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Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Recipe

Claudia has been writing recipes online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Recipe

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Are a Winning Combo

I cannot tell a lie. I have a love affair with chocolate and peanut butter. Almost nothing can beat it in my opinion. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to chocolate peanut butter recipes. To me, it's that good.

Another thing I love is a good milkshake. Nice and thick, it is usually my go-to treat when my family visits an ice cream shop. Nothing beats a well-made milkshake on a hot summer evening. There's something about it that just takes me back to being a kid.

Combine the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter with the creaminess of a milkshake, and you have yourself one of the best milkshakes you'll ever try.

See for yourself when you make my delicious recipe. You'll also find some serving suggestions.

What Do You Think About This Milkshake?

Most of the ingredients needed for the chocolate peanut butter milkshake.

Most of the ingredients needed for the chocolate peanut butter milkshake.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

2 milkshakes

Ingredients

  • 6 generous scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons peanut butter, use smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, (optional)
  • Garnish of whipped cream, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate ice cream in a blender.
  2. Pour milk on top.
  3. Add the peanut butter and chocolate syrup. I don't recommend crunchy peanut butter because the nuts tend to get stuck in the straw.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

There are various ways to alter this recipe without losing that chocolate peanut butter flavor.

  • To thicken, add more ice cream or a few ice cubes.
  • Use skim milk and/or low-fat ice cream to lighten up the milkshake.
  • Add more chocolate syrup to really amp up the chocolate flavor.
  • Add more peanut butter to amp up the peanut butter flavor.
  • Add one or two tablespoons of cooled coffee for a mocha flavor.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup on top to garnish.
  • Finely chop up some peanuts to garnish.
  • Sprinkle chocolate shavings or jimmies to garnish.
  • Chop up some chocolate peanut butter cup candies and sprinkle on the top.
  • If you can't eat peanut butter, try soy nut butter instead. It may not taste exactly the same, but it is a good substitution.

History of Peanut Butter

There is evidence of peanut butter dating back to the Aztec civilization. Aztecs would pulverize roasted peanuts until a paste was formed.

In more modern peanut history, it is commonly thought that George Washington Carver invented peanut butter, but this is not the case. He did demonstrate multiple uses for peanuts.

Instead, the following three people invented the process and machinery for making peanut butter as we know it today: Marcellus Gilmore Edson, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, and Dr. Ambrose Straub.

The oldest peanut butter producing company, Krema Products Company, is still operating today.

Today half of all peanuts grown get made into peanut butter, and by the time the average American child graduates high school, they will have eaten 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Source for history and trivia quiz: The Huffington Post

Test Your Peanut Trivia Knowledge

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. When is National Peanut Day?
    • June 25
    • January 24
    • April 1
  2. What U.S. president was a peanut farmer?
    • George Washington
    • Bill Clinton
    • Jimmy Carter
  3. Is the peanut a nut?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. What country is the largest producer of peanuts?
    • India
    • United States
    • China
  5. It takes about 540 peanuts to make one 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.
    • True
    • False

Answer Key

  1. January 24
  2. Jimmy Carter
  3. No
  4. China
  5. True

For All of You Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers

For those of you who love chocolate and peanut butter as much as I do, check out these awesome recipes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Recipe.

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© 2013 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

Claudia Mitchell (author) on March 21, 2016:

I like the idea of putting some bananas in it. That would definitely "slim" it down a little bit. But sometimes I just need some ice cream. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you enjoy your milkshake.

Asher Socrates from Los Angeles, CA on February 24, 2016:

How could you going wrong? You have peanut butter and chocolate here. Two amazing flavors and textures that are very addictive when mixed into ice cream. My favorite! When, I'm training hard at the gym and dreaming about this, I'll return to let you know all about it. "Trouble maker!"

Sometimes when you fill like cheating, just a little bit. I blend bananas and protein in mine. It helps the colories disappear! You sure are great with these sweet treats. I really enjoy the history and fun facts you offer here also. Cheers!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 23, 2016:

Thanks Glimmer. I will, once I get the chocolate ice cream soon.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 23, 2016:

Hope you enjoy it Kristen. Thanks for reading and commenting!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 21, 2016:

Glimmer, this looks fantastic. I want to make it tomorrow in my blender. Great lens!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on March 29, 2014:

Thanks JasminRace. I think I might have one this weekend too.

Jasmin from United Kingdom on March 29, 2014:

YUM!!! going to try this ASAP :P

Claudia Mitchell (author) on March 27, 2014:

Hi Jeannieinabottle - Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I love it when people comment on this one because it reminds me that I should make one. Maybe a weekend treat for the family.

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on March 26, 2014:

This sounds so wonderful. I love chocolate, peanut butter, and milkshakes, so this is the perfect combo! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 20, 2013:

Hope you enjoyed it Purple Perl. Thanks for reading.

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on November 19, 2013:

So refreshing, will make today!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 19, 2013:

DreamerMeg - This flavor combo is my favorite. It's just so delicious so anytime I can eat those 2 things together, I do. Glad you like it too. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 18, 2013:

Thanks so much stayingalivemoma! I hope you got a chance to make it and I appreciate the votes and pin.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 18, 2013:

vocalcoach - I'm so glad you liked this. Thanks for letting me know. I may just have to make myself on on this gloomy Monday.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on November 17, 2013:

I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate in any form. I eat a mixture of chunky peanut butter mixed with chocolate protein powder and a little water most days.

Valerie Washington from Tempe, Arizona on November 17, 2013:

OMG!! I can't wait to make this! maybe today??? lol. Voted up and awesome & pinned to "death by chocolate"

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on November 16, 2013:

I tried your recipe and OMG it's so good! My tummy thanks you!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 16, 2013:

Hi notavgcraftymom - I always crave peanut butter and really love it paired with chocolate. I make this, but not very often, because I would gain far too much weight if I did. Glad you enjoyed the recipe and thanks for reading.

Amanda from Texas on November 15, 2013:

I had no idea there was a national peanut day! When I was pregnant with my youngest, I craved peanut butter. Wish I would have found this recipe sooner!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 11, 2013:

I bet almond milk would be yummy in this recipe. You'll have to let me know how it turns out. Thanks for reading and commenting!

christryon on September 09, 2013:

I also have a LOVE AFFAIR with chocolate and peanut butter. However, I can not drink regular milk. I bet almond milk would be a great alternative.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 24, 2013:

So glad you liked it Efficient Admin. I could go for one right about now, but I don't have the ingredients on hand. Thanks for reading!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 24, 2013:

Hi Phyllis Doyle - I'm so glad this hub drew your attention and brought back the yummy memories. I'm with you and really don't think anything with chocolate and peanut butter is a bad thing. Hope you had a chance to make one! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Michelle Dee from Charlotte, NC on August 23, 2013:

Just made some....sitting here eating it now.....it's really good!

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on August 18, 2013:

OMGosh ! You do not know how happy I am to find this recipe. When I was a teen, we lived just a short way behind a little drive in (Tacoma, WA). My best friend worked there and made awesome milkshakes. She was playing around one day, experimenting, and made me a peanut butter shake with chocolate ice cream. To this day, peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite combination for a treat. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. You have made my day!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 18, 2013:

Thanks WiccanSage - Was gone for a little while so am just getting back to the computer. Glad you enjoyed the hub.

Mackenzie Sage Wright on August 12, 2013:

whooaa... mmmm. Looks amazing.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on June 21, 2013:

Thanks so much Efficient Admin. It is really nice on a hot summer day. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do and I appreciate you stopping by to read.

Michelle Dee from Charlotte, NC on June 18, 2013:

Wowee this really looks good and I especially like that it's very easy to make with common ingredients! I really must give this a try. Thanks for sharing, voted up!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 26, 2013:

I appreciate it vetualit. I hope you give it a try some time.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 26, 2013:

Thanks so much vespa! It's my favorite flavor combo too and this is super thick! Thanks for the kind comments and shares! I appreciate it.

Abdus Salam from Bangladesh on May 26, 2013:

This is absolutely great recipe. i like your recipe!! Thanks for sharing..

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 26, 2013:

Oh my goodness, chocolate and peanut butter is also my absolute favorite flavor combination. I vote for the extra chocolate ice cream for thickness and extra peanut butter, too. Voted up, shared and pinned!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 20, 2013:

Hello aviannovice - This would be awesome with homemade ice cream! Nothing is better and I definitely think a choco-peanut butter swirl ice cream would be a hit. Anything with that flavor combo is. I appreciate the visit.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on May 20, 2013:

Now you're talking! This will go rather well with my homemade chocolate ice cream. I think I might even try creating a choco-peanut butter swirl ice cream. This is fabulous.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2013:

Thanks so much Linda! Anything peanut butter is awesome in my opinion. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 18, 2013:

My daughter baked a vanilla cake with homemade peanut butter frosting...it was yummy, but a chocolate cake would have made it yummilicious! Your milkshake recipe sounds delish!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2013:

Hi Thelma - The middle of the night is always a good time for a snack like this. Then no one else in the house can take it from you. Thanks for reading!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 18, 2013:

Thanks so much DDE. This is definitely something I could make for myself any day.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 15, 2013:

Yummy! I love this. Chocolate and peanut butter milkshake! I could have this drink now. Thanks for making me thirsty in the middle of the night. I´ll definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 15, 2013:

Awesome and look so delicious, a wonderful treat for any day

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 10, 2013:

Peanut butter is one of those delicious things that, while found everywhere here in the states, may not be found as much elsewhere. I remember visiting my Grandmother in Germany and peanut butter was nowhere to be found in the stores. Jelly is sort of like jam. To me jelly is clear like aspic, but jam is thicker and has bits of fruit. I love jam, but not so much jelly. Jelly always reminds me of aspic. Thanks for commenting!

Nell Rose from England on May 09, 2013:

It's 12.46 am here and I really want one! lol! it looks and sounds so yummy! I must admit we don't eat a lot of peanut butter over here, well, at least not in my family, I really do need to get some. I think when you mentioned peanut butter and jelly we call it jam? is that right? lol!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 09, 2013:

Hi shiningirisheyes - Thanks so much for your comments! I know I can't resist this combo.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 09, 2013:

italianfood - Thanks so much for commenting and I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 09, 2013:

Hi vibesites - This is definitely worth abandoning a diet for. Enjoy and thanks for commenting.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 09, 2013:

Thanks retromellie - Let me know how you like it!

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on May 08, 2013:

Are you kidding me??!!! This has to be one of the BEST recipes ever!! Who could resist a chocolate peanut butter shake!!!! Perfect for the upcoming season.

vibesites from United States on May 07, 2013:

For a time I want to abandon my diet and give myself a break (and reward) ehehehehe. Your milkshake looks delicious! I'll try to create one myself. Thanks for posting. Voted up. :)

George A. Pepper from Philippines on May 07, 2013:

Yummy and refreshing drink. Thanks for the sharing this one.

retromellie from Australia on May 07, 2013:

Yum and going to give this a try definitely, thanks for sharing!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 06, 2013:

Thanks lemonkerdz. Glad you enjoyed the hub and the photos. I have been working on my photos so I appreciate the comment.

lemonkerdz from LIMA, PERU on May 04, 2013:

love the look of this cooling drink, and you did a great job on your own fotos. will have to give this a go.

Vote and share

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 04, 2013:

Thank you Kathryn - I hope you give it a try sometime. Thanks for the kind comments.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 04, 2013:

Thank you so much maheshpatwal. I am glad you liked the recipe and hope you'll be able to give it a try sometime.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 04, 2013:

Hi Carol - We could pretend that this is a diet recipe couldn't we? Oh well, it's still really yummy. Glad you enjoyed the recipe and appreciate the comments.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 04, 2013:

Thank you AliciaC - This adds a nice kick to a plain chocolate milkshake (which I really love too). Thanks for reading.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 04, 2013:

Thanks faythef! I hope you give the recipe a try and I'm glad you liked it.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 04, 2013:

Hi pstraubie - Have you given this a try yet? I could use one right about now, but don't have the ice cream on hand. Oh well, I don't really need one right now. Thanks for the support and comments.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on May 03, 2013:

This looks deliciously decadent! The photos are very stimulating, too. It looks like something you'd order in a restaurant. Mmmm! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 03, 2013:

Thanks so much Curiad. I hope you give it a try.

maheshpatwal from MUMBAI on May 03, 2013:

Glimmer.... though it is a completely new recipe for a person like me who lives in eastern world, it indeed looks very yummy and mouthwatering.. what's more can we prepare in just five minutes.... Superb recipe hub with fine detailed directions on how to make it... Voted up.

carol stanley from Arizona on May 02, 2013:

is this a diet recipe??? Haha...Sounds delish and how can one go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?????

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 01, 2013:

I love the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter mixed together. This milkshake sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 01, 2013:

Wow thanks Suzie! I definitely satisfies any chocoholic. Answering these comments makes me want to make one right now. I appreciate all the support and the kind comments!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 01, 2013:

I really appreciate the support and comments Michelle. It definitely is decadent!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 01, 2013:

Thanks so much for the support rajan. I appreciate it and I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 01, 2013:

Hi BlossomSB - It's definitely a good idea not to think about calories when you drink this milkshake. Just take a nice long walk afterwards. Thanks for the kind comments.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 01, 2013:

I hope you give it a try ishwaryaa22. I bet you'll enjoy it! Thanks for reading.

Faythe Payne from USA on May 01, 2013:

OMG..Gotta have one NOW!....YUM!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 01, 2013:

Thanks BeBrown - I've never heard of that type of peanut butter so I'm going to have to check it out. I appreciate the comments.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on May 01, 2013:

Many thanks Just Ask Susan. To me this flavor combo can't be beaten. I just should not make these too often! I appreciate all of the support.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on May 01, 2013:

Ok, so how could this be anything but divine??? Peanut butter and chocolate, of yes, they are calling my name.

I am bookmarking this to add to my files.

thanks for sharing and I would just like to add.....yum.

Angels are on the way to you :) ps

Pinned

Curiad on May 01, 2013:

Yummy, thank you for the interesting hub and photos!

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on May 01, 2013:

Hi GTF,

OMG . . . did your pic catch my eye or WHAT!! My first reaction was please give this to me NOW!! Heaven does not come close, it looks and sounds gorgeous and for this chocoholic I am typing en route to the shops to buy all of these ingredients!! LOL Well, okay, not quite, but you get the picture?? Voted all the way, shared and pinned to my drinks and I will be using this recipe without doubt!!! Thanks for making and sharing!!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on May 01, 2013:

Decadent and oh so delicious!!! A true must try! Thanks for sharing!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 30, 2013:

The peanut butter milkshake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up and interesting and pinned.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on April 30, 2013:

Wow! Forget the calories and just enjoy! It sounds great and lovely photos, too. Thanks for the idea.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 30, 2013:

Thank you prettynutjob30. I hope your kids enjoy it! It's a nice after school treat.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 30, 2013:

I hope you enjoy it vocalcoach. I promised my daughter I would have one for her when she got off the buss today. I better start making it. Thanks for the nice comments and the support!

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on April 30, 2013:

Wow! I am a big fan of milkshakes and with your easy to follow directions and droolworthy photos, I would like to try your recipe. Rated your recipe 5 stars! Well done

Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 30, 2013:

Thank you so much My Cook Book. I hope you give it a try!

BeBrown on April 30, 2013:

If any of you can get Meridian Natural Peanut butter, I recommend that with this recipe. It is AMAZING. Good hub, thumbs up!

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on April 30, 2013:

I'd like to reach through my screen and have a taste right now. Years ago I used to take chocolate ice cream and top it off with peanut butter then mix it all together. It was pretty good. Years later I found Reese's Peanut Butter syrup. When you'd pour it on the ice cream it would harden.

Your recipe and pictures look so delicious.

Pinning, sharing and voting +++

Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on April 30, 2013:

This looks like a very easy shake to make, I will have to make this for my kids, I am sure they will love it. Great recipe hub, voted up, more and shared.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 29, 2013:

Oh how yummy! I'll be trying this before the week is up :) Great recipe and photos. Voted up 5* and sharing.

Dil Vil from India on April 29, 2013:

Milkshakes are my all time favorites. The pics looks delicious, love to try the recipe. Thank you for a great share!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 29, 2013:

Bill - You'll have to let me know how you like it. Does Bev like this combo too? You can surprise her with a special sweet treat! Thanks for reading.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 29, 2013:

Hi Bill - The problem with writing these pb and chocolate hubs is that I test everything I make and this is definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing and commenting!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 29, 2013:

Just sign me up! One a day keeps the doctor away in my opinion. Peanut butter and chocolate...a combination made by the gods. Great recipe and you can bet I'll be trying this. In fact, I have no idea why I didn't think of it myself. :)

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on April 29, 2013:

Hi Glimmer Twin. Boy did you catch my eye with this hub. I have the same afflictions; chocolate, peanut butter, ice cream, milk shakes. I can't tell you how good this looks. I have to try this. Voted up, shared, pinned, etc...