Vegan White Russian

A tasty recipe for a vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free White Russian

John Schmidt

By John Schmidt

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If you like the movie The Big Lebowski, you know it’s pretty hard to watch without an overwhelming urge to drink a White Russian. And with the recent speculation about a potential The Big Lebowski 2 (sorry, but don’t get your hopes up), I thought it was time to pull up our Homemade Kahlua recipe and mix up an old favorite.

The obvious problem for vegans is that White Russian cocktails are made with cream. Fortunately that’s an easy problem to solve. 

With this vegan White Russian recipe, you now have a delicious, dairy free option for making the beloved cocktail. And in terms of preparation, it really doesn’t get much easier.

Just whisk together the ingredients for the “cream” and pour it over the coffee liquor/vodka mixture on ice. Simple as that.

For best presentation, use a lowball, Old Fashioned, or rocks glass, and carefully pour the “cream” over top of the alcohol mixture to achieve the look in the picture above (or just go ahead and stir it up to make it look like the picture below).

Dairy Free White Russian

What are your favorite drinks? Or movies? Or drinks that remind you of movies?

Vegan White Russian Recipe

Vegan White Russian Recipe (Dairy Free)

Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free If you want your “cream” really thick use the recipe below. If you want it to be fast you can just use a nice thick soy milk, I enjoyed it that way too. If you use just soy milk make it 2 parts soy, 1 part kahlua, 1 part vodka.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 drink


Alcohol Option #1:

Alcohol Option #2:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz coffee liqueur


  • To make the “cream” for your White Russian, combine soy milk, coconut milk, and vanilla and whisk well until smooth. 
  • Combine the coffee liqueur and vodka (or if you’ve already made some of our Homemade Kahlua recipe you can use that) and pour over ice. 
  • Carefully pour on the “cream” to top off your drink (or just pour it in an mix it up if you’re not as concerned about presentation).
  • Watch The Big Lebowski. Repeat.
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