What if we combined a whole bunch of tasty ingredients and blended them together? You’d get something like this — a fantastic chocolate peanut butter iced coffee.
This might sound like a kid experiment, something your children would make for breakfast, but it’s actually quite good! Every ingredient in this recipe is tempting on its own, and they only taste better when combined.
Despite the quirky ingredients, this is a coffee drink, so the essential component is a proper, freshly brewed espresso.
Then we have some other exciting elements — peanut butter, chocolate syrup and milk. We’ll blend this all for a creamy drink, and since we’re also adding a few cups of ice cubes, this drink is more than tasty; it’s refreshing.
Actually, the ice matters for another reason. It waters down the drink a bit, so it’s still creamy and chocolatey, but it’s not cloying.
Why not top this oddly pleasant drink with whipped cream and crushed peanuts? It ends looking like a drink you’d see in a commercial.
I know what you’re thinking. Can you blend peanut butter? The answer is yes. Find real peanut butter with no added sugar, preservatives or other nasty ingredients. You want pure buttered peanuts. You can use crunchy peanut butter as well for added texture.
This delicious and crazy drink is best enjoyed with close friends, and you’ll have a blast if you make these as a group activity.
Feel free to experiment, though; this recipe is not set in stone. More chocolate, less peanut butter, that’s all up to you. You’ll have to make this icy treat a few times to find the sweet spot.
Although this drink looks appetizing and sounds like fun, if you’re making it for your kids, just skip the espresso. You don’t want them jumping around all evening, do you? Better yet, make two batches, one for the kids and another one for the kid within you.
Brew the espresso and let it cool to room temperature. Placing it in an ice bath will speed up this process.
In a blender, add the espresso, peanut butter, chocolate syrup and milk. Blend until the peanut butter is dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.
Add in the ice and blend until everything is fully incorporated.
Pour in two glasses, top with whipped cream and garnish with the crushed peanuts.