Homemade Kahlua

Homemade Kahlua


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About this recipe: This version of Kahlua is just as good, if not better than the real thing. The trick is to let the vanilla bean soak in the alcoholic liquid for 2 weeks.


Makes: 2 litres

  • 1 litre water
  • 800g caster sugar
  • 500g good quality instant coffee
  • 750ml vodka
  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthways

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:14days soaking  ›  Ready in:14days20min 

  1. Bring the water and sugar to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Make sure the sugar has dissolved. Let cool for a few minutes.
  2. Add the coffee and slowly bring back to the boil. then add the coffee. Stir in the vodka and add vanilla bean.
  3. Pour everything into a 2 litre bottle (or flagon). Screw on the lid tightly and tip daily for 2 weeks.
  4. After 2 weeks, strain through muslin to remove the vanilla bean. Pour into bottles and store until needed.

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