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Homemade Kahlua

Nom De Plume Oct 18, 2006 04:26 PM

Perhaps this belongs on the "Home Cooking" board, but: has anyone ever tried making their own homemade Kahlua? If you have a good recipe to share, I'd love to experiment. Thanks.

  1. MVNYC Oct 18, 2006 09:00 PM

    Just curious did you get this idea from homer Simpson?

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    1. re: MVNYC
      Nom De Plume Oct 18, 2006 11:01 PM

      No, and my patented out-of-this-world space-age Moon Waffle is an original recipe as well. Seriously, just thought I'd ask if anyone had tried this.

    2. coll Oct 18, 2006 11:10 PM

      I love Kahlua (as does my mother who discovered it the second it was invented). Last Christmas for fun, I tried infusing coffee beans with vodka, figured I'd leave them in for a few weeks like anything else. It was so strong I couldn't go to sleep, so I added a bunch more vodka and some simple syrup, it wasn't Kahlua but I'm sure it could be improved upon. You should probably infuse for a half hour or hour tops. Since I can get a gallon for $29.99 I'm not that inspired to experiment. Probably need some kind of chocolate flavoring too. (Chocolate extract?)

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      1. re: coll
        MVNYC Oct 19, 2006 04:46 PM

        I enjoy Coffee vodka but i cant sleep if i drink coffee past a certain hour. how many beans did you use?

        1. re: MVNYC
          coll Oct 20, 2006 12:10 AM

          Way too many, a bag full I think (12 z), of Otis Spunkmeyer vanilla beans that someone gave me that I would never make coffee with. Now that you mention it, I would try a dozen beans next time, and no more than a day. I put in a liter of vodka, and then another and it was still too much caffeine.

      2. The Chowhound Team Oct 19, 2006 01:47 PM

        You are in the right place. All discussions of spirits, including making your own, now belong on this board.

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          PapaT Oct 19, 2006 01:49 PM

          As an amatuer (aka lousy) alchemist, I'd love to see any other people's attempts at home made Kahlua.

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