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Jun 10, 2008 06:55 PM

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 juiceā€”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

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          1. 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.