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
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
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.
I made a triple batch to fill bottles for everyone at work for Christmas. VERY good!! I would change the coffee when I do it again, difficult to find a good instant in my area. Sweeter than normal Kahlua, but very good! Everyone loved it!
Wow-I can't wait to try this-I just passed this on to a friend-Thanx for sharing!!!
I've tried several homemade Kahluas but I think this is my new favorite. It was just a little bit sweet for me the first time I made it, even though it's one of the less sugary versions on Zaar (I'm a salty & spicy gal, lol) so I decreased the sugar to 2-1/2 cups the second time and it was perfect. I admit I did use semi-cheapo instant coffee, but I'm close enough to the border that it was at least cheapo Mexican coffee instead of cheapo American coffee so perhaps the authenticity outweighed the overall cheapo factor? ;o) As made, it came to 1 c. more Kahlua than the 750ml bottle I was refilling; just enough extra to do a little splurge baking. Some day maybe I'll even manage to let it sit for the requisite two weeks (ahem). Thanks so much for an easy fix for my favorite liqueur, Riff!
Wow! This was great! I made six double batches and gave them to my friends for Xmas... I waited for their responses and they all loved it! Thank you! But now they say they want it every year!!!! More to come I guess!!
I love this.Will make it again.
Thank you, thank you!! Maybe it was the name "S.A. Kahlua" that drew me - grew up in San Antonio, TX - whatever it was, I'm so glad I chose to make this one! I've made 2 double batches, one with regular coffee & one with decaf. I strongly recommend this!
This is delicious! We like it especially with cream and ice or in hot chocolate, yum!