Kahlua Coffee Ingredients And The Top 10 Kahlua Recipes [With Video]

Kahlua Coffee Ingredients And The Top 10 Kahlua Recipes [With Video]

Last updated on May 20th, 2024 at 11:53

Kahlua coffee can be enjoyed at any time of the day, and any day of the year! This article contains the Kahlua coffee ingredients and instructions for making the Top 10 Kahlua recipes.

The only question is which of these recipes will you enjoy the most!

Keep reading for a great list of Kahlua coffee cocktails you enjoy today and every day if you so wish!

What Is Kahlua Coffee?

Kahlua is a tasty hot coffee that is spiked with a shot of Kahlua coffee liqueur. You can add a splash of cream and a topping of whipped cream and decorate with a sprinkling of chocolate shavings.

As well as making with freshly brewed coffee you can make a delicious cold brew Kahlua coffee and make a great alternative Irish coffee with Jameson and Baileys.

#1 Kahlua Coffee Recipe And Ingredients

Making tasty Kahlua coffee is easy and let’s start with getting and using the best ingredients that you can find. The chef principle that clearly states the best ingredients will result in the most delicious meals is one we encourage at Latte Love Brew.

Please source the best Kahlua coffee ingredients that you can find.

Kahlua Coffee Ingredients

  • Kahlua coffee liqueur.
  • Coffee, use a medium-dark or dark roast coffee; specialty grade is best.
  • Cream. If you are on a vegan diet, you can use oat milk or dairy-free cream of your choice.
  • Whipped cream or a dairy-free alternative.

Note: If you are on a strict dairy-free diet for whatever reason, I encourage you to use the Barista brand or alternative milks for making coffee with as they froth and steam better due to having improved fat to protein ratios and don’t curdle as easily as regular alternative milks do when frothing and steaming.


Using a Kahlua To Coffee ratio of 1:2, one part Kahlua liqueur and 2 parts coffee. Brew a great tasting cup of coffee using your favorite coffee beans and brewing method.

Pour a double shot, 2 Oz (60 ml) of Kahlua into a preheated Irish coffee cup. Brew a black coffee with medium-dark or dark roasted coffee, 4 Oz (120 ml) and pour on top of your Kahlua double shot and mix well for a good distribution of flavor.

Add a dash of cream, oat milk or regular milk as desired. Top with whipped cream and decorate with a sprinkling of chocolate shavings.

Kahlua Coffee
Kahlua Coffee

#2 Kahlua Coffee Mudslide Recipe

A Kahlua coffee mudslide is a classic Kahlua coffee recipe that is much loved and is one of two great recipes. I’ll detail its summer brother the frozen Kahlua mudslide in a moment.

Let’s get the ingredients for this coffee cocktail sorted!

Kahlua Coffee Mudslide Ingredients

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Absolut Vodka.
  • 1.5 Oz (45 ml) Baileys Irish Cream.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • Ice.

Instructions For Making A Kahlua Coffee Mudslide

  • 1. Add all your ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  • 2. Add ice to your cocktail shaker and shake for 25 to 30 seconds.
  • 3 Add ice to a whiskey glass and strain over ice.

#2.5 Frozen Kahlua Mudslide

This is a tasty, delicious and very enjoyable summer variation of a Kahlua mudslide.

Ingredients For Making A Frozen Kahlua Mudslide

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Baileys Irish Cream.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Absolut Vodka.
  • 1 Spiral Chocolate Sauce.
  • 3 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream.
  • Ice.
  • Chocolate Shavings.


  • 1. Add all your ingredients to a blender with crushed ice.
  • 2. Blend well for a minute or two at high speed.
  • 3. Using a hurricane glass or a tall cocktail glass, add a swirl of chocolate sauce on the inside of the glass.
  • 4. Pour the contents of your blender into your glass.
  • 5. Decorate with your chocolate shavings or swirls.
Frozen Kahlua Mudslide
Frozen Kahlua Mudslide

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#3 Kahlua Coffee Coconut Recipe

This is my favorite Kahlua coffee recipe. It has my two favorites, coconut and coffee.

Let’s get making it!

Kahlua Coffee Coconut Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Shot Of Espresso.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua
  • 2 Oz (60 ml) Coconut Milk.
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract.
  • Ice.


  • 1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • 2. Brew an excellent and perfect shot of espresso over your shot of Kahlua. Stir well.
  • 3. Layer your coconut milk on top of your coffee.

#4 Kahlua Coffee, Mocha

This is a home-made dessert drink, a Kahlua coffee mocha. Enjoy, it’s a lovely sweet treat.

Ingredients For Making A Kahlua Coffee Mocha

  • 1 Teaspoon of High Quality Coffee Granules.
  • 4 Teaspoons of Kahlua.
  • 3 ¼ cups of water.
  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar.
  • 34cup unsweetened cocoa powder.


  • 1. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
  • 2. Heat in your saucepan at a low heat until just starting to simmer. Take off the heat and pour into a large mug.
  • 3. Enjoy!

#5 Kahlua Coffee Margarita

This is a coffee lover’s variation of the classic margarita.

Kahlua Coffee Margarita Ingredients

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Olmeca Altos Tequila.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 0.5 Oz (15 ml) Cold Brew Coffee.
  • 0.5 Oz (15 ml) Lime juice.
  • Ice
  • 1 wheel of lime.


  • 1. Add all your ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  • 2. Shake well for 25 to 30 seconds.
  • 3. Strain over ice in a whiskey glass.
  • 4. Garnish with your wheel of lime.
Kahlua Coffee Margarita
Kahlua Coffee Margarita

#6 Cold Fashioned Kahlua Coffee

This is the good cold fashioned way of making a Kahlua coffee. It’s very refreshing and uses cold brew coffee.

Ingredients For Making A Cold Fashioned Kahlua Coffee

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Cold Brew Coffee.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Dark Rum.
  • 1 Twist Of Orange Zest.
  • Ice.


  • 1. Pour your rum into a tall glass.
  • 2. Add your cold brew coffee and Kahlua liqueur.
  • 3. Add some ice and stir well.
  • 4. Add fresh ice if needed.
  • 5. Garnish and decorate with orange zest.

#7 Kahlua Eggnog Recipe

The Christmas and festive season Kahlua classic. Be sure to enjoy this tasty coffee cocktail this festive season.

Ingredients For Making Kahlua Eggnog

  • 2 Oz (60 ml) Kahlua.
  • 5 Oz (150 ml) Eggnog.
  • 1 Pinch of Eggnog.
  • 1 Pinch of grated cinnamon.
  • 1 Spiral Of whipped cream.
  • Ice.


  1. Add Your Eggnog and Kahlua coffee liqueur to a mug with ice.
  2. Top with a spiral of whipped cream and garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon and a spiral of nutmeg.
Kahlua Eggnog
Kahlua Eggnog

#8 Kahlua Irish Coffee Recipe

This is a must-try Irish coffee! Make it perfectly, and you will notice a much stronger presence of coffee.

Ingredients Needed For Making A Kahlua Irish Coffee

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Kahlua.
  • 4 Oz Fresh Hot Coffee.
  • 1 Oz Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  • 1 Oz Whipped Cream.
  • 1 Pinch Of Grated Nutmeg.


  1. Add your freshly brewed hot coffee to a preheated Irish coffee mug. Add your Jameson’s Irish whiskey and Kahlua.
  2. Mix well for a good distribution of flavor.
  3. Spoon in your whipped cream and decorate with a pinch of nutmeg.

#9 Kahlua Spiked Horchata

This is a neat, very neat twist on a Mexican, Latin American and Spanish classic drink made from tiger nut milk. Tasty, tasty, tasty!

Ingredients Needed To Make A Kahlua Spiked Horchata

  • I Oz (30 ml) Shot Of Espresso.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Shot Of Olmeca.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Shot Of Kahlua.
  • 1.5 Oz (45 ml) Almond milk
  • 1 Stick of cinnamon.
  • 0.5 Oz (15 ml) Agave Nectar.
  • Ice.


  • 1. Fill your cocktail shaker with the ingredients and ice. Shake for 25 to 30 seconds.
  • 2. Strain into a highball glass and pour over fresh ice.
  • 3. Finish with a stick of cinnamon.
Kahlua Spiked Horchata
Kahlua Spiked Horchata

#10 Kahlua Macchiato

This is a great-spiked twist on the Italian classic coffee drink, one that is absolutely fun, tasty coffee cocktail.

Ingredients Needed For A Kahlua Macchiato

  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Shot of espresso.
  • 1 Oz (30 ml) Shot of Kahlua.
  • A Splash of steamed milk.


  • 1. Add your shot of Kahlua to the bottom of large preheated espresso cup.
  • 2. Pull your espresso shot on top of your espresso. Stir to mix well (optional).
  • 3. Add a dash of steamed milk.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kahlua Coffee

Does Kahlua Coffee Have Alcohol?

Yes, Kahlua coffee liqueur has alcohol at a low ABV of 20%. Made with locally sourced 100% Arabica coffee beans, rum and sugar.

The Kahlua flavored coffee beans, grounds, instant coffee and Keurig K-Cups do not contain alcohol and have a mix of natural and artificial flavors.

Is There Actual Coffee In Kahlua?

Yes, Kahlua coffee liqueur is so-called due to being made with 100% aromatic Arabica coffee beans that are sourced from Veracruz, where the coffee liqueur originated and is still made today.

What Kind Of Alcohol Is Kahlua?

Kahlua is classified as a coffee liqueur. It’s made with locally sourced Arabica coffee beans, rum and sugar. Other than being drank on its own over ice, it can be used to make Kahlua coffee, a sophisticated White Russian, and edgy espresso martini, black Russian, Mud slide and numerous other tasty coffee cocktails.

Is Kahlua High In Sugar?

Kahlua has 39.9 grams of sugar per 100 ml, which is 11.79 grams of sugar per 1 ounce (30 ml) shot for a small amount of liquid that is a lot of sugar.

Is Kahlua Good For Health?

Kahlua due to its high sugar and alcohol content is something that is not going to be too kind to your diet or weight loss plans. The alcohol being a depressant is not something that will do too much for your mental health.

It is something to be enjoyed in moderation. Not something that fits the description of a healthy drink.

Does Kahlua Help With Digestion?

Yes, Kahlua is a coffee liqueur that is a digestif and helps to aid your digestion, which is why it makes a great dessert drink.

 Final Thoughts – Kahlua Coffee

Kahlua coffee is a tasty, enjoyable and delicious treat and a great end to a great meal with friends. You can use any one of these recipes to liven up the after dinner ambience as chins get wagging and tongues loosened as you aid digestion with a beverage that is a digestive.

Which of these 10 Kahlua coffee cocktails did you enjoy the most?

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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 Derek@LatteLoveBrew.com, mentioning your name and location

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