Kahlua, Homemade

Kahlua, Homemade Recipe

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Patti Petty


This is a great money saver and tastes great. I have been making it for years and never had a complaint! Don't forget to try it over ice cream.


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1 Quart
30 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 4 c
  • 4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    dry instant coffee (fresh jar)
  • 4 c
    vodka (bottom shelf is fine)
  • 1
    fresh vanilla bean
  • 2 Tbsp
    almond extract

How to Make Kahlua, Homemade


  1. Boil water and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Add coffee granules slowly, continually stirring.
  3. Add vodka. Slit vanilla bean with a knife and add to mixture.
  4. Cover tightly and shake or stir each day for about three weeks--it really is better if you wait, but...

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About Kahlua, Homemade

Course/Dish: Cocktails, Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Southern

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