Any Kahlua lovers out there? Homemade Kahlua has a simple and perfect balance of sweetness that is shared with coffee, rum, and vanilla! It’s so easy to make. You just need 4 ingredients, cute bottles, and time. After 2 to 3 weeks you’ll have the perfect little gift just in time for the holidays. If it’s just for you, skip the cute bottles and enjoy sipping or baking with your Kahlua.
- 2 ½cups strong and hot fresh brewed coffee
- 4cups sugar - organic
- 2 ¼cups rum
· 1 inch vanilla bean - cut in half lengthwise for aged quality or 1 tablespoon of a good quality vanilla extract for instant gratification.
- Stir sugar into hot coffee and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
-Add the rum and vanilla pieces, stir.
-Cover and let sit for 2 to 3 weeks in a cool place.
-Strain, remove beans and bottle.
-If you are using vanilla extract then stir in and it is ready. It won't have quite the depth of flavor but it is good.
Thanks to veganinthefreezer for sharing your Mom’s recipe!