White Russians are cocktails of three ingredients: vodka, Kahlua or other coffee liqueur, and cream. From a sugar perspective, the only real problem is the coffee liqueur. A jigger (1.5 oz) of a coffee liqueur can contain almost as much sugar as an 8 oz glass of a cola drink! The good news is that Da Vinci's Sugar-Free Kahlua-flavored syrup tastes quite similar to the real thing (see below for sources).
Note: A Black Russian cocktail is simply a White Russian without the cream.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
- 1 jigger (1.5 oz or 3 tablespoons) vodka (nutritional analysis uses 80 proof)
- 1 jigger heavy cream (or see proportion variations below)
- 1 jigger Da Vinci's Sugar-Free Kahlua-Flavored Syrup (sources below)
There are two main variations in the amounts of the main ingredients of a White Russian. The first has two parts vodka to one part each of the other two ingredients. The other has equal parts of all three. I prefer the latter, so that is the one I am presenting. If I want a cocktail that is less rich, I will substitute water for half of the cream. This would reduce the carbohydrate to half a gram and the calories to 174.
To make your White Russian, simple put the ingredients in a glass, stir, and add ice.
Nutritional Information: Each serving has 1 gram effective carbohydrate plus 1 gram protein, and 250 calories.
Sources for Da Vinci Kahlua Syrup: