I'm a big fan of white russians. Current recipe is 2 large shots of heavy cream, 1 shot of vodka and 1/2 shot of Kahlua. I sometimes replace the heavy cream with coconut milk. Good vodka made from Potatoes (I think). Anyways, what can I use to replace Kahlua to make this closer to a Paleo(ish) drink?
I soak espresso grinds in potato vodka for a while and then filter using coffee filters. White Russians using coconut cream and potato vodka. Score.
I dunno how many of these you drink in a sitting but I have a hard time believing that 1/2 shot of Kahlua is going to be a big deal...
I mean if you're that worried about it maybe you shouldn't be drinking the alcohol at all!
I would make my own kaluha following any recipe but leave out the sugar. Then when it was time to mix the drink I might use a vanilla vodka. Yes, we all know that alcohol isn't good for you, but I personally think a drink every once in a while is a pleasure that outweighs the detriment.
This talks about carbs and alcohol. http://www.leangains.com/2010/07/truth-about-alcohol-fat-loss-and-muscle.html
If all you are really going to use the faux Kahlua for is White Russians, I would skip the whole idea of a Kahlua component altogether. Since all Kahlua really is is vodka, coffee, and sugar, and youre already adding vodka to the drink, add a touch more vodka and a shot or two of espresso, some cream and viola!
Something similar I drink: Cuban Coffee!
Big mug full of 2 parts awesome dark roast coffee, 1 part heavy cream, then add a shot of Bacardi rum. Ice it if you want to get technical about it, but I dig it hot.
Tastes nearly identical to a White Russian to me! =)
There is no alcohol that is paleo-ish. Alcohol is a carbohydrate and converts directly to some forms of sugar, goes into the bloodsteam and spikes sugar. Then the pancreas secretes insulin to control the blood sugar. Do that over years and years...not just with alcohol but other carb products like wheat products, corn products, products with sugar in them...and you are looking at the pancreas pooping out on its ability to secrete the insulin. That's what is called diabetes...which can lead directly to a coronary heart event later in life. Alcohol as well as carbs are just a slow killer. Enjoy your black russians. You may not later.