Homemade Kahlua Liqueur
recipe at a glance
5 stars - 7 reviews
ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes: 10recipe id: 17086cook method: stovetop
4 cups sugar
4 cups water
1/2 cup instant coffee (not freeze dried)
1 quart vodka
1 vanilla bean, sliced diagonally several times
Boil sugar in water for 10 minutes. Add instant coffee. Remove from heat. Add vodka and vanilla bean.
Pour into bottles, let stand three weeks, turning bottles daily.
525 calories, 0 grams fat, 82 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving
. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
ratings & reviews
|Jul 2, 2013 ShellyBelly
To get the real kahlua consistency you need to make sure the sugar gets good and syrupy so it's thicker. The flavor is excellent (use a good instant coffee helps too).
Dec 11, 2010 bigislandgirl
another way to thicken the kahlua without glycerin is to reduce (simmer down) the water/sugar to approx. 80% of original. I also add a cinnamon stick while i do this
Jan 8, 2009 Rambeau
Good recipe, but I used vanilla flavored instant coffee and added 2 teaspoons of liquid glycerine to thicken. Very yummy!
Nov 15, 2008 Becky
I made lots of this Kahlua last year for gifts and it was a big hit.
I use 100 proof vodka, the cheapest I can find. Cut vanilla beans in 1/2 or 1/4 and put into your vodka to help pull the oils out of the bean. I leave part of a vanilla bean into each bottle and leave to age with the Kahlua.
I recommend not making a batch less than serving for 10, the sugar-coffee doesn't mix as well.
Jul 31, 2008 ldybkr
How much food grade glycerin do you use?
Mar 13, 2007 magicdaveMember since: March 13, 2007
Those of you that wish your Kahlua to have a thick body should try purchasing a bottle of food grade glycerin. You can find it easily from any home brewing company online.
Sep 17, 2006 smileybug
I thought this was a wonderful recipe. It was my first attempt at making kahlua, and it was pretty easy. Very tasty but doesn't thicken unless you put in to the freezer. Thanks