Delicious Homemade Cape Velvet

October 8, 2010 in Uncategorized


I just love liqueurs, don’t you? But have you noticed how expensive everything especially booze have gotten. Here is a recipe that’s just as delish. It doesn’t taste exactly the same, but it’s your own and the best part is it works out a little bit cheaper. It costs me about R162 to make 3 litres, which works out to R40.50 for a 750ml bottle. Now doesn’t that sound more like it.


Think how nice it would work as a little gift to someone with your own personalized bottle and label.





2 tins Condensmilk

4 tins Ideal Milk

4 tsp Vanilla Essence

3 tbs Nescafe Coffee

1lt Brandy






Mix the milks.

Take a bit of the milk, add the coffee and heat in the microwave till it just starts boiling.



Make sure the coffee is completely dissolved before mixing with the other milk.

Add the Vanilla and Brandy to mixture and mix.




Pour into bottles and refrigerate.


Feel free to use the coffee of your choice, but if you’re using something like Frisco, add 4tbs , as Nescafe, etc is stronger.

For the brandy, use a cheap brandy like Cape Hope.

Use half the ingredients for 1.5 lt liqueur.


It’s definitely better served chilled, but when I make it, the hub and I usually finish off about half a litre before it even enters the bottles, it’s hard to resist.




10 responses to Delicious Homemade Cape Velvet

  1. lol – this almost seems to easy!!
    Enjoy your weeekend!!

  2. Party in a bottle!! Have a good weekend :)

  3. And what a party it is…It is too easy, but the price you pay for it being so easy, is that it sit around the hips ;} Enjoy your weekend guys!!!

  4. I am so going to make this.

  5. Hah – so clever :)

  6. Ah, thanx Lea

  7. Juno, you won’t be disappointed ***

  8. Nice for Xmas gifts – thanks!

  9. This is a winner, I haven’t made it in ages!!

  10. What a nice idea for a Christmas gift.

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