Homemade Kahlua is an easy coffee flavored liqueur that makes a wonderful gift for adult family and friends.
I started getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas today by making one of my mom'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.
I usually leave it in the original vodka bottles to age and then put in some pretty bottles for gift giving.
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 oz instant coffee or espresso powder (not crystals)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 bottle 750ml vodka
- 1 vanilla bean
- In a large pitcher (or bowl) mix sugar and coffee well. Add boiling water and stir until dissolved.
- Pour back into vodka bottle. Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Put in the bottle and close tightly.
- Let stand in a dark place for 30 days or longer. Pour into decorative bottles for gift giving or display
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Until next time, happy eating