Kids will love this recipe for creamy peanut butter punch flavored with vanilla and nutmeg.
It's great for children's parties or as a non-alcoholic, if sweet, option for adult parties, for that matter. If you are adventurous, add some banana or chocolat or both!
- 1 3/4 cups evaporated milk
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- Optional: sugar
- Optional: 1 ripe peeled banana
- Optional: generous squeeze of chocolate syrup
- Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg
- To a blender container, add evaporated milk, water, vanilla, peanut butter, and optional sugar.
- If using the optional banana and chocolate syrup, you might want to omit any optional sugar. Blend for about 10 seconds until smooth.
- Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Source: "Tropic Cooking" by Joyce LaFray Young (Ten Speed Press)
More Beverages for Kids' Parties
- Frozen Hand Mystery Punch Recipe: Perfect for Halloween or any time an ick factor is needed. It's just apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice and ginger. Oh yes, and a frozen hand!
- Sangria Mocktail Recipe: Now the kids can feel like grown-ups with their own wine glass of nonalcoholic sangria made with fruit, grape juice, berry juice, and ginger ale.
- Nonalcoholic Egg Nog Recipe: This kid-friendly Yuletide beverage has no alcohol and the eggs are gently cooked to make sure there is no risk of salmonella food poisoning.
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Adults-Only Alcoholic Peanut Butter Beverages
Why should kids have all the fun with peanut butter? Try these adults-only peanut butter cocktails at your next party.
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Shooter Recipe: In this drink reminiscent of a PB&J, the jelly flavor comes from black raspberry liqueur or Chambord and the peanut butter flavor comes from Frangelico. Bread is optional.
- Cranberry Peanut Butter Hot Rum Recipe: This riff on hot buttered rum features peanut butter syrup with fresh berries and good-quality rum for a novel and warming quaff.
- Big Fat Elvis Shooter Recipe: Most people like this drink for its name alone but the flavor is just as good. One sip of this bacon-flavored whiskey mixed with peanut butter-infused Amaretto, maple syrup and applewood-smoked sea salt and you'll swear Elvis has not left the building.