My husband and I are homebodies, best friend, lovers of peanut butter, Nutella, summer, and of course…whiskey and bourbon.
So what should one do with that?
Come up with a drink that combines all of those things and makes a night out of it! Oh and while you’re at it, you might as well watch a documentary about bourbon called NEAT: The Story of Bourbon, on Hulu. It will make the perfect date night in and tell you what the difference is between whiskey and bourbon.
If you’re a fan of peanut butter and chocolate combinations, as well as whiskey, you’re going to LOVE this drink we came up with.
A few months back we went to this vegan restaurant with some friends where we tasted an almond milk, peanut butter, chocolate whiskey drink. It was okay, but not great.
I knew I could make a better one, so I went home and experimented, and have been ever since. I finally feel like it’s ready to be shared.
The drink we had at the restaurant was poured over ice, which I tried with ours at first—but to make things even more exciting, I blended it! But don’t feel like you have to. I tend to change things up based on our mood. If it’s a colder day, we have it over ice.
There were a few tweaks we had to make — if you added too much peanut butter, it was overpowering. Same with the chocolate. I also realized that if you add a little extra sugar or sweetener, you don’t have to add quite as much Nutella, since that’s the only thing bringing in the sweetness.
Another way you can add a sweet factor is the almond milk — just buy the sweetened kind! If you so desire, regular milk is also an option, but I found that it made the drink taste more like a milkshake than a cocktail blended drink—delicious none the less.
The first night we tried it, we added a little stevia, thinking that might compensate so we didn’t have to add quite as much Nutella—that s*** is expensive in America. If we were still living in Germany, we would probably add the whole jar to one serving.
But since we aren’t, a little extra sugar is needed for a better result. Obviously, you can add whatever form of sugar you would like—maple syrup is one I have yet to try, and I’m guessing it would be another perfect match to all of those uniquely special ingredients.
Peanut Butter Nutella Blended Whiskey Cocktail
Super Simple Recipe for 2 — with a little extra
- 2 1/2 c ice (optional – either pour over ice, or make blended)
- 2 c vanilla almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened, depending on how sweet you want the overall drink)
- 1/4 c nutella
- 1/4 c peanut butter
- 1 tbsp stevia, xylitol, or maple syrup
- 2 shots Bourbon or Whiskey (I tend to use a less expensive option here as the whiskey isn’t the star of the show. Makers Mark, Tin Cup, or Bulleit are some good options!) Bourbon is a bit sweeter than whiskey, so keep that in mind when choosing your preferred spirit!
Add ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in some mason jars or whatever. Drink from reusable straws. Enjoy with popcorn while watching NEAT on hulu.