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Recipe by
Gail Charbonneau
The Villages, FL

My husband and I have been making this for years. We buy pretty bottles and fill them for gifts at Christmas. They also make a nice Hostess Gift.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For kahlua

  • 5 c
  • 4 c
  • 3 lb
    sugar (6 1/4 cups)
  • 1 oz
    vanilla (2 tablespoons)
  • 12 Tbsp
    freeze dried coffee (3/4 cup)
  • 26 oz

How To Make kahlua

  • 1
    Boil 5 cups of water and the sugar in one pot for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Boil 4 cups of water and the coffee in another pot for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Mix the coffee and sugar waters together in a large container and allow to cool. When cooled add the vanilla and vodka.
  • 4
    Use for coffee and Kahlua, as a topping on ice cream or in any drink or dessert recipe that calls for Kahlua.