Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vegan White Russian

So, last night I watched The Big Lebowski again - I fucking love that movie! It's been a while since I saw it, and I knew that it just wouldn't be the same unless I had a white russian in hand. Since I'm all vegan and stuff now, I didn't know if this was possible.

I did some hunting around on the web, and I came across a couple of folks who said that they've used soy creamer to successfully make a vegan white russian. I had a coupon for So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer so I headed over to the Co-op and picked some up. It's not exactly soy creamer, but I thought that the coconut stuff would make it even tastier! (BTW, I was right! The light coconut flavor it added was DIVINE).

I heard folks saying that Kahlua isn't actually vegan, so I picked up some Caffe Lolita, which I've had before and thought tasted just fine. I'm not sure if that's also not-vegan, but at least it's cheaper. I have no idea where to find out what coffee liquor is vegan and what isn't. I also have no idea how to find out what the proper recipe is for a white russian - there seems to be no consistency in the amounts of vodka, coffee liquor and cream people use! So, I winged it, and it turned out pretty damn delicious.

Vegan White Russian

1 shot of coffee liquor
1 shot of vodka
splash of So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer
splash of light vanilla soymilk (to get that half & half effect!)

om nom nom!!