71 Reviews

Dana, (*hic*) this is terrific, just as the recipe is written. It's the best homemade Kahlua that I've had. Next time I might try the (*hic*) 100-proof vodka instead of the 80-proof, just to see if it makes a big difference in taste. Now I have to go to the store to buy more milk for White Russians! Thanks for posting.

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Titanium Chef April 30, 2002

Dana Loved this Kahula,I had a dinner party Saturday Nite and everyone loved it. I mixed vanilla ice cream as a Kahula milk Shake. Would make it again :) Kym

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Kym in Ohio May 13, 2002

What a great find! This an easy, tasty, and cheaper alternative to the expensive stuff! Thanks Dana!

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Richard-NYC May 06, 2002

This was the easiest liqueur I ever made! It has a good coffee flavor, I used espresso instant coffee. Used also over ice cream, in the coffee and on its own to serve with the coffee. I will definitely make it at Christmas time for gifts. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Pets'R'us March 09, 2003

Dana, This delicious, fabulous, What a find, sure won't be buying the expensive stuff again. Great over vanilla ice cream. Thank you sooooo much Dana.

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Barb Gertz March 08, 2003

Dana :) GREAT STUFF ~ I also know that the older it gets the better it will be ! Thank ~ I had a girlfriend that used to make this but lst her recipe ~ so Now were all set & we are making enough to last the summer by the pool~We will make it like a MUD SLIDE :)~POKER~

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Poker March 08, 2003

I've had this recipe for more than 25 years and it was a friend of my Mothers who gave it to me and I've loved it ever since! For those of you having trouble with simmering it 3 hours- maybe your pan is too thin or not a good quality. I've never had trouble with that nor with any crystallizing upon cooling- could be the type of sugar you use- I've always used just ordinary table sugar and no problems. One thing I've changed and glad I did was that I use de-caffienated instant coffee-wonderful for those of us who don't want all that caffeine in the evening! Espresso powder and the vanilla vodka are 2 great substitutions but the vanilla vodka can give it too much of a vanilla flavor for some. Make your own vanilla vodka by putting vanilla beans in a plain bottle of vodka and let sit a week or more- saves even more money!

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bamabev April 12, 2011

This was my first attempt at anything like this, but I will definately be making this again. I was very busy the day I made this, so for the first step I used my coffee maker. I just put the sugar and instant coffee in the pot, poured the water in and turned on. When the brew cycle finished, I stirred, let it sit there and then finished with simmering for a while. SOOOOOO Easy. I also will be making this for gifts at Christmas. Thanks Dana.

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Jellyqueen March 10, 2003

So easy! And tastes wonderful. It has a permanent place in my files! Saw the other reviewer's suggestion about vanilla vodka..ooooooh white russian is now my drink of choice!

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windywood March 08, 2003

Fantastic recipe! I made a ton of this for Christmas gifts and was surprised at how excited everyone was to get it. I calculated what I spent and it is under $5 bottle (750 ml), not counting the bottle. We did, however, cut the sugar by 1/3 and it was perfect. After making several batches and doing online research we also discovered that you can use the cheapest vodka available, but use a better grade of instant coffee. We used Nescaf? Classico Suave and Popov and it was excellent! If you can plan ahead, save some dark wine bottles and corks. I will never buy another bottle of Kahlua!

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Dana's Homemade Kahlua