Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a heat-tolerant glass bowl, pour boiling water over instant coffee granules and sugar; stir until sugar and coffee granules are dissolved.
  • Add the split, chopped vanilla beans, and then stir in the brandy.
  • Stir to mix all together well.
  • Cover tightly and let set at room temperature for 30 days.
  • Then begin to enjoy - here are some of my favorite ways to use it:
  • Kahlua Ice Cream: pour 2 tablespoons Kahlua over a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream
  • Kahlua Smoothie: in blender, blend 1 big scoop vanilla ice cream, ¼ cup Kahlua and ¼ cup heavy cream (enough to thin out the drink to your preference and taste)
  • Colorado Bulldog: ½ cup Kahlua, ½ cup milk or cream, 1 shot of vodka, 1 shot of coke; serve over ice
  • Kahlua Spiked Coffee: add a shot of Kahlua to your cup of coffee; add some cream, if desired
  • Vanilla Russian: ¼ cup Kahlua, ¼ cup cream, 1 shot of vanilla-flavored vodka; serve over ice (or use regular flavored vodka to make a traditional White Russian)
  • Polar Bear: mix equal amounts of Kahlua, vodka, and heavy cream; serve over ice
  • Kahlua Frosting: Use Kahlua instead of milk to make white frosting – good on chocolate cake!
  • Kahlua Icebox (good after dinner drink!): Fill a blender about ¾ full of a good vanilla or vanilla bean ice cream (this is good with chocolate ice cream, too) – blend in ¼ cup Kahlua and ¼ cup good bourbon. This drink should be thick enough to serve in a cocktail or wine glass (fun in margarita glasses, too) with a spoon. As it melts, you can just slurp the rest right out of the glass!

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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
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    "5"FORK!!!!! I thought I should write this
    before I fall down in 'Swoon' from just
    contemplating how Lovely this 'Kahlua'
    is going to taste .....
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wooo hooo! This is sooo great. Thanks so much! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    LOL! We've time-traveled back to the 70's! And it will be a lot of fun when you're packin' homemade kahlua! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    I love this...What else can I say?..Thanks..:)
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  • angelgal 6 years ago
    LOVE IT!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Great recipe! Thank you
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    " It was excellent "
    gardener61 ate it and said...
    I haven't had this in 20+ years. I was 20 something!?! OMG time does fly! Thanks for giving me back the recipe!
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  • borinda 6 years ago
    Bless you and pass the bottle, dear.
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  • fluffy24 6 years ago
    Interesting! Thanks!
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