Peanut punch is certainly a Trinidadian and Jamaican drink favorite. This recipe is made with peanut butter and takes about 10 minutes to prepare.
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For this homemade recipe, I used:
- peanut butter: smooth or crunchy, it doesn’t matter as long as it blends well. You can also toast peanuts and grind them to make your own peanut paste for this recipe.
- banana: ripe to overripe are great here.
- evaporated milk: you can substitute with non-dairy options here like coconut, almond or another nut milk to make a vegan peanut punch.
- condensed milk: although this adds wonderful creaminess, feel free to use a sweetener of your choice like brown sugar.
- vanilla essence
- ice (optional)
- optional additions: try adding toasted oats, Angostura bitters, cardamom or ginger powder, chia seeds, ground flaxseed and granola. Make it boozy with a little Caribbean rum too. The variations are endless and tasty!
What does peanut punch taste like
If you are a fan of peanut butter and smoothies, you will love this peanut punch. It tastes like a creamy, peanut butter smoothie with mild spices.
Peanut punch calories
Due to the peanut butter and milk content, one serving of peanut punch made using this recipe provides about 495 Calories.
How to make peanut punch
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a blender (I’m using the Nutri cup of my Ninja kitchen system here). If you have the time, chill the ingredients beforehand if you are planning to serve the drink right away. But, this isn’t necessary.
Step 2: Blend until smooth and fully incorporated. Serve immediately with ice or chill in the fridge. It can last about 3 days in there. Feel free to garnish the drink with a pinch of nutmeg or granola when serving. Sometimes, I pour the punch into these popsicles molds I got on Amazon. The popsicles make a perfect, refreshing afternoon treat.
Peanut punch recipe
Peanut Punch (with Peanut Butter)
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ½ banana
- 250 mL evaporated milk
- 3 tbsps condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- ice (optional if serving immediately)
- Add all ingredients to the blender
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve cold.