How to Combine Peanut Butter and Coffee: Three Blended Drinks Recipe

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When talking to people about the idea of "gourmet" peanut butter, I often find myself making comparisons to coffee.

The raw ingredients for both are roasted seeds. In the case of peanuts, a legume, it's the shelled kernel of the plant. In the case of coffee, it's the seed of the coffee fruit, often referred to as a coffee cherry.

There are different peanut cultivars of peanuts (Virginia, Runner, Valencia, and Spanish); the same is true for coffee (Arabica and Robusta). And like coffee, peanuts taste different when they are grown in different regions. And then there's the roast—longer roasting times mean darker, richer flavor, and everyone has their own thoughts about what is the perfect roast.

The other day, the entire crew at Peanut Butter & Co. HQ was getting a little tired around 3 p.m. Our sprightly intern Stephanie (of peanut butter sushi fame) sensing our communal descent into a listless funk sprang into action, whipping up peanut butter-laced frozen coffee drinks. The caffeine buzz helped us get through the day, but I think the added boost of protein and energy from the peanut butter certainly helped as well.

After she served the first round of drinks she tinkered with the recipes for a while. These were some of our favorites.

With the weather getting warmer, we expect to be enjoying this kind of afternoon refreshment on a regular basis. Got any other favorite iced or blended coffee drink of your own to share?

Recipe Facts

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

The Sweet and Nutty:

  • 1 cup ice

  • 2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 cup cold coffee

The Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae:

  • 1 cup ice

  • 1 teaspoon smooth peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

  • 1 cup cold coffee

The Peanut Buttery Buzz and Fuzz:

  • 1 cup ice

  • 1 teaspoon smooth peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (optional)

  • 1/2 cup seltzer

Directions

  1. The Sweet and Nutty

    Blend them all together!

  2. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae

    Blend them all together, and top with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

  3. The Peanut Buttery Buzz and Fuzz

    Blend together all of the ingredients except the seltzer. After pouring this mix into a glass, add the seltzer. Alternatively, for "Soda on the Rocks" blend ingredients without ice. Pour mixture and seltzer over ice cubes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
188 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 321mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)