Wednesday, December 8, 2010

As promised, here is my Kahlua recipe. Easy, inexpensive, and very good. Also not recommended or suitable for children. Try a little Kahlua and cream over ice. Or my favorite way to use it is as a topping for chocolate ice cream. It's also good in coffee or hot chocolate.

Homemade Kahlua
2 cup water
1 ¼ cup sugar
1 ½ T instant coffee (I use instant espresso powder)
1 ½ T vanilla extract
1 tsp caramel syrup coffee flavoring
1 tsp rum extract (or real rum)
2 cup vodka
· Heat first three ingredients over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved
· Stir vodka and flavorings
· Cover until cooled to room temperature (very important to cover to keep the alcohol from evaropating.)
· Store in dark colored, screw-top 750 ml bottle
· Cure for 30 days(If you can stand it)


sue laybourn said...

between this recipe and the Irish Cream recipe, I need never leave the house. :D

Marisa Birns said...

I checked and I have ALL the ingredients! So I'm getting to it, though bummer that I have to wait a month to enjoy. But, still...yum.

Sylvia said...

I've made something similar but if you can stand to wait the 30 days you can use real coffee beans. Leave them in the vodka and it will draw out the flavour. Then remove the beans and add the other ingredients.

I never thought to add a splash of rum, that's a great idea.