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Homemade Kahlua
  • 1/4 vanilla bean
  • 1 fifth vodka about 3 cups
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/3 cup good quality instant powdered coffee I used espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups sugar
Split vanilla bean and add to vodka. Let stand 24 hours.
Add boiling water to coffee, cover and let stand 2-3 minutes. Add cocoa, sugar and corn syrup, stir until dissolved. Cool. combine with vodka. Place in bottle or jar with lid. Let mellow for at least a week. Yields 2 fifths (about 6 cups).