· By Julia Boase
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Smoothie
Milkshake or smoothie you decide?
Our local cafe makes a totally decadent chocolate peanut butter milkshake which my son just loves. I've been promising him a homemade version and here it is. Salted peanut chocolate sauce entirely optional and beneath all the frills is actually a very healthy smoothie.
Oh and the salted peanut chocolate sauce is also good on ice cream..just saying 😜
2 Tbs good quality peanut butter (we used Pics Peanut Butter)
2 Tbs chocolate drinking powder
2 medjool dates
400ml reduced fat cows milk
Salted Peanut Chocolate Sauce
1/4 cup good quality peanut butter
2 Tbs maple syrup
2 tsp coco powder
1/4 cup of hot water (add in 1 Tablespoon increments so that you get the desired thickness)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Start by making your sauce. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Slowly add in the hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired runny consistency is reached. Decant into a drizzle/sauce bottle.
Add all the milkshake ingredients to your blender and blitz til smooth.
Drizzle your peanut butter sauce around the inside rim of a tall glass. Pour in milkshake. For a decadent treat top with whipped cream and more salted peanut chocolate sauce.
Makes 2 milkshakes (plus leftover sauce for another day or a bowl of ice cream 😉)