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Back to school season is in full swing, and so are the massive amounts of peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches. Being as excited as we are, we are of course celebrating with some fabulous Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshakes with Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™! These are great because its still hot out as we enter school, so a nice, cool milkshake is a great way to celebrate surviving the first week of school. To make them is even more fun, I did a race car version and princess version. My boys LOVED the race car milkshakes! They couldn’t believe it was red like their race car, and came with a new car on top.
My base for the shakes is the brand new Blue Bunny® flavor, PB ‘N Cones™ This flavor blends up so well, as a vanilla base with smooth ribbons of peanut butter and small, chocolate covered cone bits. At Walmart, you’ll see that Blue Bunny® recently came out with a whole new lineup of flavors and treats for 2017. Some of the other new flavors include: Rockin’ Rocky Road™, Monster Cookie Mash, Toffee Brownie Twist™, Bunny Tracks® and Mint Cookie Crunch. I also found that this year Blue Bunny® introduced the, Bunny Snacks. Bunny Snacks are smaller, bite-sized treats that little one’s can handle, and you can eat them before they melt in the heat. And, they have some great ice cream cakes out this year too! There are four flavors: Salted Caramel Pretzel, Chocolate Vanilla Twist, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Cookies ‘N Cream. Below is the Chocolate Chip Cookie, those are delicious! We devoured them. They are chocolate chip cookies and ice cream dipped in chocolate. Yummy!
They have all the new flavors at Walmart, which is where I go a lot. I also got all the ingredients there for the shakes as well.
Now let’s get to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshakes! Car and Princess versions.
PB ‘N Cones™ ice cream
Frozen Raspberries (Race Car Shakes)
Frozen Blueberries (Princess Shakes)
Milk of choice
Red Food Coloring
Red Ball Candies
(I had the boys help make these. They loved scooping the ice cream!)
First, fill your blender with about 7 big scoops of the ice cream. Then, add about 1 1/2 cups of frozen berries. The raspberries are for the race car shakes, and the blueberries are for the princess shakes.
Poor 1 1/2 to 2 cups of milk. Start smaller and add more as needed to get the consistency you like.
FOR THE RACE CAR SHAKES: add about 10 drops of red food coloring to make it super red. Add these drops in and finish blending. You’ll see the color turn nice and red.
FOR THE PRINCESS SHAKES: Add about 5 drops of red food coloring to make a pretty purple. The red will mix with the blue of the blueberries.
The milkshakes can then go into their cups with some whipped cream and sprinkles on top! The berries and peanut butter go so well together, just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich. We have to have straws with ours, otherwise there is a lot of milkshake that doesn’t make in their mouths.
My boys had a blast playing with their new cars, which you can find a pack of them for super cheap in the party supplies section at Walmart.
School started early for us, so the evenings are still super warm, making these Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cones™ milkshakes and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bunny Snacks or cakes. Seriously, nothing better than ice cream when the evenings are still long and hot!
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