Gluten-Free Kahlua Dessert Recipe
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Gluten-Free Kahlua Dessert Recipe

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Whether you eat a gluten-free diet or not, you'll delight in every bite of this creamy treat that's accented with subtle notes of Kahlua. —Melissa McCrady, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup gluten-free cornflakes, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 12 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • 2 cups fat-free whipped topping
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate candy bar, melted
  • Fresh raspberries and mint leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 217 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Combine cornflake crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of a 9-in. square pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the milk, Kahlua and gelatin mixture until blended. Gently fold in whipped topping; pour over crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm.
  4. Drizzle with melted chocolate; garnish with raspberries and mint leaves if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Originally published as Gluten-Free Kahlua Dessert in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p63

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ssg23 User ID: 5931274 130783
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"I made this for New Year's Eve and it was a hit! The one mistake I made when making this was I added about a 1/2 cup more of the gluten-free cornflakes. It was too much and took away from the rest of the flavors. The texture was too rubbery with the excess cornflakes."

patti-ann User ID: 4465997 123024
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"It was too sweet and I did not like the taste of the Coffee Liqueur."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2435597 175504
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Okay, this may be gluten-free -BUT- look at the high calories and carbs!!"

Kar_ligirl User ID: 4060549 130782
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Just a note to Tonah: Since the recipe calls for Coffee liqueur, I would not use fruit juice, the acids of the juice will probably change the consistancy of the recipe. Your best bet would be to try a chocolate Liqueur or a hazelnut liqueur."

snow4jc User ID: 2123512 130781
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I have not made this yet but just wanted to say thanks for including a gluten free dessert!!"

Tonah User ID: 6219658 175256
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"I just got this recipe so haven't tried it. It sounds good, but we don't like coffee. So, what can you replace that with - maybe fruit juice or what?"

wdonaldson User ID: 5809739 130778
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"Very easy to make and was a hit at the office! If you didn't want to make it for a Gluten-Free recipe, you could use a graham cracker crust instead."

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