Brookville Hotel Coleslaw

The Brookville Hotel coleslaw is a delicious and creamy side dish you can make at home.  Whipped cream is the secret ingredient in this recipe that makes it taste so good.

A plate of ribs and homemade coleslaw made with heavy cream, vinegar, and sugar


Are you looking for an easy and delicious homemade coleslaw? Look no further than this recipe. The Brookville Hotel is a famous hotel in Kansas, and they are known for their large family-style chicken dinners. Their coleslaw, and their creamed corn are some of the star attractions of this meal.

Simple ingredients combine perfectly together

This coleslaw has just the right balance of flavor, it is sweet and just a little bit tart. These flavors together make the perfect coleslaw. The sweetness comes from the sugar in the recipe. This recipe is made with:

  • shredded cabbage
  • heavy cream
  • sugar
  • salt
  • vinegar

Want to save time? You can purchase pre-shredded cabbage and not have to worry about slicing the cabbage into small slivers. You could use a mandolin to shred the cabbage if desired. No matter if you slice it up, or buy it already shredded, you can quickly prepare this famous coleslaw.

Why the Brookville Hotel Coleslaw tastes so good

This homemade coleslaw is completely refreshing and perfect for potlucks, picnics, and summer barbecues. This simple comfort food recipe is so easy to put together. The combination of the vinegar and the sugar gives this coleslaw the perfect amount of sweet and sour that makes this coleslaw craveable.

I like to make this recipe a couple of hours ahead of time so the flavors mingle a bit. So often this is the first dish that I prepare when I make a meal. This way I get to serve the coleslaw at its peak of flavor.

A plate with pork ribs and a sweet and sour coleslaw made with heavy cream.


Do you love coleslaw? Check out all of these coleslaw recipes

Oriental Coleslaw
Famous Daves Coleslaw
Sweet and Sour Coleslaw

A plate of ribs and homemade coleslaw made with heavy cream, vinegar, and sugar

Brookville Hotel Cole Slaw

Brookville Hotel Coleslaw is made with just a couple of everyday ingredients, but the flavor is amazing.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brookville Hotel Cole Slaw, Coleslaw
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 1522kcal


  • 1 cup whipping cream or sour cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded cabbage


  • Combine dressing ingredients and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving. To serve mix with 1 1/2 pounds shredded or thinly sliced cabbage. Yield: 12 servings


Not that you would ever want to, but here are some variations for this recipe.
  • Add a 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed
  • Use a flavored vinegar for kick of flavor
  • Add 1/2 cup of sliced onions
  • Add 1/2 cup of sliced bell pepper


Calories: 1522kcal | Carbohydrates: 179g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 55g | Cholesterol: 326mg | Sodium: 2541mg | Potassium: 1335mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 155g | Vitamin A: 4165IU | Vitamin C: 250.5mg | Calcium: 427mg | Iron: 3.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Jeff M.

    5 stars
    I made this to serve with pulled pork on July 4th… Everyone loved it!! I had to make a second batch because people were taking bowls of it instead of just using it on their sandwich’s! THE BEST I’VE EVER HAD!!

  2. Debra Avino

    The recipe for Brookville Hotel sweet & sour coleslaw is the best! It’s the only coleslaw recipe I use!
    Please post more recipes from Brookville Hotel.
    Thank you for all your hard work and excellent recipes.

  3. Trish

    A Kansas classic. Use the heavy whipping cream and whip the sauce well. Takes 5 minutes with purchased bagged cabbage.

  4. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    I’ve never had cole slaw made with whipping cream this made it so good! I usually make mine with Mayo. I will try this again.

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