A creamy peanut butter and coffee concoction can be a delicious indulgence. This 5-minute recipe is a tasty treat that’s perfect when you’re craving something sweet and creamy.
You can make your own at home with just a few simple ingredients. It’s easy to customize this simple recipe to suit your taste.
If you want to make this drink extra special, you can experiment with different add-ins, such as chocolate chips or cocoa powder.
In this article, I’ll guide you through the best way to make peanut butter coffee at home within a few minutes, including how you can make it iced. Let’s get started.
What is peanut butter coffee?
Peanut butter coffee is a type of coffee that has been blended with peanut butter. It is usually made by adding a tablespoon of peanut butter to a cup of hot coffee and then mixing them until the peanut butter is well mixed in.
Peanut butter coffee is a popular drink among people who are looking for a quick and easy way to get some extra protein into their diet.
Peanut butter is a good source of protein, and it also contains healthy fats and minerals like magnesium and potassium. (source)
Peanut butter in coffee, does it taste good?
Putting peanut butter into your coffee makes a creamy, fatty, and delicious beverage. The addition of peanut butter takes the edge off of the bitterness of coffee while adding some valuable nutrients and calories to the mix.
If you love the flavor of coffee and peanut butter, this coffee recipe is worth trying out yourself.
You can make this drink however you like and customize it to taste with your preferred sweeteners or other add-ins, which I’ll discuss further down.
Before getting into the recipe, let’s go over the ingredients that you need to make this delicious coffee drink at home:
What ingredients are needed to make peanut butter coffee?
For this easy-to-make recipe, you’ll need three main ingredients:
- Brewed coffee – I like to use a French press because it gives the best flavor, but any way will do.
- Peanut butter – All-natural creamy peanut butter is my favorite. It has no added sugars, so you can also taste your home-brewed coffee!
- Milk of choice – You can use any milk. I’m using whole milk for a full and creamy flavor.
In five minutes, the above-listed ingredient will make the easiest and most delicious peanut butter coffee.
Cocoa powder is also a great add-in to your peanut butter coffee.
You can also experiment with different natural flavors by adding honey or maple syrup to your coffee.
I like to top my iced peanut butter coffee with a serving of whipped cream. It’ll add a bit of sweetness, and it looks amazing when serving it to your guests!
What is the best brewed coffee to use?
There are two main ways to brew coffee at home – drip and immersion. Both options will work remarkably well when trying out this recipe at home.
With drip coffee, you add ground coffee to a paper or metal filter that’s placed in a cone-shaped brewing device. Hot water is then poured over the grounds, and the brewed coffee drips down into a carafe or pot.
With immersion coffee, you add ground coffee to a vessel (such as a French press), then pour hot water over the grounds and let it steep for a few minutes.
After steeping, you use a plunger to push the grounds to the bottom of the vessel and separate the brewed coffee from the grounds.
You can make your coffee as strong as you like depending on the coffee beans you’ll be using.
Have a look below for the coffee roasts that I found work well with this coffee recipe.
Which coffee roasts are best used for this recipe?
Medium and dark roasts are best for peanut butter coffee. A medium roast has a deeper flavor than a light roast and will bring out the chocolate and nutty flavors in the coffee.
A dark roast will have an even richer flavor with more of a bitter cocoa taste, especially when using an extra dark roast.
Either roast will work well with peanut butter, but I personally prefer the taste of a dark roast with peanut butter.
Can you make peanut butter iced coffee?
You can definitely make peanut butter iced coffee at home! You can follow the same steps listed in the recipe below, but you can serve it on ice instead of hot.
I recommend cooling the coffee before mixing all ingredients together, or you can choose to add a few ice cubes to the blender to keep things cool.
Make sure you have enough ice cubes in the freezer so you can serve this coffee as cold as you can!
You can opt to make some coffee ice cubes beforehand. These special ice cubes will slowly release more coffee flavor in your drink instead of diluting it with water.
If you’re interested in making some yourself, you can find the complete recipe for it here. Now, let’s get into the recipe:
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of brewed coffee
- 1 tbsp (15 grams) of peanut butter
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of whole milk
- Ice cubes (for iced version)
- Optional: a sweetener of choice
To make hot peanut butter coffee:
- Brew coffee according to your preferences. I'm using the French press today.
- While the coffee is brewing, add the peanut butter and milk to a blender.
- Pour the brewed coffee into the blender once it's brewed.
- Blend until smooth, and a slightly foamy top is visible.
- If needed, add a sweetener until the desired taste is reached.
To make iced peanut butter coffee:
- Brew the coffee of choice (use the same ingredients as listed above).
- Cool the coffee completely. You can speed up this process by adding a few ice cubes to it after brewing.
- Once it's cooled down, pour it into a blender with the peanut butter, milk, and a handful of ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the mixture into a glass, top with ice cubes, and add a sweetener of choice (I've added whipped cream to my coffee). Enjoy!
For the iced version, you can brew the coffee before heading to bed and store it in the fridge overnight. This way, you can make this recipe in the early morning!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2.1gUnsaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 4.4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3.1gProtein: 5g
Peanut butter coffee is a delicious drink that you can enjoy any time of day and one that works instantly to give me energy and focus for the rest of my day.
In this article, I’ve guided you through an easy way to make this coffee at home, plus an iced version for those hotter days!
I hope you enjoyed this article and learned how to make peanut butter coffee that you can customize to your liking.
If you’re a fan of brewing coffee at home, then you can have a look below for some more coffee recipes that are worth a try!