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Keto-Friendly Kahlua / Coffee Liqueur Recipe

Make your own, DIY, Keto-Friendly, Low Carb, Kahlua substitute.

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Keto Kahlua

Keto-Friendly Kahlua Recipe

Indulge in the rich, coffee-flavored liqueur of Kahlua without compromising your keto lifestyle. This keto-friendly version swaps traditional sugar for allulose, a natural sweetener that won't spike your blood sugar. Let's dive into how to make this delicious, low-carb treat.


- 2 cups strong brewed coffee (preferably cold brew)
- 1 cup allulose (or your preferred keto-friendly sweetener)
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)


1. In a saucepan, combine the brewed coffee and allulose. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the allulose is completely dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
3. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and the bean (or vanilla extract) to the coffee mixture.
4. Add the vodka and stir well to combine.
5. Pour the mixture into a bottle or jar and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 48 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
6. After the infusion period, remove the vanilla bean (if used) and enjoy your keto-friendly Kahlua over ice, in coffee, or in your favorite cocktails.

Alternative Sweeteners

While allulose is a great choice for a keto-friendly sweetener due to its low glycemic impact and natural origin, there are other options you can consider. Erythritol, monk fruit sweetener, and stevia are also popular choices in low-carb recipes. Each has its own flavor profile and sweetness level, so you may need to adjust the quantity accordingly. Experiment to find the perfect match for your taste preferences.