I don’t have to remind you that if you or anyone sharing this drink is allergic to peanuts, stay away at all costs. Peanut punch or peanut drink as it’s sometimes called in the Caribbean, is a rich and creamy drink made with peanuts as the base as the name would hint. Traditionally it’s made with peanut butter (or you can grind freshly roasted peanuts, but who needs all that work), milk, condensed milk and with a hint of vanilla, but this time we’ll take things to the extreme by adding some more ingredients. So this is not your traditional peanut punch recipe.
2 cups milk (cold)
2 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
6 blocks milk chocolate
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 ripe banana
Notes. You can personalize this further by using whatever (fat content) milk you normally use and try to use a good milk chocolate – one you enjoy. The chocolate and vanilla ice cream will be enough to sweeten this drink, so there’s no need for sugar or condensed milk.
Give the chocolate a rough chop so it’s easier for the blender as well as the banana. Then place everything into the blender and blitz until you have a smooth consistency. Try to ensure the milk is cold as we really don’t want to add ice in the blender as I’ve seen other recipes do.
Chill in the fridge and serve cold (add ice if necessary to the glass) . This can remain in the fridge for a couple days, but do remember to give it a good stir before serving as the ingredients may settle when stored.
There’s enough in this recipe for 2 people and it’s easy to multiply the recipe if you plan on making a bigger batch. This is really a meal in itself and great way to start your Caribbean morning.