Kahlua Liqueur Homemade & EZ

Betty R Recipe

By Betty R BettyR

3 Quarts
15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top

I use to make this all the time back in the early 80's around the holidays to have on hand and give as gifts. 'Tastes like store bought'. Super EZ to make! Then just add half & half or milk, even 2% milk if you like over ice and it's good over ice cream too.
As a Smoothie add a cup of ice to cup of Kahlua and milk in blender, blend till smooth.
I've had this recipe scratched on a small piece of paper for so many years I don't remember where it came from.

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2 qt
water, divided
6 c
2 oz
tasters choice instant coffee (it makes a difference)
8 tsp
vanilla (pure) extract
1 qt
180-proof pure grain vodka

Directions Step-By-Step

Boil 1 quart water. Add sugar, bring back to boil and boil for 1 minute. Let cool.
Boil other quart of water, Add 'Tasters Choice' instant coffee. Let cool.
Let both mixtures come to room temp.
Mix together and add vanilla and VODKA.
Fill your bottles.
That's it! Pretty easy.

Makes 3 about Quarts

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Sandy Mika mikasldy
Jun 17, 2012
oh yum , a friend of mine makes home made baileys at Christmas time , I just bet she would love this. Would this work in baking?
Betty R BettyR
Jun 18, 2012
Hi Sandy, I really don't know I have never baked with it.
Sandy Mika mikasldy
Jun 18, 2012
oh well, guess I'll have to try , I make kahlua cheesecake at Christmas this probly would work :]
Sharie Heading sharieheading
Oct 4, 2012
Yes it works great in baking I do anniversary cakes with it all the time.
Betty R BettyR
Jan 22, 2013
I forgot to say it is better after pouring into bottles and let it sit a couple days.
roberta massey INOCOOKBUTILOOK
May 14, 2013
Betty, can't wait to try this!. I use to make this for gifts many years ago. One Question, what is grain alcohol? I'm not a drinker but I do love me some Kahlua!!!. I use to make this using VODKA.Is this the same? Thanks
Betty R BettyR
Oct 6, 2013
Hi Roberta, I'm soo sorry for just now getting back to you :(
I didn't realize I left that out.
It's suppose to say 180% PURE GRAIN VODKA.
Thank you again :)
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