Homemade Kahlua

    14 days 20 min

    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.

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    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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    Claire, I have made this Kahlua recipe and then come back and noticed in your reviews that it is meant to ne 50g not 500g of coffee. So are you able to help me out and tell me how I can somehow save what I have made with 500g of coffee. As it is way too strong and I don't want to waste what I have already made. Thanks  -  12 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Altered ingredient amounts. Sorry the instant coffee should read 50gms Not 500grm  -  14 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Do you actually need 500 grams of instant coffee? Seems a lot of caffeine!  -  18 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)