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tia maria (homemade)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Patti Petty
Norfolk, VA

I was fortunate enough to have gotten this recipe years ago. I have served it to all my guests and given bottles for gifts. Rave reviews are 100%. I also included my Kahlua recipe. Both of these are real money savers, which many of us need about now...

(1 rating)
yield 1 quart
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tia maria (homemade)

  • 4 c
  • 4 c
    white sugar
  • 3/4 c
    instant coffee (fresh jar)
  • 1
    vanilla bean
  • 4 c
    rum (bottom shelf is fine)

How To Make tia maria (homemade)

  • 1
    Bring water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • 2
    Add coffee granules slowly, continually stirring. Add rum. Slit vanilla bean down the center with a knife and add to the mixture.
  • 3
    Cover tightly and shake or stir each day for approximately three weeks. It does taste beter by waiting, but up to you...

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