Saturday, January 14, 2012

Homemade Kahlua and Irish Cream



These two delicious liquors are easier to make than you would think.  Much easier than the limoncello I made last year.  I made a couple of batches of each and gave several bottles away at Christmas.
So, here are the recipes I used:

Homemade Kahlua
4 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbsp instant coffee
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups vodka
Blend the water, sugar and instant coffee together in a saucepan.  Just as it boils, lower the heat to medium low and simmer for a couple of hours -- stirring occasionally.  Let the resulting syrup cool completely then add the vanilla and the vodka.  Enjoy!  

Homemade Irish Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
1 tsp instant coffee
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract (I skipped this ingredient)
Put everything in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.  Store, refrigerated, in a tightly sealed container.  Shake well before serving.  Use within a couple of months.

Both recipes are awesome and oh-so-easy to make!  They are so much less expensive than the store-bought versions too.

2 comments:

The Weekend Homesteader said...

I love Kahlua. I might have to try this out!

The Weekend Homesteader said...

I love Kahlua. I might have to try this out!