Sugar-Free White Russian Cocktail

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By Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut


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.

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sugar-free white russian cocktail

Directions Step-By-Step

•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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails

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Diane Morrison GGD
Dec 5, 2011
I will pass this along to my Sister who is a diabetic, thank you.
Anna Neufeld musicrunner
Apr 25, 2012
Or you could use a shot of espresso and a teaspoon of Xylitol which isn't a chemical sweetner and doesn't affect your blood sugar.
Suellen Lambert SueSuesKitchen
Oct 1, 2012
White Russians are my "go to" beverage but I'm diabetic so I don't "go to" them very often. I will try this version although I make mine with fat-free milk to reduce my carb and fat intake.

Thanks for the tip!