Homemade Kahlua

Submitted by: Suzanne McMinn on June 6, 2010

Kahlua is a simple coffee liqueur and it’s easy to make at home. Pour yourself a glass of homemade coffee liqueur tonight. It’ll be ready in an hour. I’ll tell you how!

Servings: numerous   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 15 minutes  


3 cups sugar
3 cups brewed coffee
3 cups vodka
3 teaspoons vanilla extract


In a medium-sized pot, simmer sugar and coffee until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 10-15 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool. Add vodka and vanilla extract; stir well. Using a funnel or a dipper with a pour spout, transfer mixture into clean containers. Refrigerate to store. And that’s it! You’re done!

Make a Quick White Russian: Two parts kahlua to one part milk, pour over chipped ice. You can put some whipped cream on top if you like. (I like!)

Make a Frozen Mudslide: Using about 2/3 cup kahlua, add a couple ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream and an extra dash of vodka. Now plop a scoop of vanilla ice cream into your glass and squeeze a dollop of chocolate syrup on top! (Could also put this combination in the blender.)

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