Simple and Sweet Coleslaw – Sweet Coleslaw Recipe Without Vinegar

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This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw recipe without vinegar goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish.

This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish.

Simple and Sweet Coleslaw Recipe:

I love all types of coleslaw, but this creamy coleslaw recipe is my favorite.  The creaminess comes for the simple homemade coleslaw dressing which contains both Miracle Whip and milk – both adding to the creamy texture.

This easy coleslaw dressing recipe comes from a cook book I recently acquired from our local hospital staff. The recipe author calls it the Best Coleslaw, and I would have to agree.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a tangy coleslaw recipe like this Sweet and Sour Coleslaw, but this version (Coleslaw without vinegar) substitutes tangy for sweet.

Ingredients for Sweet Coleslaw Without Vinegar

I can really appreciate how this basic coleslaw recipe with only four ingredients.

Bag of coleslaw mix

Miracle Whip

Milk

Sugar

What is even better is that three of the four ingredients are usually already in the house and the other is easily found at the grocery store.

Easy Coleslaw Dressing Recipe Without Vinegar

What goes with coleslaw?

I love making coleslaw as a dish along with grilled steak or grilled pork steak during the summer.  With another simple side dish such as steamed asparagus or roasted zucchini, this sweet coleslaw is the perfect accompaniment.

Stock up on naan at the grocery store, brush with olive oil, toss on the grill for a couple minutes, and your meal is complete.

What’s coleslaw dressing made of?

A creamy coleslaw dressing is typically a base of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip.  To thin out the mayo or Miracle Whip, either milk, cream, lemon juice or vinegar is added.  If you want a tangy coleslaw dressing, add lemon juice or vinegar.  Or, if you’re going for a sweet coleslaw dressing, add milk or a little cream.

To season coleslaw dressing, use simple seasonings such as salt, black pepper, sugar, and/or celery seed.

What’s in a prepared coleslaw mix?

In the refrigerated section of the grocery store, you’ll find these convenient prepared coleslaw mixes consisting of shredded cabbage and carrots.  Sometimes, the coleslaw mix bag contains green cabbage or other times a combination of green and purple cabbage.

What’s the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?

Mayonnaise contains egg yolks and oil which makes for a higher fat content and Miracle Whip contains more sugar which results in a sweeter flavor. Our coleslaw recipe with Miracle Whip is a sweeter coleslaw recipe due to the combination of the Miracle Whip and sugar.

This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish.

How to Make Homemade Coleslaw Dressing Recipe:

  1. Mix Miracle Whip, milk and sugar until smooth.
  2. Pour over bag of shredded coleslaw mix and stir until completely coated.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For the full instructions  and ingredient amounts for basic coleslaw recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish.

Notes About Simple and Sweet Coleslaw Recipe:

  • This is a sweet coleslaw recipe with Miracle Whip.
  • If you want to use regular mayonnaise instead, add more sugar than the recipe calls for to taste.
  • No vinegar required in this coleslaw recipe without vinegar.
  • Shred your own head of cabbage instead of using a prepared bag of coleslaw mix, if desired.
    • Try a food processor for easy shredding!
  • The homemade coleslaw dressing recipe ratio is simple.  Use equal parts Miracle whip, milk and sugar.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste!  Celery seed can be added, if desired too.
  • Check out our Amazon store for our favorite pantry and kitchen essentials!

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Simple and Sweet Coleslaw - Sweet Coleslaw Recipe Without Vinegar

This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw without vinegar goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 16 ounce bag of coleslaw mix
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk Miracle Whip, milk and sugar until smooth.
    This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish.
  • Pour over bagged coleslaw mix until evenly coated.
    This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is easy as can be with only four ingredients plus salt and pepper. Simple and Sweet Coleslaw goes together in a pinch for the perfect side dish.

Notes

  • This is a sweet coleslaw recipe with Miracle Whip.
  • If you want to use regular mayonnaise instead, add more sugar than the recipe calls for to taste. 
  • No vinegar required in this coleslaw recipe without vinegar.
  • Shred your own head of cabbage instead of using a prepared bag of coleslaw mix, if desired.
    • Try a food processor for easy shredding!
  • The homemade coleslaw dressing recipe ratio is simple.  Use equal parts Miracle whip, milk and sugar.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste!  Celery seed can be added, if desired too. 
  • Check out our Amazon store for our favorite pantry and kitchen essentials!
  • Love a tangy coleslaw recipe? Try this Sweet and Sour version.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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