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Kindness is essential in our daily lives.
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Monday, February 11, 2013
Homemade Kahlua Recipe
I was totally blown away during a 'google' episode when I came upon a recipe for homemade Kahlua. Further searching revealed that there were several different ways to make it - with instant coffee, fresh ground coffee, plain brewed coffee, etc. Sure, Kahlua is a tasty beverage but I would have never in a million years believed the flavor could be duplicated in the confines of my very own comfy kitchen. As another step in being self-sufficient, I accepted the challenge to make homemade Kahlua as follows:
6 cups of your favorite brand of brewed coffee
1 lb brown sugar
3 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups of vodka
While the coffee is still hot, mix in the brown sugar
Let the mixture cool
Mix in vanilla and vodka
Using a funnel, pour the liquid into an appropriate bottle for storage
Serve over ice or in a mixed drink of your choice
Cutting the recipe in half makes the perfect amount to fill a smaller previously used (and empty) Kahlua bottle. : )