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a small serving bowl of homemade sweet coleslaw

How To Make Homemade Coleslaw

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
How to make a homemade Coleslaw recipe for sweet coleslaw. If you love KFC coleslaw than you will love this copycat KFC coleslaw recipe. Watch the video to see how to finely chop cabbage for coleslaw. Buttermilk gives it that sweet and tangy flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 99 kcal


  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cultured buttermilk no substitutions
  • ½ cup Hellman's Mayonnaise
  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
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  • Mix the dressing ingredients in a large spouted measuring cup and set aside.
  • Chop cabbage finely. See video.
  • Peel and grate the carrot.
  • Toss the cabbage and carrot with the coleslaw dressing.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Overnight is best.
  • Makes 12 servings.


Recipe Expert Tips

  • This homemade coleslaw recipe can be doubled or tripled if you are feeding a crowd.
  • Copycat KFC coleslaw recipe.
  • Low fat buttermilk can be used.


Serving: 1small bowl | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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