Peanut Hottie – Making Peanut Butter Milkshakes

Peanut butter is one of those love/hate things. I’m firmly on the side of loving it. I love it on toast, in salad sandwiches and a more recent love, in milkshakes.

I was uber excited when I got wind of Peanut Hottie which is a peanut butter hot drink like hot chocolate but peanut butter instead. Sounds weird. Looks weird. Is incredible. I know this because the moment the postman delivered me a sample, I put the kettle on.

Peanut Hottie
It’s easy to make, just four teaspoons in a mug of hot water, a vigorous stir and you’re in peanut butter heaven (or hell depending on if you’re one of those weird hater people).

With the sample came a note inviting my imagination to go wild, use Peanut Hottie in any culinary way I saw fit and to blog the results. I thought long and hard about this, then realised I needed to play to my strengths. Add lashings of booze was my answer!

My friend Lou has a cafe where I spend quite a lot of time. It is a lovely cafe with a massive selection of teas, as well as brilliant cake. Amongst those in the know (taps nose with finger) they also make pretty darn special milkshakes. It was to Lou I turned with my mad ideas, he had the equipment and expertise. I had a tub of Peanut Hottie and a crazy milkshake dream.

First off we tried Peanut Hottie and Caramel, here’s what we did…
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
4 teaspoons of Peanut Hottie
1 dessert spoon of caramel sauce
350mls of milk

Whizz it all up in a blender, add optional squirty cream and decorate with whatever you fancy, maybe chopped peanuts or a cookie.

It was incredible. It was really peanutty with a slight undertone of caramel. It was sweet but not too sweet. Lou downed his in about 4 seconds and he was really impressed with the way the Peanut Hottie powder blended. I loved it. It’s up there with the greats.

Next we tried the game changer, the Peanut Hottie and Bourbon
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
4 teaspoons of Peanut Hottie
2 shots of bourbon
350mls of milk

Whizz it all up in a blender, again add optional squirty cream and decorate with whatever you fancy, maybe chopped peanuts or a cookie.

This makes me happy just thinking about it. Yes it was boozy, but just the right level, it added a gentle background warmth and worked so incredibly, amazingly well with the peanut flavour, Lou was blown away. I loved it, I can’t ever imagine a peanut butter milkshake without bourbon in it now. It sounds wrong, but it is so right.


I love Peanut Hottie and I’m pleased that it has fewer calories than the actual butter. However this is negated if you make a milkshake with ice cream, bourbon and caramel, but totally worth it!

What would you do with Peanut Hottie?

Disclaimer: I was sent a jar of Peanut Hottie to try free of charge with the proviso that I blog honestly about it. Peanut Hottie is available from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

36 thoughts on “Peanut Hottie – Making Peanut Butter Milkshakes

  1. Oh my goodness that sounds amazing! I wonder if you could cook with it like you can Cocoa powder?? Cake anyone??!!! Xx

    1. It sounds sooo good! And in response to Marissa… I use actual PB in cake mix AND in butter icing on cakes. Just substitute it for some of the margarine or butter! 🙂

  2. That looks soooo good! Im not a fan of peanut butter but I do love anything nutty flavoured and american peanut butter flavour sweets! not sure what I would make with it tho, maybe in cupcakes or as a cupcake topping but I do love caramel lattes wonder if you could make a good flavoured coffee #binkylinky

  3. Where stocks this Рwe NEED this in our house!!?? Your milkshakes look amazing, wish I had a friend with a caf̩. Xx

  4. Wow – I wish my mum could make Milkshakes like that, I will make sure she reads your post 😉 xxx Ax

  5. WOW WOW WOW!!!! I LOVE peanut butter!!! In fact my friend just made me a batch of peanut butter cupcakes!!! Peanut butter in the icing and peanut butter in the sponge!!!! DIVINE! #BinkyLinky

  6. I LOVE peanuts and so does Grace – in fact I bought her some honey and peanut cereal from Lidl today. I haven’t seen this…I NEED some!! thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  7. Oh dear…I am one of those weird peanut butter haters lol, but my husband loves it, and he loves milkshakes, so I am pretty sure he would love your recipes! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  8. This looks amazing as I love peanut anything but unfortunately my son is deathly allergic so not even mr p or I can touch or eat anything that has it. But I wish I would have saw this when I was on my peanut phase a few years ago. Great review!!

  9. Omg I need this in my life, I absolute adore peanut butter!!! x #triedtested

  10. I’m totally on the hell side I have to admit. I like that fact you can do so much with it though.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  11. I’m not sure if this sounds nice or not lol – I’m sure my husband would love it though #tried&tested

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