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How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake
Background of Recipe
After my husband and I were married, we went on our honeymoon to Disney World. At what was then MGM Sudios, we went to a small 50s cafe for milkshakes. I chose a common chocolate chip milkshake, but my husband, who is always looking to try new things, decided to try a peanut butter and jelly milkshake. He loved it, so when we returned home, he began to make them himself. My children and their friends now like this milkshake as well. One of my daughter's friends in particular asks for it every time she comes to spend the night. This recipe is simple, uses ingredients always kept around the house, and has quite an interesting flavor
- 1-1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons any flavor jam or jelly
- 2 large scoops vanilla ice cream, can use other flavors as well
Putting It Together
- Combine all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend well.
- Serve and enjoy!!!!
Peanut Butter History
It is indicated that the first peanuts were found dating back to 950BC in South America, probably Brazil. The Incas made them into paste, and peanuts were found in tombs of mummies in Peru. Through trade, it is thought that the peanut went from Peru to Africa to Spain and then to the American colonies. Peanuts were reportedly grown in North Carolina as early as 1818, and George Washington Carver planted peanuts as an alternative crop when cotton was destroyed by weevils. Peanut Butter was created in the 1890s when a doctor in St. Louis was looking for a protein substitute for poor people with bad teeth. The doctor took his idea to a food products company and it was originally packaged in barrels and sold for about 6 cents a pound. Around the same time, a doctor in a sanitarium, Dr. Kellogg, began making a peanut paste for his patients. He and his brother actually patented the process of grinding the peanuts into peanut butter. The patent was for "A Process For Preparing Nut Meal". They then began to focus on their cereal brand. Joseph L. Rosenfield then invented a churning process that made peanut butter smooth. He licensed his invention to the Pond Company, the makers of Peter Pan peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Trivia
1. The two major peanut producers in the US are Georgia and Texas, with Georgia's state crop being peanuts.
2. An 18 oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts to be made.
3. The USA produces 6% of the world's peanut crops, while India and China together produce 70%.
4. Peanuts are not actually nuts, they are legumes and grow underground.
5. Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson, two presidents, were peanut farmers.
6. One acre of peanuts produces enough peanuts to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
7. The reason peanut butter sticks to your mouth is because the high protein content absorbs moisture.
8. Americans on the West Coast tend to like chunky peanut butter while Americans on the East coast tend to like creamy peanut butter.
9. Creamy peanut butter can be used to remove gum from hair and clothes.
10. The world's largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created November 6th, 1993 in Peanut, Pennsylvania and was 40 ft long. It contained 150lbs of peanut butter and 50lbs of jelly.