chocolate peanut butter malted milkshakes.

things have been pretty hectic around here.

we’re busy with wedding plans, menu tastings, music planning, and invitation making.

we’reĀ  busy with school, our days filled with projects and papers and exam questions.

we’re busy trying to stay active. i’m trying to be a bit healthier, so i split my time at the gym and the yoga studio.

basically, we’re just the busiest damn bees ever.

so what do tired, stressed, overworked people want to indulge in when they get a minute to relax?

milkshakes. duh.

who doesn’t like a milkshake? i mean, come on.

a milkshake is something that takes almost no time and no effort at all to enjoy. but yet, it’s possibly the most enjoyable, soul-satisfying, comforting drinkable dessert that i can think of. if you’re stressed, or panicky, or just need to calm the hell down, please drink a milkshake. i promise you will feel so, so much better. the whole world fades away for a minute; a brief, beautiful, delicious minute of peace and calm.

plus, you’re kind of supposed to drink it with a straw. it’s perfect if you need a little pick-me-up while on the go.

the sweetness of chocolate, the richness of peanut butter, and the unique flavor of malt marry together beautifully. hands down, this is probably one of the best milkshakes i’ve ever had.

this recipe is indulgent, to say the least, but a milkshake isn’t an everyday occurrence.

oh, believe you me, part of me thinks a milkshake a day would be very, very good. then again, if you had one every day, it wouldn’t be quite as special. it wouldn’t feel like a special, decadent treat. the milkshake simply wouldn’t serve its purpose of making you feel happy and special if you had one every day!

if you’d prefer to indulge in a slightly healthier way, there are plenty of swaps you can make that will lighten it up a bit.

let’s all take a mini-break from our crazy, hectic lives to sit down and enjoy a chocolate peanut butter malted milkshake, shall we?

chocolate peanut butter malted milkshake

Yield: one 16 ounce milkshake.

Prep Time: 1 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 2 minutes

this recipe can easily be doubled, that is, if you feel like sharing.

Ingredients:

1/4-1/2 cup milk, depending on how thick you'd like your milkshake (use whole, soy, fat free...whatever you like!)
1/2 cup chocolate ice cream (frozen yogurt or gelato works well, too!)
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter (i like whipped peanut butter the best!)
1 tablespoon malted milk powder
1/2 tablespoon malted milk balls, crushed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth, about one minute.

top with softly whipped cream and garnish with crushed malted milk balls.

enjoy immediately!

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4 Responses to “chocolate peanut butter malted milkshakes.”

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    Katie — April 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Oh yum…that sounds absolutely amazing! Wanna make me one?

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    jaclyn — April 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    thanks katie! i would totally love to make you one! maybe i’ll smuggle my blender into blogher food and we’ll have a late-night milkshake party!

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    Jessica — April 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Ran across your blog today, and just have to say this looks amazing!! We love to make milkshakes, especially rich chocolatey ones like this after the kids go to bed. I’m saving this recipe so I can get the ingredients tomorrow morning! Thanks for the idea!!

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    jaclyn — April 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    thank you for the sweet words! this is definitely the perfect late-night milkshake treat; it’s so decadent! enjoy, and thanks for reading!

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