Peanut Butter Milkshake Recipe

Peanut butter milkshake in a glass

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 3 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
708 Calories
49g Fat
51g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 708
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 452mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 307mg 24%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 765mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Everyone's had the classic chocolate shake, but a peanut butter shake? If you are a peanut butter lover, then this shake is a must-try. It's sweet and a little salty, and definitely not something you get every day. It is so simple to make, so satisfying, and you probably already have everything you need to make this beautiful concoction.

Deck it out with crazy toppings like toasted marshmallows, hot fudge, sprinkles, or crushed peanut butter cookies. Check out all of our-over-the top variations below.

"This peanut butter milkshake is a rich, delicious concoction you will want to make again and again. I could imagine a drizzle of chocolate sauce or a dollop of chocolate whipped cream as a garnish. It was easy to prepare and delicious!" —Diana Rattray

Peanut butter milkshake in a glass with straws
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Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Peanut butter milkshake ingredients gathered

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  2. Place the ice cream, milk, and peanut butter in your blender.

    Ice cream, milk, and peanut butter in a glass blender

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  3. Blend until completely smooth.

    Ice cream, milk, and peanut butter blended together in a blender

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  4. Pour the shakes into 2 large glasses. Then, top with whipped cream and chopped peanuts.

    Peanut butter milkshakes topped with whipped cream in two glasses

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck


  • Put your milkshake glasses in the fridge about 15 minutes before you plan to prepare and serve the milkshakes.
  • Softened ice cream is easier to blend. Let the ice cream soften at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes, or in the fridge for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Layer the ingredients in this order: milk, ice cream, then peanut butter. If you're adding any other ingredients, such as cookies, candy, or pretzels, pulse them in after blending the milkshake.

Recipe Variations

There are so many ways you can customize this simple shake.

  • Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake: Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to the shake. Coat the rim of a glass with chocolate frosting and stick mini peanut butter cups all over the chocolate rim. Top with whipped cream and crushed peanut butter cups.
  • Peanut Butter Pretzel S'more Milkshake: Blend in 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Broil a cup of mini marshmallows and pour that into the milkshake and blend away. Coat the rim of the glass with chocolate syrup. Dip the chocolate rim in crushed graham crackers and top with whipped cream, pretzels, and more broiled marshmallows.
  • Peanut Butter Oreo Milkshake: Blend in 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and 5 peanut butter Oreo cookies. Coat the rim of the glass with chocolate syrup and dip in crushed peanut butter Oreos. Top with whipped cream and more crushed Oreos. Or throw a whole Oreo or two on top.
  • Peanut Butter Caramel Blondie: Blend in 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup. Dip the rim of the glass in the syrup too and then roll in crumbled blondie pieces. Top with whipped cream, crushed peanuts, caramel sauce, and a chunk of blondie.
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Milkshake: Blend in 2 peanut butter cookies. Dip the edge of the glass in some thinned-out peanut butter and roll in crushed peanut butter cookies. Top with whipped cream and a whole peanut butter cookie.
  • You can replace the peanut butter with PB2, which is a peanut butter replacement that has a lower fat content. It's a powdered form and has some sugar added, so it will make this shake a little sweeter. The shake won't ever be super-low in calories, but this will save you a few.
  • To make this shake dairy free, substitute dairy-free milk, and ice cream.

How to Store Leftover Milkshake

  • A milkshake is best enjoyed right away, but you can refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours.
  • For longer storage, pour the milkshake into an airtight freezer container and freeze it for up to 2 months. Defrost it on the countertop for 10 to 20 minutes.