Homemade Kahlua – Quick Version

 Homemade Kahlua – Quick Version

Here is a recipe that comes together easily on the stove top and is ready to drink in about 3 hours rather than the recipes that call for letting the vodka and coffee flavored syrup rest for a month prior to serving.

Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/



1 quart of water

2 1/2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons instant coffee

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups good quality Vodka


In a large saucepan bring water, sugar and instant coffee up to a boil over a medium high heat then simmer for 2 – 2 1/2 hours on low, stirring intermittently.

When mixture is a thick liquid put not quite a syrup take the mixture off heat and cool.  When the mixture is cool add the vanilla and good quality vodka.

Yield:  3 16 oz. ball jars of Kahlua.


Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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