Recipe: Delicious Creamy Coleslaw

We’ve been having a lot of pulled pork sandwiches around here lately.  My dad had a smoker, and when he passed away we got it.  We’ve been smoking chicken and pork and ribs and it’s been amazing.  Smoked pork turns into amazingly delicious pulled pork sandwiches.
However, a pulled pork sandwich just isn’t as good without coleslaw!  I have a recipe I usually always make, but this last time Gary requested a creamier coleslaw, “…like KFC coleslaw”.  So I googled KFC Coleslaw and found a yummy recipe!  This one called for buttermilk, but we didn’t have any.  I checked to see if I could use heavy cream instead (we had that) but nope, that wouldn’t do.  Then I learned that I could make my own buttermilk.  It’s made with milk and either vinegar or lemon juice, (both of which are in this recipe), so I decided to use the recipe but omit the buttermilk and see how it turned out. It was so good, and will now replace the old recipe I used to use.
Here is the recipe, with the few tiny changes I made to fit what we had and wanted.

Delicious Creamy Coleslaw

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
8 cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)
2 cups shredded carrot
Combine mayonnaise, sugar, milk, lemon juice, white vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl and beat until smooth.  
Add the cabbage and carrots and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

It’s amazing on it’s own, but on a pulled pork sandwich it is heaven!


  1. Yum.. I love cole slaw, and the smoked pork sounds awesome. Never thought about buying a smoker.. I'll have to look into that. 😉 I don't like alot of cole slaws from the grocery store or restaurants, but I do love KFC's slaw. I'll have to try this recipe!

  2. Naomi Shapiro says:

    I like to add a dash of celery salt or poppy seeds to cole slaw, too. And pulled pork is the best! You can use it for quesadillas or enchiladas, too- just change the sauce.

  3. That's exactly how I make mine, minus the lemon juice! I'll have to give that a try! Thanks

  4. I wish I liked mayo!

  5. Yum! I love cole slaw but I've never really made it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lovely salad. It would be great if you linked it in to today's Food on Friday which is collecting salad recipes.

  7. Alesha, thanks for supporting Food on Friday yet again. I am blown away by all the fantastic ideas. Cheers

  8. I love coleslaw. I am going to try your recipe.


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