For Christmas this year, I made homemade Kahlua.  I purchased decorative bottles from Hobby Lobby, used a photo editing program to create labels, and then Mod Podged the labels on the bottles.

Here’s the recipe I used:



  1. Boil water, add sugar til dissolved, then stir in the instant coffee. .
  2. Let cool and add vanilla and vodka.
  3. Bottle and cap tightly.
  4. Allow to sit for 2-3 weeks before consuming.

For cocktail recipes that use Kahlua, click here.