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Homemade Kahlua Using Your Favorite Coffee

Making homemade Kahlua gives you the flexibility to choose which coffee you would like in your coffee liqueur. Better yet, making homemade Kahlua is easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade kahlua, how to make kahlua, kahlua recipe
Servings: 50 servings
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Stef


  • 6 cups brewed coffee Use your favorite kind! I used Goshen coffee since I know that Bride and Groom 3.0 and many of my coffee connoisseur friends love it.
  • 1 pound light brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 liter vodka If you have access to a pure grain alcohol like Everclear, you may want to use that. I simply used SVEDKA Vodka and it worked just fine.


  • While the coffee is still hot, mix in the brown sugar.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix in vanilla and vodka.
  • Serve over ice, in mixed drinks like a frozen mudslide, or use in baking.


Yields 1.5 liters.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg