This keto Kahlua recipe is so easy and means you can enjoy your favourite coffee liqueur or low carb cocktail. Kick back with a glass over ice with no guilt!
I love Kahlua over the holidays either by itself or in cocktails and this homemade sugar free recipe means I can still enjoy it! It's great in cake frosting or a chocolate mousse too!
What is Kahlua?
Kahlua is a coffee flavoured liqueur that is made in Mexico. It's a simple mix of rum, coffee beans, vanilla and sugar. It is used in many classic cocktails such as the Espresso Martini, Mudslide, Black Russian and White Russian.
How many carbs in Kahlua?
However delicious Kahlua is, it is made with corn syrup with 33 grams of sugar per serving. The thick, sweet texture is a bit of a giveaway!
Rum is zero in carbs, making it an alcoholic drink you can have on a low carb diet. However, always drink in moderation.
Just 4 ingredients are all you need to make a sugar free Kahula.
We used dark rum rather than white rum as dark rum has a richer flavor. We live on an island that produces great rum so we are lucky to have a choice too!
For the sweetener, we used brown monk fruit as we wanted a bit more depth in flavor to replace the corn syrup in the traditional recipe. If you don't have this, any other low carb sweetener should work.
Coffee for the recipe was a strong instant coffee, but you could use a freshly made espresso with reducing the volume of it though!
How to make keto Kahula
Although the texture of this sugar free Kahula version is not as thick as the original liqueur, it still has the same taste.
Once the ingredients are mixed, you are ready to pour. There's no waiting for the flavors to develop or infuse. Mix and pour! My favorite type of drink recipe!
Make the instant coffee if brewed is not used.
Add the sweetener and stir until dissolved.
Add vanilla to the mixture.
Add rum and mix well.
How to store low carb Kahlua
Store in a mason jar or sealable bottle. Keep it in a dark, cool place away from sunlight and it will last a few years. Sorry, I just laughed all over my keyboard at the idea of homemade Kahlua lasting a few years in our house! But in theory it could!
Low carb cocktails using Kahlua
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- 1 ½ cups strong instant coffee
- 1 cup rum dark is preferable
- 2 cups brown monkfruit sweetener
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pour the brewed coffee into a large jug and add the brown monkfruit sweetener. Stir to dissolve and set aside to cool.
- Add the rum and vanilla and stir thoroughly.
- Pour into sealable glass bottles and you ready to serve!
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