5-Ingredient Homemade Kahlua

"This is a recipe for homemade Kahlua which was given to my grandmother by a Canadian friend of hers, years ago."
photo by Debs Recipes photo by Debs Recipes
photo by Debs Recipes
Ready In:
3 26 oz. bottles




  • Bring water and sugar to a boil.
  • Add to coffee crystals just enough water to dissolve them.
  • Add coffee to water and sugar and boil for 5 minutes, being careful not to let it boil over.
  • Cool completely, then add vanilla and vodka.
  • Mix well.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
  1. champagnebubbles1955
    I got a crate of clear long neck bottles no caps. What can I use to seal it? Aren't you supposed to use a dark bottle or wrap with aluminum foil. I was told it has to be in the dark for at least 3 weeks so we wrapped the bottles with aluminum foil. I need help with the sealing of the bottles...I have 30 to seal. Any tip would be appreciated very much, thanks


  1. Debs Recipes
    Fantastic! I loved that this recipe is so simple and straightforward. It's very easy and yet it yields a superb product. I used genuine Mexican vanilla to make the Kahlua, and am especially pleased with the results!
  2. mianbao
    This is nice! And ridiculously easy. I had read that rum could be used in this instead of vodka, so I made mine with rum. Thank you very much for sharing this very useful recipe with us.


<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a242/IG77551/dolphin_clipart_2.gif" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a> Hi fellow Zaarians! I'm Islandgirl, also known as Iggy, by my Recipezaar Chat buddies. I've been a member of Recipezaar since I found the site on March 17, 2005. I came looking for some St. Patrick's Day recipes and I've been here ever since. I have 3 sons, a cat & a dog. I was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Texas. I'm happy to say, I just recently moved back to my hometown after living away for over 20 years. Some of my hobbies are taking photos of the local wildlife and scenery,beachcombing,studying the history of my island and my family genealogy, checking out the local art galleries and thrift shops and of course, cooking. <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://w12.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w12.photobucket.com/albums/a242/IG77551/island%20pictures/1175437116.pbw" height="180" width="600"></embed><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pic.photobucket.com/getyourown.gif" style="border-width: 0;" vspace="1"></a> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/projects/untitled_1.jpg" border="0" alt="Image hosting by Photobucket"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/untitled.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/200_artistrichardneuman-art-prints_.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a242/IG77551/cookswithcattitude.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes