How to Make Instant Pot Kahlua

Today’s Best Recipe is How to make Kahlua in the Instant Pot.

This Instant Pot 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.

Mix it with coffee or cocoa.

It’s especially good in iced coffee.

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

We made a huge batch.

Then I created labels and we gifted them as Christmas presents for my family’s “Homemade Christmas” gift. It was a big hit!

This Kahlua will still improve as it rests in the bottle. 

Remember to give it a little shake before pouring it into your glass.

Please drink responsibly.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, use our homemade Kahlua recipe.

You may also want to check out my Pinterest Instant Pot board for more great recipes like this pressure cooker recipe for Kahlua!

pouring kahlua into glass

 

Raise a Glass to these Kahlua Fun Facts:

Kahlua was exported to the United States in 1940.

If you want a reason to celebrate, February 27th is National Kahlua Day.

Globally, the most popular Kahlua is the Black Russian.

Legend has it that the Black Russian was invented in 1948 by Brussels’ Hotel Metropoles bartender Gustave Tops, in honor of the US Ambassador of Luxembourg, Perle Mestas.

Two million cases a year, in 150 countries around the world, of Kahlua are consumed.

In the 60s Kahlúa was well-known and gained press attention due to it being led by an entirely female team known as the Kahlua Ladies.

The White Russian is the drink The Dude drank in the movie, The Big Lebowski.

The B52 soared to popularity in the 1970s when a Canadian bartender at the Banff Springs Hotel created the drink.

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

Kahlua shines as the star in these cocktail recipes. 

  • B-52-made with three liqueurs
  • Baby Guinness
  • Black Russian-most basic Kahlúa and vodka cocktail, and it’s super easy to make.
  • White Russians-Basic Black Russian with the addition of heavy cream. Don’t skimp here, use heavy cream because the fat content keeps the vodka from curdling the dairy.
  • Mudslide– dessert in a glass! A combination of vodka, Kahlua, and Baileys
  • Mind Eraser-combination of Kahlúa, vodka, and club soda
  • Espresso Martini
  • Caribbean Mudslide
  • Kodiak
  • Kahlua and Coke-dark coffee notes of the Kahlúa with the cola’s complex flavors
  • Colorado Bulldog-Kahlua, vodka, heavy cream, and Coca-Cola
  • Dark, Sweet, and Stormy-Bermuda’s national cocktail
  • Time Bomb
  • The Revolver-Whisky and Kahlua
  • Duck Fart-I don’t ask why, but Alaska claims it as their shot

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

coffee liqueur drink

 

Kahlua and Pork

It’s a thing.

It’s delicious.

Google it!

Ingredients Checklist:

4 cups granulated sugar

4 cups water

⅔ cup instant coffee granules (powder)

2 cups vodka

3 Tablespoons vanilla

Instant pot Kahlua

 

How to Make Instant Pot Kahlua 

  1. Add the water, sugar, and instant coffee* to your Instant Pot. 
  2. Press Manual on HIGH Pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. When the timer beeps, do a Quick Release of the pressure.
  4. Add the vanilla extract to the coffee mixture and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Add the vodka
  6. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely to room temperature before adding the lid.
  7. Close the lid tightly.

jars of homemade instant pot kahlua

 

For the Best Instant Pot Kahlua:

• Substitute Chocolate Vodka, or flavored vodka for a new twist

• Use vodka for Moonshine, Dark Rum, Rum, Brandy or Everclear

• Replace instant coffee with 4 cups of STRONG coffee

• Add vanilla bean paste for extra flavor

• Always use the best quality ingredients you can for the best results

• Double or Triple this recipe, just don’t go above the “max” line on the stainless steel insert

• Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Gift It!

You can add this homemade coffee liqueur to a mason jar, make labels and gift this homemade Instant Pot Kahlua or tie twine or ribbon around the lid.

It will be one of their favorite things.

It’s definitely a family favorite at our house.

christmas jars with instant pot kahlua

 

Drink Responsibly

Please drink responsibly.

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.

How to Make a B-52:

Using equal parts of the following–we suggest using 1/3 ounce of each per drink:

Grand Marnier (or orange liqueur)
Irish cream
Kahlua coffee liqueur

Directions:

Layer ingredients carefully, in the following order:

  • Kahlua
  • Baileys
  • Grand Marnier.

Use a pousse cafe glass so each ingredient floats on the preceding one.

Do not mix.

glass of Kahlua and coffee beans

Instant Pot Kahlua

Yield: About 12 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • ⅔ cup instant coffee granules (powder)
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 3 Tablespoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Add the water, sugar, and instant coffee* to your Instant Pot. 
  2. Press Manual on HIGH Pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. When the timer beeps, do a Quick Release of the pressure.
  4. Add the vanilla extract to the coffee mixture and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Add the vodka
  6. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely to room temperature before adding the lid.
  7. Close the lid tightly.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 96 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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