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homemade Kahlua on the rocks
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Homemade Kahlua Recipe

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


  • 6 cups brewed coffee use your favorite kind
  • 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.


  • Brew coffee. While the coffee is still hot, mix in the brown sugar.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and vodka.
  • Serve over ice, in mixed drinks like a frozen mudslide or a White Russian, or use in baking.


Yields 1.5 liters.
Homemade Kahlua may be kept out at room temperature for a few days but should be refrigerated for longer storage. It can be refrigerated for two months.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg