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Calling all peanut butter fans!!
If you love coffee and peanut butter, why not combine the two and treat yourself, or someone else, to this delicious and creamy peanut butter coffee latte? Vegan? Dairy allergy? Nut allergy? No problem! We have a vegan, dairy free and nut free option too. See below for our substitutions.
Quick and easy to make, this is one of the yummiest coffee drinks around, especially if it’s cold outside. And it looks pretty decadent too with it’s impressive chocolate dipped rim.
Now, although peanuts have a bad rap for being fattening, they only really pile on the pounds if eaten in excess or if you have already reached your calorie intake for the day.
Check out the following beneficial nutrients that peanuts are packed with:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A and more!
They can help prevent heart attacks due to it promoting good blood vessel function as it increases HDL (protective cholesterol) whilst lowering LDL (bad cholesterol). Studies have also shown that peanut butter actually slows down cellular again.
So now you know that it’s actually good to add peanuts to your diet, let’s get on with the recipe!
Make it vegan
Make it nut free
Make it dairy free
- Sugar – I like to use coconut sugar instead of cane sugar. It adds a lovely caramel flavour however you can use whatever sugar you have on hand.
- Instant coffee powder – Whatever type of coffee you normally use will be good enough. If you have an espresso machine, you will need one shot of espresso or 1 coffee pod if using pods.
Store cupboard ingredients
Store cupboard ingredients you will more than likely have at home:
- Milk – Dairy or plant based milk
- Peanut butter – Smooth or creamy variety
- Sugar (or your favourite sweetener) – As mentioned above, I like to use coconut sugar as not only does it have a lovely taste but it contains less sucrose than regular (cane) sugar. It also contains antioxidants and nutrients which are non existent in regular sugar.
- Instant coffee powder
- Dark chocolate
- Milk chocolate
- Whipped cream
It can help to get all your equipment out before starting in order to save time. You will need the following:
- 2 small latte glasses
- Immersion blender or milk frother
- Tablespoon or wooden spoon
- Small bowl for melting chocolate
- Add a chocolate filled rolled wafer to each glass immediately before serving.
- Instead of dipping the rim of the glass in grated milk chocolate, try finely crushed peanuts.
Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter?
Yes you certainly can however all the nuts will sink to the bottom. I’m sure not a problem for a peanut butter fan!
What if I don’t have whipped cream?
Not to worry. Simply omit the whipped cream and sprinkle finely grated chocolate over the top just before serving.
I don’t have a cheese grater to grate the chocolate. What should I do?
You can use a small zest grater or a simply a knife to create small chocolate shavings.
Can I use dairy free milk?
Yes, you can use whichever milk you usually use. I myself prefer almond milk so this is what I use.
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Peanut Butter Latte with Chocolate Dipped Rim
- 400 ml milk
- 2 TBSP creamy peanut butter
- 1 TBSP coconut sugar
- 1 shot espresso or 1 espresso pod or 1 tsp ground coffee mixed with a little hot water to dissolve
- 50 g dark chocolate, melted
- 15 g milk chocolate, melted
- 250 ml (1 cup) whipped cream, or can of whipped cream
Preparing the latte glasses:
- Grate the milk chocolate onto a small plate. Set aside.
- Melt the dark chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. Tilting the glass slightly, pipe, or drizzle with a spoon, the chocolate onto the inner walls of the glass creating large drips in both glasses.
- Using the back of a spoon dipped in the dark chocolate, rub along the rim of the glass till the surface is covered. Dip the glasses, rim side down, into the plate of grated milk chocolate you prepared earlier.
Preparing the drink:
- In a saucepan, add milk, peanut butter, coconut sugar and espresso. If using ground coffee, mix coffee with a little hot water to dissolve the coffee before adding to the pan. If using a coffee pod, prepare this first before adding.
- Heat on medium-high heat, stirring to mix the peanut butter with the other ingredients until smooth. Continue to heat the milk until it is almost boiling. There should be steam coming off the milk, but no bubbling. Decrease the heat if necessary.
- If the milk doesn't look completely combined with the peanut butter after heating, blend using an immersion blender or a hand-held frother.
- Pour the mixture in the glasses. Pipe whipped cream on top and decorate with swirls of melted dark chocolate and sprinkle with the leftover grated milk chocolate. Serve immediately.
Sit back, put your feet up and savor this delicious treat!