Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Posted for all my SA friends. You have all been victims of me on this kahlua with my morning coffee!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer the water, sugar and coffee for at least 2 hours.
  2. Stir occasionaly. It will be a runny syrup.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Add 2 cups vodka.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. It is good now but will be better in about 2 weeks.
Most Helpful

This is truly the best Kahlua recipe I have ever used. I always doubled the recipe and then refill the bottles that the vodka was in. I get three and 1/2 bottles when I refill the bottles. The best coffee that I ever used was Nescafe dark Columbian. When I can't find that I have used Kroger's 100% Columbian. I gave the Kahlua as Christmas presents and am still making it as gifts. I save pretty bottles throughout the year and clean the labels off. I made labels of my own and then tied pretty ribbons around the lid. All my friends and relatives are very impressed that I can make Kahlua. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Ma'am

auntmitzi July 09, 2006

One word.. "Superb" I let the syrup mix reduce to half its size and let it cool, got a wee bit nervous when it was a alightly thick syrup, however had fingers crossed that the vodka would sort that, I had to whisk in the vodka and vanilla for about 5-10 mins, then poured it into a wine bottle. Absolutley delish it was such a shame that there was a little bit left over that wouldnt fit in the bottle. Riff Raff, Well done and thanks for sharing

Fresh Chef December 17, 2008

Riff Raff I want you to know that I loved this recipe! I followed the ingredient proportions exactly, except maybe I used a little less sugar and a little more vodka. I let the syrupy mixture simmer for at least 3-3.5 hours. I let it cool overnight on the stove and then added the vanilla and vodka in the morning. After work this day I couldn't wait to get home and try it. I used a cocktail size glass, filled it with ice, poured kahlua half-way, and topped it with half and half milk. Decadent!! I will be on the look-out for pretty glass bottles to fill and give for Christmas gifts! Thanks.

A Deyerle November 24, 2008