Peanut Butter Milkshake
If there is one food that represents the United States, it is the peanut. A legume with hundreds of uses in food and in various industries, the plant replenishes nutrients in depleted soil, and the edible part is packed with nutrients for consumption. So multifaceted, so hearty, so American. Use it in a milkshake, and you have a sweet treat to sip while watching Fourth of July fireworks.
Makes 4 12-oz. shakes
1 quart of vanilla bean ice cream (we like Straus Family Creamery)
12 oz. of whole milk (also from Straus if available to you)
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter, organic if possible
Whipped cream (canned or make your own)
A few peanut butter and chocolate cup candies (we found some organic ones)
Blend the first 3 ingredients in a blender. Pour the milkshake into four glasses, and garnish with whipped cream and candy.