Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homemade Kahlua Sauce

This is probably the only time I will ever condone the use of a large amount of instant coffee.

For this recipe it's needed, but usually
♪There's nothing like the real thing, baby.....♪

I love recipes like this. 
Boozy coffee recipes!?!

No, no.... I mean recipes that can double as gifts.
Seeing as how the gift giving season is quickly approaching (*glee*) it's nice to have ideas early on. 

This particular recipe requires at least a month to steep before reaching it's full delicious potential so I'll probably make up a few batches now so I have them on hand for Christmas.

Doing that now will reduce some of the stuff to do once the season has hit full force.
I love that... Christmas hitting full force.

It's sweet, it's thick, it has a heady coffee aroma...mmmm. 
Why am I giving it away again?

Or right.... 'cause I'm not much of a drinker and I can only make so many batches of chocolate kahlua cupcakes.

Homemade kahlua sauce is simple to throw together and the ingredients are easy peasy to come by.

Make this for a gift or just for yourself.... because.... because.... because why not?

Homemade Kahlua Sauce
Makes about 3 ½ cups
Slightly Adapted from "Too Many Cooks'' by Emily Franklin

4 cups sugar
1 cup instant coffee granules
2 cups boiling water
3 tbsp vanilla extract
⅔ cup vodka

In a heat proof bowl stir together sugar and coffee. Add water and stir until completely dissolved. Let cool. Add vanilla and vodka. Pour into bottles (I used my old Kahlua bottle). Keep for a least a month before enjoying.


  1. What a wonderful recipe! I think I have some instant coffee in my pantry, and if I do, I'm gonna make this. I can't wait! :) Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the comment.

  3. I was getting ready to make this tonight and I'm wondering what to do with the mixture after I pour it in the bottle. Do I need to refrigerate it for a month or leave it out at room temperature? Thanks. :)

  4. You can just leave it in your cupboard at room temperature. The alcohol acts as a preservative. Mine's been in the cupboard since September and it's still delicious.

  5. Okey dokey. :) Thanks so much, Jessica! :)

  6. hi Jessica, Just wanted to tell you that it turned out GREAT! Thanks again! :)

  7. This looks great! What kind of vodka do you need for this recipe 40% or 90% ?


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