Frozen Blended Vegan White Russian

Blended White Russian | Vegan | Minimalist Baker

Things are about to get sexy up in here, White Russian style.

Vodka and Coconut Ice Cubes

Back in my naive, just turned 21 days, I didn’t know a thing about ordering a cocktail. Long lists of complicated drink names only confused me, and after one too many well-intentioned friends tried to “initiate” me with a jaeger bomb, I nearly signed off liquor altogether.

Then came the White Russian.

Chemex Coffee Maker

A White Russian is so creamy, sweet, delicious and secretly potent. I didn’t figure out the potent part until I downed three within one hour and was then found funning laps in a nearby parking lot just for fun. Hmmm, glad I’m not 21.5 anymore.

While a traditional White Russian is comprised of vodka, Kahlua and cream, I wanted to keep mine vegan so I opted for full fat coconut milk instead. Freeze those babies into cubes and you have the base for one seriously sensational frozen cocktail.

Ingredients in a White Russian

The coffee gets everything going in your blender and adds another element of coffee goodness to this drink. I could’ve slurped the whole batch down, but then I would’ve been running laps around our backyard and John would’ve have that. Thankfully I’m 26 now and just a tad wiser than my 21-year-old self. THANK GOODNESS.

Blended White RussianBlended Vegan White Russian

This beverage is a D-R-E-A-M. Creamy, coffee-infused, plenty boozy and only slightly coconutty. Topped with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and it’s pure sin. Oh lordy, we’re going all in. Wanna join?

Frozen Blended White Russian | vegan

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Frozen Blended Vegan White Russian
 
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A creamy, frozen blended White Russian topped with chocolate sauce and made vegan with coconut milk instead of cream. So good you'll never guess it's healthier than the original.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 10-14 coconut or almond milk ice cubes*
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1.5 ounces Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup bold coffee, chilled
  • Agave nectar or powdered stevia for sweetening (or honey if not vegan)
  • chocolate sauce for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. To make coconut ice cubes, simply shake and stir a can of full fat coconut milk (or use light coconut milk OR unsweetened almond milk, though it won't be as creamy) and pour it into an ice cube mold. Freeze until completely hardened - 5-7 hours or overnight.
  2. Add coconut ice cubes, coffee, vodka and Kahlua to a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed, adding agave nectar, stevia or honey (if not vegan) if desired.
  3. Pour into 2 tall or 4 short serving glasses and top with chocolate sauce and/or coconut whipped cream.
Notes
To make this cocktail lighter, sub light coconut milk OR use half full fat half light or almond milk.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 short cocktail Calories: 309 Fat: 24 g Saturated fat: 21 g Carbohydrates: 11 g Sugar: 6 g Fiber: 1.3 g Protein: 2.4

Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 4 short cocktails and does not include extra sweetener or chocolate sauce.

danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. says

    Oh god, jager bombs…I still can’t think about ever drinking jager again. I agree, so glad I’m not 21 anymore. Although, I think I drank too many of those when I was 19.

    I’ve pretty much written on liquor, but this does look delicious.

  2. says

    You classed up the white russian something fierce! ? After we’re 21, I think the other thing that no one wants to admit is how good white russians are. This one looks amazing.

  3. rebecca says

    The ingredients are vegan friendly. After my comment in December of 2013, new information was added: “Barnivore note (February 2014): Kahlúa is owned by Pernod Ricard, a major funder of bullfighting.” It looks like that is the reason why Kahlua is now considered non-vegan.

  4. sarah caroline says

    I was going to share how my Dad made these, but now I forgot with all the back and forth “is it vegan” stuff. You – the Great You, not any you specifically – can find a way to make any food not vegan if you look hard enough. Like that vegetable was grown with cow manure. Uh-oh, cow involvement, not vegan! Or “this Amy’s frozen awesome-sauce (literally, their sauce is awesome) g-free vegan ziti is not vegan because that guy who rang me up at the grocery check-out was wearing leather shoes!”

    So I guess my point is that OK some guy who isn’t vegan owns one company that makes Kahlua isn’t a vegan. Just do your best and respect animals and people, ok? I can work myself into a tizzy over “Oh $%^&”, there WAS egg in that cake! I am the worst person ever!”, or I can say “oh well, next time I’ll check better and BTW, I’m the one who now has really bad gas ‘cuz eggs and my stomach are soooo not friends.

    Sorry to ramble. I have watched 6.5 seasons of The Gilmore Girls in about 4 days. I think I am talking like they are now which is not going to thrill any of my friends. :-X <–me! I swear!

    And my Dad's white russians. He made them a few hours early (he doesn't recall how many, he's not really a drinker, but I have a memory like a steel trap about some things), put 'em in the freezer, et voila, frozen-ish white russians. I got to have sips as a kid and thought they were sublime. So if you don't want to wait for the coconut milk cubes, you can stick the drinks in the freezer before dinner and take them out after. Yum! (I can't believe there was no wicked debate about the chocolate sauce!) Hehe. :D

  5. says

    John and Dana: WOW!
    We’ll opt for the honey, as we’re omnivores ourselves, and it will indeed taste amazingly!
    We just stumbled upon your blog and it looks fantastic! Minimalist, like it’s title with beautiful photography!
    Excellent work guys!
    Panos and Mirella

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