Milkshake with peanut butter is a real powerhouse of energy and delight. The peanut butter with its contrasting taste of sweet and salted, and the consistency that remains on the palate, has become a culinary cult.
Blended with icecream and milk, it transforms into a comforting milkshake. Top the peanut butter milkshake with chopped peanuts, almonds, or pistachios and have a nutritious dessert.
Its salted-sweet taste enveloped in creaminess is nothing else but tempting. Served in colored glasses with special straws, the milkshake is also the perfect dessert for children’s parties. Moreover, the peanut butter milkshake is a very nutritious and genuine type of drink made with milk and ice-cream that everyone can easily prepare at home.
Is peanut butter good for health?
Besides being an absolute fav, peanut butter is a superfood loaded with tons of beneficial elements. Alike avocado and olive oil, peanut butter contains more unsaturated than saturated fats, which means it is an excellent source of healthy fats. These do a great job to the body, they lower bad blood cholesterol.
Although a serving of peanut butter (2 tablespoons) has about 160 to 180 calories, the benefits are much more important: 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, 3 mg of vitamin E, 49 mg of magnesium, 208 mg of potassium, and 0.17 mg of vitamin B6. Impressive, isn’t it?
How do you pick good peanut butter?
Considering the giant choice of peanut butter cans with very attractive and promising labels, it is very easy to get confused or fooled by the beautiful images. To avoid unhealthy assortments wrapped in attractive to the eye shapes and colors, always look for natural or organic peanut butter. The non-organic one contains hydrogenated oils, which are sources of trans fats that are dangerous to health.
Also, avoid light or low-fat peanut butter, because to make up for the lack of fat, it has a greater sugar content than normal peanut butter. Consequently, you think you buy a healthier version when you actually get the one you should never consume nor spend your money on. My advice here is to always read the nutrition info on the label and chose the best option either for peanut butter milkshake or any other peanut butter recipe. Pay close attention to the list of ingredients when you buy it, so you can choose the most natural version, without dyes, artificial flavors, or additives.
Ingredients for peanut butter milkshake
The milkshake recipe consists of two indispensable ingredients: milk and ice cream. If you want a more genuine result, prepare the milkshake using selected ingredients artisanal ice cream. The taste of ice cream depends on your personal preference. The same goes for the milk, you can choose from the classic cow’s milk to the various types of alternative milk available on the market like almond milk or coconut milk.
Then the peanut butter, of course, the spotlight ingredient of today’s creamy and refreshing recipe which is one of the healthiest sources of quality fats. The ones we want as often as possible in our diet.
The fundamental tool for the preparation of the milkshake is the shaker. It is a tool used by bartenders for the preparation of cocktails. Using this hand tool will make the milkshake very soft and fluffy. However, you can use a blender to get a quicker result with less effort, just like I did.
Don’t miss out on the whipped cream to beautifully top your irresistibly sweet peanut butter milkshake.
How to prepare the milkshake
The peanut butter milkshake recipe is simple to make. Use a scoop to portion 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream and put it into the blender. Add 3 tbsp of peanut butter, then pour over the milk. You can use regular cow’s milk or substitute it with coconut, soy, or almond milk. Make sure the milk is very cold to avoid melting the ice cream and to get the most of creaminess.
Turn on the blender at maximum power to incorporate air and make the milkshake frothy and creamy.
Pour the milkshake into glasses, carefully add whipped cream on top and sprinkle some crushed peanuts on top. Don’t forget to grab a straw.
How dense should a milkshake be?
A good milkshake must be thick, frothy, and sweet. For a thick and creamy density, you need to use cold milk that will not melt the ice cream or even some ice. A room temperature milk will turn out into a more liquid milkshake, thus, use refrigerated milk for optimal results.
How to decorate a milkshake?
The milkshake can be served in moderately tall glasses. For decoration let your imagination run wild. Tradition has it that this drink is served with a candied cherry placed on top. However, you can use also chocolate flakes, chopped hazelnuts or pistachios, whipped cream, or colored sprinkles. A witty way of serving it is by using special straws, or edible ones.
Creamy & Frothy Peanut Butter Milkshake
- Blender/food processor
- 3 scoops ice cream
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup milk
- whipped cream
- 1 handful peanuts crushed, for decoration
- Add the ice cream, the peanut butter, and the milk to a blender
- Blend well on full speed to get a creamy result
- Pour in a glass and top with whipped cream and crushed peanuts nuts
- Add a straw and serve immediately