22 June 2012

Homemade Kahlua

 Homemade kahlua is SO easy.  And since one of the ingredients is chocolate syrup, I thought I'd throw in the recipe for homemade chocolate syrup as well.  It's also incredibly easy and it uses ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Let's start out with the chocolate syrup, because that is an ingredient of the kahlua.  Mix cocoa powder and water in a saucepan.  Heat and stir until dissolved.
 Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Boil for three minutes, then add salt and vanilla and let cool.
Voila!  Chocolate syrup.
Okay!  On to the kahlua.  A quart of water mixed with instant coffee and lots of sugar reduces on the stove for three hours to create a coffee syrup.
Wait for that to completely cool.  Then add vanilla and vodka and chocolate syrup.
Ta-da!  Kahlua.  For some reason, this feels like a mug-shot.

Real instructions:

Chocolate syrup:
1/2 c cocoa powder
1 c water
2 c sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix cocoa powder and water in a saucepan.  Heat and stir (dissolving the cocoa powder).  Add sugar and stir until dissolved.  Boil for 3 minutes, taking care not to let it boil over.  Add the salt and vanilla.  Let the mixture cool and pour it into a clean pint jar.  Keep refrigerated.

1 qt water (4 c) water
9 tsp instant coffee
1 1/4 c sugar
1 1/4 c brown sugar

Cook all ingredients for three hours to reduce.  Make sure it has fully cooled.
Add 3 tsp vanilla and 2 1/2 cups of vodka.  Add chocolate syrup to taste.

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