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Why isn't there a peanut butter drink?

OR IS THERE? That's what I want to know.

Yes, you can add PB to shakes/smoothies, but what would I have to thin it with to drink it?

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    1. re: WCchopper

      Ha! Yes! Or grape juice—I might seriously try blending that!

    2. I worked at Carvel for my first job. For a PB milkshake I combined vanilla ice ceam, PB, and 2% milk. Whir in large metal cup with the milkshake maker and serve with a smile :)

      >>>>Thin with milk<<<<<

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      1. re: diablo

        you are aptly named. i will try to resist making this at home.

      2. There's actually a Chinese sweet peanut soup which closely approximates what you'd describe as a peanut butter drink. You can buy this in Oriental shops/delis in powdered form (comes in individual sachets) - just add water & stir.

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        1. re: klyeoh

          I was thinking about this, too. For some reason it doesn't seem as common as the red bean, almond and black sesame dessert soups (all of which I love).

          1. re: Humbucker

            And also walnut versions as well.

            1. re: limster

              Mmm, I'd like to drink walnuts too. And pistachios.

              1. re: tatamagouche

                The powdered ones are wonderful conveniences but once in a while one can come across serious artisan versions, where the nuts are finely ground by hand, the smoother they are the more effort involved.

                Incidentally, there are other versions of sweet chinese peanut soups that involve boiling peanuts in syrup. The nuts are whole but become soft and sweet. So it's different from what you were asking about but they're a variant that may be worth looking for.

                  1. re: chowser

                    Great with a little chili-type heat added too

        2. Well there is one in Trinidad WI, called peanut punch and there are many versions. But all have creamy peanut butter, sugar,milk and dark rum, blended with either ice or ice cream. Some other versions add vanilla extract, and a dash of bitters. When done right, one is all it takes to quell the heat.

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          1. re: currymouth

            I like the sound of this peanut punch. Never heard of anything like it.

            1. re: currymouth

              OMG, that's two of my major food groups, pb and ice cream.....and alcohol!

              Color me died and gone to heaven. Or Trinidad.

              Can I dunk a donut in it? :O)

              tatamagouche, start with TJ's creamy pb, it's already pourable. A little milk would liquify it just fine, I think.

              Who needs vegetables.

              1. re: currymouth

                There's a recipe for this in the "Barbecue Bible" that I've always wanted to make. No rum, though, but I'm sure you could add some.

                1/2 cup peanut butter
                1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
                1 t. vanilla
                1 t. bitters
                4 cups water

                Whisk together (though it seems like it might be easier to blend) and serve over ice.

                1. re: currymouth

                  I can buy non-alcoholic peanut punch in a drinking box from my office building's convenience store (they carry lots of WI products). It's more like peanut milk than a peanut smoothie, I think the OP would like it.

                  Grace is a brand from Jamaica also available in USA and Canada


                  1. re: julesrules

                    This was exactly what I was about to recommend. I always see drinking boxes of "peanut punch" in Toronto at regular grocery stores in the aisle that has west indian food products. I've never had it but like the idea of adding a tip of rum to it... yummm


                    1. re: julesrules

                      The non-alcoholic, pint sized milk carton type is the one I've always had in Trinidad. Just walk down the street...any street...until you reach the first sweet shop and ask the attendant for a peanut punch


                    2. re: currymouth

                      "When done right"? Do you have a recipe? A quick google search turns up many variations, none of which involve rum, ice cream, or bitters so far.

                    3. There is a peanut drink, it's called Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish Moss Peanut Drink. It is sweet and peanuty.......it's like drinking peanuts.......but very rich. I finished the whole can the first time i tried it, but i didn't want another for a while. I ordered it online, but i saw it later in a Kroger or Harris Teeter in Durham, North Carolina.

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                      1. re: scuffletown

                        Scuffletown, know why it's called Big Bamboo? Irish moss or sea moss in the islands is just that ,A certain type of moss that is harvested at low tide by scraping rocks near shore, It is then boiled with herbs and then mixed with rum to be drunk before those special dates.Island viagra, if you will. Claims to be better than Guiness and rubber sap. But that's another story.

                        1. re: currymouth

                          currymouth, everybody's got their own viagra. american indians in the us southeast (i'm indian) said chew some inner bark from the tulip tree, and all those old guys used to take those "rooster pills" although someone stole that folk name and is marketing it......so, moss, bark, pill........there are a thousand ways of getting that "big bamboo"

                        2. re: scuffletown

                          Oh I know that thing "Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish Moss Peanut Drink"
                          Bought it in the midwest. It was like eating those syrupy cappucino drinks from the gas station with a tinge of peanuts.

                        3. Life Alive in Lowell, MA has the following smoothie on their menu:

                          "Elvis Alive

                          Peanut Butter, Cocoa, Banana, and
                          Almond Milk

                          Satisfy your sweet desires and at the same time give your muscles and bones power. Peanut Butter Cuppy!"

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                          1. re: lgss

                            Wow, I haven't had this shake in forever. They follow your recipe at Chuck's, a Temple Terrace (Tampa suburb) health food store. I love it, and now have to drive back to Tampa just for it!

                            1. re: lgss

                              That's just it though, as I said in my OP I'm not looking for smoothies. I'm looking to drink peanut butter. Although blending it with almond milk alone...that'd be good.

                              And all these other suggestions...the soup, the Big Bamboo, the peanut punch...are terrific. Thanks so much! I'll report back on any & all findings.

                            2. There is a place in San Francisco (on Divisadero) that sells them already in plastic bottles...

                                1. One of our local restos serves a peanut butter martini, complete with a miniature spoon of PB as garnish. Not sure how they make it, but I've seen gals drink gallons of the stuff. (I'm a girl too, but prefer my martinis more classically prepared).

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                                  1. re: mojoeater

                                    >>a peanut butter martini, complete with a miniature spoon of PB as garnish.

                                    Okay, now PB will be part of my last meal, and I think THAT is disgusting!

                                    Woe the day they messed with the perfect martini.

                                    1. re: mojoeater

                                      Actually, mojoeater, what restaurant is that? I'd be curious to find out the recipe, as I've decided to try a bunch of the stuff you all have suggested and reporting back here as well doing a blog post on it. (For those who are interested I've already got 2 recent blog posts titled Squishy Disquistion on Peanut Butter—one of which is an interview w/ a PB company man who's also a CH poster, though I'll let him reveal himself should he be so inclined.
                                      http://denveater.typepad.com )

                                    2. on a trip to jamaica a few years back i was hooked on a drink called "Peanut Punch." i don't remember who produced it, but it was sold in juice box-containers and was delicious. it was sold in most markets so there might be a way to get it here.

                                      1. PB Smoothie

                                        1 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
                                        2 tablaspoons smooth peanut butter
                                        1 cup chocolate ice milk (or similar light chocolate frozen yogurt or ice cream)
                                        2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
                                        1 to 2 cups ice cubes



                                        Peanut Coffee Frenzy Drink Recipe

                                        1 1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
                                        3 oz 7-Up
                                        2 tbsp Vanilla Ice Cream
                                        3 oz (Cold) Milk
                                        1/2 oz Peanut Butter

                                        Blend briefly with half a glassful of crushed ice, then add the 7-up.

                                        1. My mom used to make a hot peanut butter drink She used toasted rice, milk/soy, peanut butter. I think it's Taiwanese or based at least.

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                                          1. re: chowser

                                            Well, all of these recs have been just dandy. Thanks folks!

                                          2. Here is a drink I made for me and my gf. it's called the PC CRASH
                                            start with

                                            PC CRASH
                                            1 pint of Reeses pb cup & pieces PB ice cream.
                                            1/2 pint of coffee ice cream
                                            chocholate syrup
                                            Vodak and Kahlua (add as desired/18+ingredient )
                                            serve in a coffee mug with a pb cookie.

                                            it deff cures the late night sweet tooth and the adventurous spirit. try it and let me know what you think.

                                            1. I have seen a peanut tea on the menu of my favourite Vietnamese place. I have never tried it, so don'T know what it is like.

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                                              1. re: pengcast

                                                Wow, interesting. Anyone else heard of this?

                                              2. I am drinking Fresh Rice Peanut Drink from New World Company right now. Ingredients: Water, Rice, Sugar, Peanuts, Seasames
                                                It's very healhy to me besides the sugar.
                                                You can find them at cold drink section at 99 Ranch Market

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                                                1. re: eathealthy

                                                  Is it available online? (No idea where 99 Ranch Market is.)

                                                  1. re: eathealthy

                                                    Can you describe how this stuff tastes? I'm interested in trying it, but I'm reluctant to buy the full half-gal jug.

                                                    1. re: eathealthy

                                                      There's a peanut butter rice drink made in Flushing NY. You can usually find it in the grocery stores there in the cold food/milk section. It comes in small plastic bottles. The manufacturer is Le Chang Food Inc in Flushing NY

                                                    2. Ah, memories of days gone by... the peanut butter banana ono-ono shakes from KC drive-in here in Honolulu. A milk shake with fresh banana and peanut butter blended in. Yum! KC drive-in (waffle dogs) is gone, but the memories live on.

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                                                      1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                        Peanut butter chocolate shake was the one for me.

                                                          1. re: tatamagouche

                                                            Once again, my prayers answered. Just saw this on a Boston menu:

                                                            Peanut Butter Cup: cuervo silver, kahlua, bailey’s irish cream,
                                                            scoop of creamy peanut butter

                                                            I'm sure many a connoisseur finds that disgusting but I'll take it.

                                                            1. re: tatamagouche

                                                              Do they mix it thoroughly, or just drop a dollop into the glass and serve it with a spoon?

                                                                1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                  From your previous post I thought you'd tried it. Me, I'd take it in one of two directions. As a drink I'd want to puree it, probably in a blender with some ice to thin it out a bit. As dessert, I'd put the PB in a glass and pour the booze on top. But I presume it's meant to be a drink or it wouldn't have caught your attention.

                                                                  Where is this being offered? We're in Boston and might be able to check it out for you. I don't care for sweet drinks myself, but my son is in town on a visit and he loves peanut butter in any shape or form.

                                                                  1. re: BobB

                                                                    Noche...yes, I know you're in Boston. I remember you well from my time there. :) (I mean on the boards; I wasn't stalking you or anything.) No, I just noticed it on the Menupages menu.

                                                              1. re: tatamagouche


                                                                As a martini, I'm guessing it's shaken....? Or maybe stirred?

                                                                1. re: Emme

                                                                  Either way, I can't picture James Bond ordering one. ;-)

                                                            2. Old thread!! But I wanted to add, Torani makes a peanut butter flavored syrup. It is good when making peanut butter flavored drinks without the thickness of the actual peanut butter.

                                                              1. There is, It's called Castries' Peanut cream and it is divine.

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                                                                1. re: YAYME

                                                                  If the OP is still looking for peanutty drinks (not sure if it is actually made with PB though, sounds different than the peanut milk that ChowFun Derek refers to above as it appears to be housemade) and happens to be in San Francisco, poster vulber said in October 2009:

                                                                  K K Cafe 252 Divisadero at Haight sells peanut milk, which is one of their own creations and definitely a unique experience.

                                                                2. There is a PB powder that works for drinks or dips, or marinades or smoothies. Just add milk for the drink.


                                                                  1. How about peanut tea? I tried it in Ethiopia.

                                                                    1. Great recipes in this old thread. Definitely going to try the peanut rum punch. I like to feel less guilty so my go to summer breakfast smoothie is 1 banana frozen or not, 1/2c ice, 3/4c milk, big spoonful peanut butter, scoop hemp seeds,spoonful flax,spoonful chia seeds, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.

                                                                      1. Since this thread, I've discovered pb2 which I like using for drinks. It dissolves easily and is much stronger in peanut butter flavor than peanut butter. I put it in smoothies and drinks all the time. I don't care about the low fat aspect but the added taste.