these!  They are the brilliant flavor!

Start off by mixing the sugar and water in a large stock pot.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Add vanilla and instant coffee.  Reduce heat and simmer on low to medium heat for 2 hours.  Cool to room temperature and then add the vodka.  Mix well.  It is very, very, VERY important to let your coffee mixture cool completely before adding the vodka otherwise your alcohol will burn off!

I have an actual Kahlua bottle that I refill and keep out in our liquor cabinet and I store the rest back in the vodka bottle or other sealable bottle.  Old washed out half-gallon milk jugs are good for this also.  You can store the extra in a pantry and keep refilling the pretty bottles you have 🙂

You will be seeing some of my favorite drink recipes using this Kahlua soon!  For some reason fall and winter makes me want coffee/Kahlua type drinks!  Have a fabulous weekend!!!


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