Prep Time
10 Mins
Cool Time
10 Mins
Makes 6 cups



How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and whisk in sugar and instant espresso, whisking until completely dissolved. Let cool 10 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in vodka and, if desired, chocolate liqueur until well blended. Pour mixture into a 2-qt. glass bottle. Add vanilla bean. Cover tightly with lid, and shake thoroughly. Let stand in a cool, dark place 1 month, shaking at least once weekly.

Step 3

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Godiva Original Chocolate Liqueur.

Chef's Notes

Prep time does not include 1 month stand time.

Ratings & Reviews

NancyYD's Review

May 17, 2014
So smooth and so much nicer than the real Kahlua for a fraction of the price to make it.

diver45's Review

September 30, 2009
I love this recipe. I have fixed 4 times and everybody I serve it to, really loves it. I keep Kahlua bottles around, so when its ready, I just pour it into them. People will buy the org Brand and they wonder why the store bought liquer dosen't taste like mine....haha. Any thanks much