Low Carb Kahlua Liqueur
- Ready In:
- Combine the water, splenda, vanilla and coffee in a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the splenda and coffee are dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and add the vodka.
- Cover and let cool.
- Store in an empty bottle with a screw top/resealable lid.
- Store in a cool dark place - best if stored about 30 days before drinking.
Questions & Replies
I made this yesterday while self-distancing during our local coronavirus outbreak and local shelter-in-place orders. I used a nice vodka, very strong brewed decaf coffee instead of instant, just under a cup of powdered eythritol sweetener and high quality bourbon vanilla extract. I tasted with heavy cream over ice and it was great. I can't wait for it to mature a bit. I actually had real Kahlua in the house and the flavors were almost identical. I'm calling it Keto Covid19 Quarantine Kahlua.
I substituted the water and instant coffee with strong decaf coffee (I always use whole coffee beans and use a coffee grinder) equaling the same amount of water posted, and I use the same amount or a little less Stevia instead of Splenda as it has no chemicals (and Splenda has a small amount), and follow the rest of the receipe. Make sure the heated coffee mix is cooled so the alcohol doesn't burn off, and we don't want that! Then I pour a shot or two of vodka over ice, followed by the Kahlua and heavy cream. I'm in absolute heaven and so are my friends!! I love this receipe!
I did not have instant coffee, so instead of that and water, I made some strong coffee and added the vodka, sweetener and vanilla to that. I did not have granulated splenda, so I used packets. Since I cut the recipe in half, I would've needed 12 packets, but 10 was enough for me. These small tweaks don't make much difference and this low carb Kahlua went great in my Mind Erasers. In a small cup of ice, layer 1/2 oz vodka, 1 oz Kahlua, and 1.5 oz of club soda. Use a straw cut in half (put both halves in the cup) and slurp it down quick. Yum! Thanks for the handy recipe!