Homemade Kahlua

glass of Kahlua and coffee beans

This Homemade Kahlua recipe may not be the same as the one Pedro Domecq produced in 1936, but it’s pretty darn good.

Kahlua means “House of the Acolhua people” in a language long ago, however, against my lips it means “This stuff is good!”

There are so many delicious ways to use this recipe.

Try it in a glass with ice and a touch of cream.

Find the Instant Pot Kahla recipe here.

Mix it with coffee or cocoa.

Use it as a topping for ice cream, cakes, cheesecakes, and more.

Use it in recipes such as pork roast, bbq sauce, slow cooker kalua pork, 

We made a huge batch.

jars of kahlua


Then I created labels and we gifted them as Christmas presents for my family’s “Homemade Christmas” gift.

It was a big hit!

In fact, it’s the gift they request each year.

christmas jars


It’s also an ingredient in some pretty spectacular tasting drinks:

  • B-52
  • Baby Guinness
  • Black Russian
  • Mudslide
  • White Russian
  • Espresso Martini
  • Caribbean Mudslide
  • Kodiak

No matter how you consume it, this recipe is easy and delicious!

white russian


Homemade Kahlua Ingredients

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • ⅔ cup instant coffee
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 3 Tablespoons vanilla

pouring kahlua

How to Make Kahlua:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
  2. Over medium-high heat bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow Kahlua to cool.
  5. Bottle in containers and drink or gift!

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This recipe contains alcohol. Today’s Best Recipe nor its authors are not responsible for the outcome of this recipe nor the actions that take place after.

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