Homemade Kahlua/Tia Maria

Deb Wilson


Use this as an after-dinner liquer or in White or Black Russians. As good as, if not better than store bought Tia Maria or Kahlua


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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  • 2 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2
    pint of vodka

How to Make Homemade Kahlua/Tia Maria


  1. Combine the sugar and water, stirring to dissolve. Add instant coffee and bring mixture to a boil. Boil steadily for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add vanilla, remove from heat and cool for 1 hour. Add the Vodka, stirring well to combine.
  3. Pour into a glass jar, cover tightly and refrigerate.

    It's best to leave this for a couple of days so the flavors blend. Shake well before first use.

    White Russian

    1 ounce vodka
    1/2 - 1 oz. Kahlua (depending how sweet you like it)

    Place a couple of ice cubes in a tall glass. Add vodka, then Kahlua then milk. Stir and serve.

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About Homemade Kahlua/Tia Maria

Course/Dish: Cocktails, Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Canadian

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