Making Kahlua

Remember when we had Kahlua week and made all sorts of goodies featuring lots of tasty Kahlua? Well, my SIL Barb gave me her recipe to make Kahlua at home. Thank you Barb!

Here is what you do.

Measure out 3 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar. Heat to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves.



Take off the heat
and add 1 cup instant coffee. I used Cafe Bustelo and Nescafe. A mix of 3/4 cup Bustelo and a 1/4 cup of the Nescafe.



Whisk the coffee into the sugary water until it dissolves......



This will take a few minutes to be sure all the granules dissolve.......



Now you wait until the mixture cools completely. Have a few clean bottles handy to pour your newly made Kahlua in for ...ummm.....aging.
We happened to have empty Maker's Mark and Bushmill bottles.

OK, is it cooled off? Add 3 cups vodka (cheap vodka)........



Mix. Add one vanilla bean for each bottle.........



Pour into bottles........



Now wait 2 weeks while it slushes together and ages into a drinkable smooth coffee liquor. I am told you can add vanilla extract if you want to drink it right away but we are going to wait.

So....in 2 weeks we'll have a sample batch. If we need to adjust anything then we'll just have to make another batch and experiment.

In the meantime, if you'd like to revisit two kahlua-laced treats check out my cousin Gail's Riverside Special and Girlichef's chocolate banana loaf.

Cheers!

14 comments:

Cathy said...

What a cool gift idea! I'll have to try this in the new year.

girlichef said...

GENIUS!! This is soooo incredibly cool...another MUST TRY! Thanks so much for sharing this with us :D And yum...I definitely want to revisit Kahlua week :D

Janel said...

Oh my, you are a dangerous woman for posting this recipe (at least in my book)! I've seen many recipes for Bailey's, but this is the first time I've seen homemade Kahlua.

A Year on the Grill said...

well, who knew!!!

Fresh Local and Best said...

WOW! I had no idea that you could make Kahlua at home! This is brilliant!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of the homemade kahlua! How awesome!

Le laquet said...

Oh wow!! I've made Limoncello and Sloe Gin but never my own kahlua ... I shall so have to try this.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Making your own Kahlua is so fun and a really great "Gift From The Kitchen" also.

Cheers,
CCR
=8~)

Pierce said...

Hi everyone! Feels like days since I've been online. The holidays really have you stretched in so many directions.

It was FUN - you gotta try it! I did not know you could make Baileys - thanks Janel!

Thank you all for your comments and I hope to be off to visit your blogs soon :-)

lululu said...

now, everything you can hv homemade version. and it's the best version!

Wandering Coyote said...

Oooooooh, this looks totally amazing! I might have to give this a try one of these days.

I have a recipe for homemade Bailey's actually that I've never made before....

The Food Addicts said...

wow, how very interesting.. never thought about making kahlua before! this would be great as a holiday gift... home-made goodies and presents are the best, dontchathink?!

Drick said...

I'll be over in two weeks.....

~~louise~~ said...

I'm right behind Drick...I haven't made Kahlua in ages. I think my recipe may be slightly different. Now I have to check. Thanks for the reminder, Tina!!! Cheers!!!

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