White Russian Protein Shake

~~posted by Jen

Back in my younger days, we used to go to the VFW on Saturday nights. Laugh all you want, but I grew up in a very small, very rural town in Southwest Georgia. Needless to say there wasn’t much else of excitement to do once you outgrew cruising the strip and were of legal drinking age. They had a live band on Saturday nights and it was BYOB, a pretty sweet deal.

My poison of choice back then was a White Russian, and it was a favorite of most of my friends as well. So in we’d strut, all dressed to the nines, with our 1/2 gallon of Vodka, big bottle of Kahlua, and a gallon of milk. You had to buy ice and cups (which the Veterans called “set ups”), and admission was 5 bucks at the door.

Saturday Night Special–Back in the day

We had some pretty crazy times back then, it was lots of fun. Anyway, I decided a protein shake that tastes like a White Russian would be just what the doctor ordered. Especially since Vodka and Kahlua are no longer in my plan.

So, with that in mind, I’ve been playing around with the idea for a few days now, and finally came up with this version. It’s missing the slight Vodka taste that the actual drink has. I tried Rum extract, but no, that wasn’t the same. So if any of our faithful readers make this and think of something that we COULD have that would imitate the Vodka taste (and NO, not that new “Devotion” protein Vodka!), hit us up!

The Real Thing

Jen’s White Russian Protein Shake

12 oz 2% milk
2 scoops Vanilla Latte Click (or use 1 scoop vanilla protein powder and 2 tbsp of decaf espresso)
3 packets Splenda (or whatever you use, adjust to your taste–remember I like SWEET)
ice, optional

Pour the milk into your blender cup. Add the Click, Instant Espresso Powder, and SF Syrups. Whiz it up in the blender. Taste it, add as much Splenda or other sweetener as you like, then whiz it one more time. Serve over ice in a tall cocktail glass if you want the full-on “boozy” effect. 

Don’t mind me, I’ll just be cranking some Skynyrd and dancing on the table with my shake in hand. Please collect bail money if you hear of a ruckus. 


  1. YES ! I want the full-on boozy effect ! You are awesome and I'd be happy to bail you out of jail (as soon as I'm done listening to this AC/DC 'album' 🙂

  2. What is the measure of a pump of syrup?

  3. Nancy,

    Sorry about that! I am still catching where I use pumps in recipes. 1 pump = 1 tablespoon.

  4. You must be from Warner Robbins…..or somewhere near the base!!