12.23.2012

homemade kahlua



i just realized i misspelled the word kahlua



i wish i had posted this a little earlier but i just learned to make it yesterday.
additionally, a pretty decanter would make a beautiful presentation and gift.
as it is this is what i have so this is what you see.

homemade kahlua is so ridiculously good and easy to make i just had to share it.
if you are a coffee drinking, sugar loving drinker you may even have the ingredients on hand.
maybe a last minute gift?


kahlua

4 1/2 cup sugar
5 cup water
1 cup instant coffee granules (i used decaf)
5 oz vanilla extract
5 cups vodka

in a large saucepan bring the water and sugar to a boil
add 1 cup instant coffee, stir and let cool to room temperature
add the vanilla extract and vodka, stir and enjoy.

how are you guys doing out there?

xo
janet

38 comments:

  1. No kidding? This is fantastic, I might even try it today--- Kahlua is a critical ingredient in a lot of my favorite tipples! Have a great Christmas, Janet!

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    1. i know. i love it in recipes too. i had no idea it was this easy and it's so good!

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  2. Hey, you made it; you can call it anything you want. I kind of like the name kahula. It's more fun.

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  3. I'm doing great. Sounds like you are, too.

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  4. I`ll try-sounds good, looks good too:))

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  5. Who knew that was so easy! You always have the best ideas and I for one like the mason jar very much.
    I've sent my family out to a movie while I finish the shopping and wrapping, was planning to do the baking but I can do it tomorrow. We're having fun with all rascals home just hanging out.
    Sending my love to you and your family Janet, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. xox

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  6. Doing well playing in the kitchen jiving to Christmas carols and wrapping a few gifts...
    I never knew Kahlua was easy to make.

    Everything you touch is gold Janet!

    Happy Holidays,
    Leslie
    XO

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  7. Really? That's all there is to it, that's spectacular! Thank you.

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  8. That's terrific. So simple and yet so good. I'm doing great out here and loving all your recipes!!

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  9. Going to be doing a whole lot better after I try this recipe! :-)
    Merry Christmas, Janet.

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  10. At the arse-end of the world (Perth, Australia) it is predicted to be spectacularly hot on Christmas Day - 40C (sorry, don't know the conversion). So our Christmas food centres around seafood, salad and pavlova topped with tropical fruit. And now, to end the day, it will feature homemade Kahlua with milk and ice - yum!
    Merry Christmas.
    Lesley-Anne

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  11. Great idea!! Won't get to make it for Christmas this year, but it will be great for some friends' birthdays this year!

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  12. I made Kahlua years ago in my twenties...I could use some right now. :/

    Merry Christmas Janet!

    Linda
    xo

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  13. I cannot wait to make this- was a Black Russian (and White Russian sometimes) fan in my twenties when I could still drink without feeling awful the next day. Nowadays, I like Kahlua over chocolate ice cream. Which I let myself have once in blue moon....

    And I'm doing fine- not great, but okay. And I'm okay with that.:) Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  14. I never knew it would be this simple!! I am making this soon!
    We are ready for Christmas here!
    xo
    Brandi

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  15. i might have to try this...
    i tried "cake" flavored vodka today: yum.

    i'm feeling like a few of our christmas traditions {and expectations} need editing & simplifying. and like i need some kahlua, or kahula ; )

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  16. YUM DELISH.... Happy holidays Janet and enjoy ... XXX

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  17. Cheers! Have a fab Xmas, Janet! xxx

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  18. Hi Janet - does it taste different than the bottled Kahlua? I love it for recipes, especially Kahlua chocolate chip pecan pie, which I make for the holidays. Have a very Happy Christmas.

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  19. "Kahula" is what they'll be calling it after a few drinks anyway ... ;-)
    Merry Christmas,
    Claudia

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  20. Kahula or however it's spelled has never looked prettier than in a jar sitting on your porch railing!
    Happy Christmas Eve!
    xo
    annie

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  21. I love Kahlua - I'll have to try this. Thanks, Janet!

    xo
    Claudia

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  22. I will definitely try this. Looks like an awesome gift idea as well.
    Daryl

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  23. Leave it to you to teach us how to make Kahula! I like your spelling better, it sounds more fun--like it's going to lead to some dancing :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  24. Wanted to stop by again and say Merry Christmas. I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you for sharing

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  25. You are full of surprises! Have a great Christmas, I'm exhausted.
    xo

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  26. Dear Janet, thank you for being my catalyst in 2012. Sat. Dec.22 I returned home with 9 books from the library: on vegan diet, the m12-deficit-myth, vegan recipes, the bestseller from the guy who does not want to eat animals, the vegetarian dietin world religions.
    I enjoy this quest so much!
    And the best part: coming home after 2 invitations in one day, I don't will sick from all the food.

    Have a wonderful, light loving Christmas!
    Paula

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  27. Thanks for being an enjoyable read all year. you really are my poster girl / woman.
    Janey

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  28. I'm not quite understanding - does the recipe call for 1 cup of powdered decaf instant coffee or a cup of liquid decaf coffee?

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    1. oh sorry, i'll correct that. it is instant coffee.

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  29. janet,
    next time i order a kahula, that's what I will ask for.
    not that i have ever ordered it or made it....but it looks nice in your garden.
    you really rock my socks off with your home made treats.
    pve

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  30. Merry Christmas and Cheers! Thanks so for the recipe and all your wonderful posts!

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  31. Thanks for yet another fantastic recipe, Janet! I hope all is going well, and that you and your family had a very Merry Christmas! :)

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  32. Merry Christmas! =)

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  33. Merry Christmas, Janet. Thanks for the recipe. Kahlua is so nice in a paralyzer as well as coffee!

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  34. I think you should make it a tradition! "Kahula"! Your own name and your own special recipe!

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