I started getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas today by making one of Ma’am’s best, most asked for recipes – Homemade Kahlua. It is a simple thing to make but you need to make it early and let it sit at least one month before serving. It is even better if you wait longer, as in YEARS!
I am going for 6 months. But, since I doubled the recipe I may keep half of it longer. As it “ages” the water evaporates and it consequently thickens and becomes sweeter. For now it is in these ugly bottles to age, and I will put it in some pretty bottles for gift giving and serving in November.
If coffee isn’t your flavor of choice, we also have these delicious homemade liqueur recipes:
Make your own coffee liqueur with this easy copycat Kahlua recipe. #homemadeliqueur #homemadekahlua #copycatrecipe
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 oz instant coffee or espresso powder not crystals
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 bottle 750ml vodka
- 1 vanilla bean
- Mix sugar and coffee well. Add boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add vodka. Pour into bottles. Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Put half bean in each bottle and cork. Let stand in a dark place for 30 days or longer.
Until next time, happy eating