I have a confession to make. I don’t eat peanut butter. I don’t eat sandwiches. I don’t eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When I first heard about this shake, I got queasy.
Try as I might, no part of this sounded good. But it is a signature drink, I had the authentic recipe, so I suppose that obligated me to try it.
It was painfully easy to make and I was willing to tackle it with an open mind… And I have to say, when all was said and done, this was actually pretty darn good.
It was more of a peanut butter flavor then a PB and J, but still the fear that I had that it’d be this nasty jumble of yuck was completely unfounded.
I will say though, if I were to do it again (and who am I kidding, I probably will), I’d up the jelly to 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) for just a bit more jelly flavor. I’d also ditch the blender and go for my handy, dandy hand blender.
Honestly, when I was making it I knew that I should have used it, but I think the excitement of rediscovering that I actually owned a blender made me throw caution and good sense to the wind.
The other observation I heard was that maybe slightly less peanut butter may make it taste slightly better… The nice thing with shakes is that its so easy to tinker with the basic recipe that you can make something for every taste with little-to-no effort.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake
As is served at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe and Tune-In Lounge, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons grape jelly
1/4 cup milk
3 cups vanilla ice cream
Combine peanut butter and jelly in a small bowl and mix until completely blended.
In a separate bowl, container, pitcher or blender, combine ice cream and milk. Top with the peanut butter and jelly mixture.
Using a blender or a hand mixer (I strongly suggest the hand blender), blend until combined and slightly frothy on the surface. Serve immediately in tall glasses with a straw and spoon.