Every once in a while, I get the urge for a malted milk shake – what was just called a “malt’ when I was a teenager, back in the day. If you ordered a burger and fries, you ordered a “malt” to go with it! Sometimes you ordered just a “malt” with 2 straws and you shared it with your BFF or …. Whomever. We even ate Horlick’s Malt Candies, a round wafer of malt flavored sugar. (I sure wouldn’t mind a couple of those now!)
A malt was simply a milk shake with malt powder added – no big deal to order but a completely different taste. A certain drive in restaurant brags about their milk shakes so I adapted theirs to be a PB Malt!
For those of you with a peanut allergy, try almond butter or (to be really decadent and ultra-sweet) macadamia nut better or any nut butter you have handy or want to try. This will serve 2 maybe?
Super Sonic PB Malted Milk Shake
- 2-1/4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, your choice)
- 2 Tbsp. chopped peanuts (or other nuts if you are using another nut butter)
- Whipped cream, optional, for topping
Combine ice cream, milk and peanut butter (or other nut butter) in blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Top with whipped cream (optional) and garnish with coarsely chopped nuts.
To frost nuts as shown in this picture, take 1 egg white and beat until frothy. Roll or paint outside rim of glass about 1/2” from top and immediately roll in crushed or coarsely chopped nuts. Set aside to set before making the Malt. Spoon or pour the malt carefully into the glass so you don’t disturb the nuts. You can still garnish with whipped cream and more nuts on top!