Place it in dark glass bottles and store in dark closet , the longer the better
Jul 2, 2013
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
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
Good recipe, but I used vanilla flavored instant coffee and added 2 teaspoons of liquid glycerine to thicken. Very yummy!
Nov 15, 2008
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
How much food grade glycerin do you use?
Mar 13, 2007
magicdave Member 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
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