Caramel White Russians

A flavorful twist on the classic White Russian, these Caramel White Russians feature Silk's new, creamy, delicious, nut-based milk called Nutchello. Simple. Decadent. Delish. Grown-up. This drink is the perfect afternoon indulgence (or necessity...depending on the day!).

The days are long, but the years are short. That's what they say, anyway. 

And I believe them. 

I swear I just sent Babycakes off to her first day of kindergarten and packed her lunch for the first time... like yesterday. And just like that, the year's over. 

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On those long hard days... when I'm pulled in a thousand directions, the sweet loving daughter I dropped off at school has become a hot, cranky mess on the drive home, the speed demon behind me endangers everyone by passing across double yellow lines, and the store I needed to go to closed 5 minutes before I could get there, I like to take a few minutes to myself to recenter. Some things that work for me are:

1) Taking a walk around our property --- breathing in the fresh air, absorbing the beauty around me, and even something as silly as pulling weeds (I have a purpose! And my work is tangible! Look how much better things look!) can be cathartic to me.
2) Enjoying a cold drink (cocktail, or not) out on the patio --- soaking in the sunshine. Helllllllllllllllllo, vitamin D!
3) Saying a few things I'm thankful for --- despite all the crazy circumstances and bad that may have happened in my day, I can still remember and focus on some of the good things I have going on. 
4) Texting with a friend --- having a friend to laugh with... and commiserate with... and celebrate with... and to lift each other up. Sooooooooo important! 

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But, back to cocktails... 

This drink is so super simple: kahlúa + vodka + Nutchello.  

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COFFEE ICE CUBES!

These might just be my favorite things ever. a) they're great in this cocktail recipe because they enhance the already-coffee-flavored Kahlua and they don't dilute your drink by adding water. b) they're great in morning smoothie recipes, like this almond mocha green smoothie. and c) if your husband has to leave for work early and doesn't drink his usual second cup of coffee, you can just freeze the leftovers into these cubes!

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As for the creaminess in the drink, instead of the White Russian's traditional heavy cream made from cow's milk, I've subbed in the dairy-free, nut-based, Nutchello. And let me tell you... it's divine. Just as creamy, but more flavorful. With only 70 calories per 1 cup serving, and 9g of sugar... this is an indulgence you can feel good aboutt!

Silk's new Nutchello comes in three sophisticated flavors (all equally scrumptious):

  • Dark Chocolate + Walnuts
  • Caramel Almonds + Cashews
  • Toasted Coconut + Cashews

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Good on their own, or in cocktail form. 

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Caramel White Russian

Description

Caramel White Russian

Ingredients

6  
Ice Cubes (I used half coffee cubes, half regular ice)
1 ounce
Kahlua
1 ounce
Vodka
3⁄4 cups
Silk's Nutchello, the Caramel Almonds + Cashews flavor

Notes

If you want a stronger cocktail, add one additional ounce of vodka.

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a lowball glass. 
  2. Sip responsibly.

Yields 1 Servings