Milkshakes come in all colors, flavors and even sizes. But they rarely disappoint. They’re that type of drink that lives in the realm between beverages and desserts. After all, the best shakes are sweet and creamy, and that’s why we love them!
Now, making milkshakes is one of the easiest things to make at home. Surprisingly, they’re often expensive at diners and restaurants. You just blend a bunch of tasty stuff and voilà!
What all milkshakes have in common is milk, of course, although today we can make ours with any of the many milk alternatives in the market.
Milkshakes also contain ice cream, which gives texture, flavor and a chilly texture to the drink. Other than that, you can add anything to milkshakes. Oreos, fresh fruit, chocolate sauce and everything in between!
Today, we’re focusing on a nutty and palate-coating peanut butter milkshake, and you’ll surely love it.
For this milkshake, we’re using whole milk (but use your favorite, even plant-based milk alternatives) and vanilla ice cream. A dash of vanilla extract gives the shake some extra punch, but it might not be necessary if the ice cream is flavorful and of a nice quality.
We’re also adding two tablespoons of peanut butter per shake; keep in mind the recipe below yields two shakes for you to share with someone. Use regular peanut butter or the crunchy kind; that’s your call.
As a garnish, why not go for the classic, frothy whipped cream? It makes any milkshake instantly better, don’t you agree?
Although the peanut butter milkshake below is quite tasty already, there’s always room for innovation. Add a splash of chocolate sauce or syrup to give the shake a more decadent feel, or throw in some crushed nuts to give it a crunch.
You’ll also find intriguing the idea of pouring in some caramel sauce to make the milkshake taste like a candy bar. You’ll achieve similar results by adding a fistful of Graham or Oreo crackers.
What are your favorite milkshake ingredients? I’d love to know! No two shakes are created equal. Still, they’re all awesome. What makes yours special? I bet it’s the peanut butter!
Add the vanilla ice cream vanilla extract, milk and peanut butter into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour into two glasses and garnish with whipped cream.