I’m a sucker for anything with peanut butter: homemade Reese’s peanut butter candy, peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter breakfast cookies, peanut butter stir fry sauce, or just straight peanut butter out of the jar. And now I can add peanut butter hot chocolate to that list!
I’ve made hot chocolate in the Aer Disc container before. I added 2 cups of milk, ½ cup of chocolate chips, and a dash of vanilla to the blender and let it run on high for 6 minutes. When I opened the list, I was pleased to discover a frothy mixture that was steaming hot and completely ready to enjoy.
Why have I never thought to add peanut butter to that foolproof recipe? Well, today I did. Just one tablespoon was the perfect amount to add the essential peanut butter flavor without overpowering the frothy goodness of traditional hot chocolate. My goodness, that recipe is a keeper!
P.S. Add a shot of Amaretto or Bailey’s for even more amazing flavors!
If you don’t have a Vitamix Aer Disc container, it’s worth investing in one. It is the easiest and best way to make every drink imaginable, from 2-minute lemonade to a hot chocolate martini. Plus it whips up a mean batch of Caesar dressing and lemon basil spread. Basically, the Aer Disc container froths, whips, emulsifies, muddles, and foams everything to beauty. Did I mention that it’s practically self-cleaning? That’s a win for every chef in the kitchen.
Check out all of our Vitamix Aer Disc recipes here. I use this gadget at least once a week in my kitchen and I’m constantly recognizing how many things I can make in it–including peanut butter hot chocolate.
- 2 cups milk (2% or whole milk works best)
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to your Vitamix Aer Disc blender cup.
- Gradually turn blender to variable 10. Blend for 6 minutes, or until the chocolate chips are melted and fully incorporated into the mixture. It should also be steaming and ready to drink!
Want even more peanut butter flavor? Add an extra tablespoon of peanut butter.
You can sub for your favorite nut butter, like almond or cashew butter!
This tastes amazing spiked with amaretto or Baileys too!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 12g