12 Kahlua Coffee Drinks (Delicious Recipes For Home)

Are you a huge fan of Kahlua coffee drinks but aren't sure how to recreate your own recipes at home? Here, we’ve got a wide range of delicious Kahlua coffee drinks - whether it be for winter, summer, or all seasons, for you to choose from.  

Kahlua is a delicious coffee liqueur that’s made with rum, sugar, and coffee. Naturally brown in color, there's plenty that you can make with Kahula - especially coffee-based drinks. Here are some options for you to try out at home!  

1. Kahlua Coffee 

One of the best Kahlua coffee drinks is simply hot coffee with a shot of Kahlua liqueur. If you’d like, you can also choose to add a drizzle of cream or even top it with whipped cream. It's a great winter drink or the perfect sweet ending to a meal.  

If you'd like a non-alcoholic alternative, you can consider either getting coffee liqueur syrup or using chocolate-flavored liqueur syrup instead. With this substitution, you’ll still be getting that rich, full-bodied, and sweet flavor.  

Kahlua Coffee

2. Kahlua Dalgona Coffee 

Dalgona coffee has been incredibly popular in recent years, but have you tried Kahlua Dalgona Coffee? It’s a whipped coffee cocktail that's milky and has a  fluffy cloud-like topping.

The addition of Kahlua also deepens the overall intensity of the coffee and makes it extra delicious. To make a Kahlua Dalgona Coffee, all you need is coffee, Kahlua coffee liqueur, sugar, and hot water. Calories-wise, it's about 300 - 400 calories depending on the amount you put in your coffee.  

Want a non-alcoholic version? You can simply just have a regular Dalgona Coffee, or you can consider adding coffee or chocolate syrup to your Dalgona Coffee as well.  

Kahlua Dalgona Coffee

3. Espresso Martini Cocktail 

Sometimes, you need a more sophisticated drink in hand, and that's when an Espresso Martini Cocktail will do the trick. All you'll need is your favorite espresso, a little bit of vodka, some Kahlua, and simple syrup, and you're good to go.  

An Espresso Martini cocktail is sure to hit the spot at any time of the day (or night) - especially when you need a bit of caffeine! It's about 300 calories for an Espresso Martini Cocktail, but this is dependent on the amount of Kahlua you’re adding to your drink!

If you’d prefer an alcohol-free Espresso Martini, you can substitute the vodka and Kahlua with a hit of vanilla or coffee syrup instead. You can also choose to add a bit more espresso into your mocktail if you’d like.  

Espresso Martini Cocktail

4. Pumpkin White Russian 

Why go for a regular White Russian if you can go for a Pumpkin White Russian? This particular drink is excellent for when Autumn's almost here or for when you're craving something different. To make this drink, all you'll need is coffee, Kahlua, vodka, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice - it's that simple.  

For a non alcoholic-version, simply substitute the alcohol with chocolate syrup and heavy cream. If you're not a heavy cream person, you can also use almond milk or coconut milk. Just know, however, that White Russians are pretty high in calories - about 500 a drink, especially if you're using heavy cream. 

Pumpkin White Russian

5. Kahlua Iced Coffee Cocktail 

This drink is perfect if you’re looking for something to spice up your morning or afternoon - it’s also great if you’re looking for a delicious cocktail with some caffeine. It's straightforward to make. All you need is iced coffee and Kahlua along with milk, and you're good to go.  

For a non-alcoholic version, you can replace the Kahlua with coffee syrup or chocolate syrup. You can also customize the milk you're using and adjust the sweetness level according to your preference.  

Kahlua Iced Coffee Cocktail

6. Pumpkin Spice Kahlua Coffee 

Even if it’s not Autumn, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a delicious Pumpkin Spice Kahlua Coffee! This fall-themed drink has it all - Kahlua, coffee, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin puree.  

Similar to some of the other non-alcoholic Kahlua drinks mentioned above, if you'd like to substitute it with a non-alcoholic version, simply replace the Kahlua with chocolate or coffee syrup. Coffee syrup has a similar taste to Kahlua, so it should do the trick!  

Pumpkin Spice Kahlua Coffee

7. Dirty Horchata Cocktail 

Everyone likes a traditional Mexican horchata, but have you had a Dirty Horchata Cocktail? This alcohol-infused version is perfect for those winter nights and is a strong yet creamy and sweet treat that you can’t miss out on.

Making it is a bit of work, but it’s totally with it. You’ll need uncooked long-grain white rice, warm water, maple syrup, espresso, Kahlua, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweetened condensed milk.  

Prefer a non-alcoholic version? Simply use the same ingredients minus the alcohol and replace it with coffee or chocolate syrup instead!  

Dirty Horchata Cocktail

8. Kahlua Peppermint Coffee Cups 

Whether it be Christmas or a festive-themed holiday party that you’re having, you can’t go wrong with Kahlua Peppermint Coffee Cups. This delicious drink is essentially a peppermint hot chocolate with a twist that you can't go wrong with.

To make the drink, you'll need hot coffee, Kahlua, cocoa powder, peppermint flavoring, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and a garnish like crushed candy canes.  

You can easily make this drink non-alcoholic by substituting Kahlua with coffee syrup instead. What’s great about this drink is the fact that you can also have it hot or cold, and you’re more than welcome to change up the garnish too.  

Kahlua Peppermint Coffee Cups

9. Hot Russian Cocktail 

Instead of a regular White Russian, change it up and make a Hot Russian Cocktail instead. This drink is perfect for those colder winter nights and for when you want something warm in your cup.

You’ll make this Hot Russian Cocktail, very similar to a White Russian - vodka, Kahlua, coffee, and cream. The only difference is that you'll be using hot coffee and warm cream instead.  

This drink is about 500 calories for a cup, and if you want a non-alcoholic version, simply change the vodka and Kahlua to coffee or vanilla syrup (or both) instead.  

Hot Russian

10. Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake 

If you're looking for a boozy milkshake, you can't go wrong with the Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake. It contains all the good stuff, such as vanilla ice cream, chilled coffee, Kahula, and Bailey's Irish Cream, all blended together. While it might not be the lowest calorie Kahlua coffee drink out there, it certainly is one of the most delicious!  

Want it non-alcoholic instead? No worries, simply swap out the Kahlua and Bailey's Irish Cream with coffee syrup and whipped heavy cream, and you're good to go!  

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake

11. Spanish Coffee Cocktail 

If you’re looking for something strong, you can’t go wrong with a Spanish Coffee Cocktail. It comes with everything under the sun from Kahlua to Rum, triple sec, and brewed coffee.

To top it all off, the Spanish Coffee Cocktail comes with whipped cream, cinnamon, and sugar. Calorie-wise, a Spanish Coffee Cocktail typically has between 200 and 400 calories depending on the ingredients you're using.  

For a non-alcoholic version, you can omit all of the alcohol and replace it with syrups instead - coffee syrup, vanilla syrup, cane syrup, etc.  

Spanish Coffee Cocktail

12. Irish Coffee With Kahlua And Coconut Cream 

Even if you've had an Irish Coffee before, you probably haven't had it quite like this. This delicious Irish Coffee with Kahlua and Coconut Cream comes with Irish whiskey, black coffee, and sugar, along with whipped coconut cream and Kahlua. In terms of calories, an Irish Coffee itself has about 200 calories, but the whipped coconut cream could add a little more.  

Want it non-alcoholic instead? No problem, simply replace the alcohol with either rum extract or coffee syrup, and you should still be able to achieve a similar result.  

Irish Coffee With Kahlua And Coconut Cream

How To Make Kahlua Coffee Drinks At Home? 

There are plenty of Kahlua coffee drinks to make at home, but arguably the most popular is the White Russian. Not only is it easy to make, but it hits the spot at any time of the year. It only contains a few ingredients - vodka, Kahlua, coffee, and cream, and tastes fantastic. You can also choose to have it either hot or cold - which is always a nice bonus.  

If you're looking to make a Kahlua coffee drink at home, the best brewing method for your coffee is the Chemex (pour over method). While there might be a bit of equipment involved, you’re getting a smooth cup of coffee that has minimal bitterness. Once you’ve got your coffee, here’s how you’ll go about making a Kahlua Coffee:  

  1. 1
    Gather the following ingredients - Kahlua, milk or cream, and a sweetener of your choice. 
  2. 2
    Place your Kahlua and your milk or cream and sweetener in a large coffee mug. 
  3. 3
    Add brewed coffee to the mug and stir everything to combine. With that, you’ve got your Kahlua Coffee all ready to go. 

How Do You Drink Kahlua Coffee Liqueur? 

New to Kahlua coffee liqueur? Here are some tips on how to go about drinking it. To start, you’ll definitely want to put Kahlua coffee liqueur in your coffee.  

Not only does it work well, but it's also the ideal addition for any time of the day. Kahlua coffee liqueur is best served cold, so it's always a good idea to leave it in the fridge before you're about to use it. If you'd rather not add Kahlua coffee liqueur to your coffee, you’re also more than welcome to drink it straight. You can also blend it into cocktails and a wide range of drinks.  

In terms of the amount, about one shot of Kahlua to your favorite coffee or cocktail should do the trick. If you want something a little stronger, however, feel free to add a little more.  

Kahlua Coffee Drinks FAQs 

Does Kahlua go well with coffee?  

Kahlua goes exceptionally well with coffee - thanks to its nutty, rich, and bold flavors. However, if you prefer something creamier, Baileys is typically the better option.  

Is Kahlua coffee or chocolate? 

It’s closer to coffee than it is to chocolate. Kahlua is a coffee liqueur that’s made of rum, sugar, and coffee.  

Does Kahlua have caffeine? 

Yes, it does. Kahlua has about 5 mg of caffeine in a standard 1.5 oz drink. It's not a whole lot, but since it typically goes well with coffee, the amount of caffeine can add up. 

Does Kahlua coffee liqueur need to be refrigerated? 

Technically it doesn't have to be refrigerated. If you use it fairly frequently, however, it's best to keep it in the fridge, so you don't have to chill it before serving each time.  


As seen from the above, there are a plethora of Kahlua Coffee Drinks that you can experiment with at home. Have fun customizing the drinks to your preferences, and remember that Kahlua does also contain caffeine!