Maybe that’s a weird title, but I’m a weird girl, and this is a bit of a weird drink. You came anyway, though… yay for you! Have a chilly glass of deliciousness.
This blended drink was inspired by frappé recipes created by Briana Thomas, an incredible food blogger. She gave me the idea to combine coffee + peanut butter when she did so in this recipe. I’m not sure I would have thought to do so on my own, but the combination is remarkably delicious!
I’ll share the inspiration behind the unique recipe title. Cocoa powder adds a chocolate element to this recipe… and chocolate + peanut butter = peanut butter cups! The title Peanut Butter Coffee Cup reminds me (and hopefully you!) of the main flavor components of this drink. Hey, it’s better than the
boring alternative: Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Drink. Right???
Funny story about the chocolate… I chopped up part of a chocolate bar to use in this drink, and when I saw the cute little chocolate slivers that shave off when you cut chunks, I thought, Wouldn’t that be just gorgeous on top of the whipped cream I’m going to put on top? So I carried the plate of little chunks and shavings outside where I was taking my photos.
I snapped some shots of the drink before I dressed it up with yummy extras. I then swirled on the cream and reached to grab the chocolate… but something unexpected had happened. (In my life??? You can’t be serious…)
The beautiful sunlight that felt so good had soaked into the chocolate. My fingertips got a nice chocolate mask and I had to forgo the cute whipped cream sprinkled with chocolate. Ah, well…
Let me amend that statement. I forwent the chocolate shavings, but not the whipped cream. Oh, no. Who do you think I am?
This drink isn’t super sweet, so feel free to add sweetener to taste. I used THM’s Super Sweet Blend to sweeten this treat, but you can substitute another favorite sweetener. Just for substituting reference, Super Sweet Blend is about 4x as sweet as sugar.
There’s a unique ingredient I’ve used in this recipe: glucomannan. This is a powder that comes from the konjac root, and in this recipe it works as a thickener. If you don’t have glucomannan, you could try making this drink without it. It will be a little thinner, but it should still taste good. If you don’t have glucomannan and want to get some, it’s available through Amazon.
Are any of you coffee fans? What is your favorite way to drink coffee?
Iced Peanut Butter Coffee Cup
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons Super Sweet Blend
1 tablespoon peanut butter
Dash vanilla extract
½ teaspoon glucomannan
6 ice cubes
Dump everything into a blender and blend! Top with whipped cream for the ultimate treat.
– This amount of ice makes a nice drinkable consistency (that is, it was drinkable after I finished photographing it in the sun 🙂 ). Feel free to adjust the amount of ice to your personal preferences.
– After you blend all of the ingredients together, you could toss in some chopped chocolate (dark chocolate is my favorite) and pulse for a few seconds to chop it into smaller pieces. Now you have a chocolate-flecked drink!