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Homemade Kahlua
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Homemade Kahlua ( Coffee Liqueur Recipe )

Easy homemade Kahlua recipe that makes an excellent White Russian.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Liqueur
Cuisine: Alcohol
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Basil and Bubbly


  • 1 ¼ cups hot strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cups white rum
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste can substitute vanilla extract if absolutely necessary


  • In a large container, stir the sugar into the hot coffee until combined and completely dissolved. Stir in the vanilla bean paste ( or extract.)
  • Let the coffee mixture come to room temperature, then stir in the white rum. Let sit overnight for the best flavor, but it can be used immediately if you have in the middle of a Kahlua crisis and need it right now!