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Old 12-23-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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Homemade Kahlua - How to get thicker?

I just strained and rebottled a batch of Kahlua, my first. The taste is excellent, but the consistency is a bit thin. I only heated the sugar and coffee until the sugar dissolved. Will boiling for 20 minutes help thinken the mixture?

How about corn syrup?

How about a bit of corn starch?



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Old 12-24-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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I've only made Kahlua once so I might not be much help but I do remember in the recipe that we had to boil it for quite a while BEFORE we added the vodka. It was basically a coffee simple syrup at that point (and very sticky!). I would be concerned about boiling it at this point simply because you've added the liquor and it might boil off (not completely but enough). I would also avoid the corn syrup as it might get way to sweet and probly kind of syrupy ... I know that ours got better over time and it also became thicker - not alot but some.
Hope that helps a little!

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Old 12-24-2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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found this after more research - glycerin

was called for in a couple recipes.

BTW, we drank a bottle tonight, everyone was amazed. Better than Kahlua!
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Old 12-25-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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The more of it you drink..the less you care if it is thick. LOL
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