Coffee And Kahlua Recipe - Make The Best Kahlua Coffee

Coffee And Kahlua Recipe – Make The Best Kahlua Coffee

Last updated on May 20th, 2024 at 11:52

The best coffee and Kahlua recipe is right here and will help you to make the best, the most delicious Kahlua coffee!

At Latte Love Brew we encourage you to use the best ingredients that you can find. It’s the chef’s principle: the best ingredients will get you the best results.

Keep reading for an awesome, tasty and delightful Kahlua coffee recipe.

What Is Kahlua Coffee?

Kahlua coffee is a rich and tasty hot coffee drink with a shot of the coffee liqueur Kahlua added. It’s a delicious coffee cocktail that you can easily make at home or request at your local restaurant.

It’s very easy to make and needs very few ingredients. As long as you can make a great black coffee using any coffee brewing method and can add a shot of the caramel-vanilla coffee liqueur you are good to go.

Once you have perfected your coffee and Kahlua recipe, you can start to experiment and use alternative sugar like coconut sugar, brown sugar, stevia and find out how that affects the flavor.

You can also use alternative milk like oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk, condensed milk.

You can also use a dash of milk cream, coconut cream and whipped cream or coffee creamer.

These all have a large influence on how your Kahlua coffee will taste and look. The one thing I strongly suggest is that you use your favorite coffee beans. Due to stronger coffee taste I suggest a medium-dark to dark roast.

What Is Kahlua Coffee
Kahlua Coffee

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Coffee And Kahlua Recipe

Let’s get on with this tasty delicious Coffee And Kahlua Recipe, and what is really the best Kahlua coffee recipe!

Kahlua Coffee Ingredients

You can make a tasty Kahlua coffee in less than 10 minutes. It is one of the best and easiest coffee cocktails to make. It’s great as a cheeky lunchtime treat, a delicious dessert drink, or an afternoon coffee with a dash of alcohol.

Ingredients For This Coffee And Kahlua Recipe

  • Coffee, use your favorite coffee
  • Kahlua.
  • Cream. If you are vegan and on a dairy-free diet you can use oat milk or any suitable milk alternative.
  • Whipped cream, or the dairy-free whipped cream of your choice.

Pro Tip: when using non-dairy alternative milk or cream for coffee, use the Barista brand as it contains a little more fat and has the right fats to protein ratio to prevent the milk from curdling when steaming, frothing and whipping.

The Key Ingredient

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Instructions – How To Make Kahlua Coffee Step By Step

Step 1: Grind Your Coffee Beans And Brew Your Coffee

No matter what coffee brewing method that you are using, grind your coffee beans just before you brew them and use a conical ceramic burr grinder – you get a much better grind quality, consistency of grind size and importantly, resistance to the heat caused by the friction due to the highly resistive effect of the ceramic material used.

Step 2: Pour Your Shot Of Kahlua

While your coffee is brewing, pour a double shot of the coffee liqueur into a heat-resistant cup or coffee mug.

An Irish coffee mug works well with Kahlua coffee. Preheating your mug will help to keep your coffee warm.

Step 3: Pour Your Brewed Coffee Into Your Shot Of Kahlua

When your coffee is ready, pour your freshly brewed cup of coffee into your mug that has the shots of Kahlua. It is perfectly okay to leave it as it is. You can also stir it well to get a better mix of the flavors.

Step 4: Add Milk, Cream Or Whipped Cream

If you don’t feel like a heavy drink, you can simply add a little splash of milk. If not, add your whipped cream.

This is where you can get creative and flavor the whipped cream if you so want to. A dash of chocolate syrup or vanilla syrup in the base of your whipped cream. Mix well and blend with a handheld milk frother for 20 to 30 seconds until you get a great consistency.

Spoon your whipped cream on top of your drink or pour it slowly over the back of a spoon to diffuse it.

Step 5: Decorate Your Beverage With Chocolate Shavings

For that artist in you and the indulgence, you can decorate with a sprinkling of chocolate shavings or curls. You can also add a dusting of cinnamon spice.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Coffee Creation

Serve and enjoy your tasty and delicious coffee creation.

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What Is The Perfect Kahlua to Coffee Ratio?

To make the perfect and well-balanced coffee cocktail, the perfect ratio to use is one part of the coffee liqueur and two parts of fresh-brewed coffee.

If you are making a cold brew coffee cocktail you may need to increase the ratio, but start with a 1:2 ratio for freshly brewed coffee and adjust as required to suit your own personal taste.

What Kind Of Coffee Can You Use To Make A Kahlua Coffee?

You can use any black coffee and any coffee brewing method or technique. I suggest that you use your favorite coffee beans that are of a medium-dark roast to a dark roast coffee.

Coffee of this roast profile matches and blends well with Kahlua and has the requisite sweetness and bold flavors to compliment it well.

Pour over, Caffe Americano, Moka Pot, Aeropress and Siphon coffee brewing work well with this beverage.

Kahlua Coffee Alcohol Content

Kahlua coffee liqueur has a low alcohol content with only 20% Alcohol By Volume. It’s more than wine and half that of most spirits like vodka, rum, and whiskey.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coffee And Kahlua Recipe

What Is The Drink With Kahlua And Coffee?

Kahlua coffee is a delicious hot coffee drink with a shot of the coffee liqueur Kahlua. The shot of Kahlua can be added at any point but, in my opinion, is best at the bottom of the glass or cup and the coffee added on top of the shot. You can add whipped cream and chocolate shavings to decorate. A dash of cream works well also.

A Kahlua coffee is perfect as an after dinner dessert drink.

What Does Kahlua Taste Like In Coffee?

Kahlua is rich, sweet, full-bodied and has a strong coffee taste with hints of caramel and vanilla. Due to the taste and flavor profile, it goes well with dark roast coffee that is brewed with Arabica coffee beans.

Can You Get Drunk Off Kahlua?

Yes, Kahlua has an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) content of 20%. If you drink enough of it, you will eventually get drunk. Due to varying alcohol tolerances I can’t accurately say how many! I guess most people will feel the effects or be drunk after about 5 or 6 shots of Kahlua.

What’s Sweeter Kahlua Or Baileys?

Baileys has a sweeter, but smoother butter taste than Kahlua. Kahlua, although still sweet, has a more dominant coffee taste.

Why Is Kahlua Called Kahlua?

The name Kahlua is derived from the Nahuatl language, which is spoken in Veracruz, Mexico, where the drink comes from. It translates to “House of the Acolhua people”. It’s a drink that is dedicated to where it comes from as the Arabica coffee beans used are sourced from the Veracruz area too.

Is There Milk In Kahlua?

Kahlua is dairy-free, no milk or cream is used to make this coffee liqueur but is often used in the drinks that you put Kahlua in.

Final Thoughts – Coffee And Kahlua Recipe

I hope that you have enjoyed this coffee and Kahlua recipe and enjoyed making it for your friends and family. 

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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