Peanut Butter + Brownie Chunk Milkshake

PERFECT FOR FATHER'S DAY! Peanut Butter + Brownie Chunk Milkshake #FathersDay #milkshake #chocolate #brownie #peanutbutterFather’s Day is just around the corner, and while I do not have any kids, I do have a couple children of the furry variety.  So I started to wonder…what if Maximus (Furry Kid #1) were to make me a Father’s Day meal?  What would it be?  I’m guessing it might be Banana Pupcakes.  (As a side note, I did make these for the dogs last summer.  They were cupcakes with ground dog food as a primary ingredient.  They smelled umm…interesting.)  But back to Father’s Day.  Ethel (Furry Kid #2) would probably become alpha-dog in the kitchen, which means that peanut butter would be involved somehow.  Both of my 4-legged children absolutely love ice cream, especially on a hot summer day.  So with that in mind, if Maximus and Ethel were to make me a Father’s Day treat, I’m nearly certain it would be this Peanut Butter + Brownie Chunk Milkshake.  Too bad they won’t get to clean the dish after this one!  (On a serious note, dogs should never ever eat chocolate.)

PERFECT FOR FATHER'S DAY!  Gooey Brownies #FathersDay #chocolate #brownieNow that summer is finally here in upstate New York, I’ve been breaking out the ice cream machine pretty often.  I started with this Vermont Honey Ice Cream, and it is still one of my favorites.  But this Peanut Butter + Brownie Chunk Milkshake is seriously delicious!  It’s peanut butter and chocolate together…how can you go wrong??  To make this milkshake even more special, I…err, Maximus and Ethel…started with homemade peanut butter ice cream.  You could totally just add a cup of peanut butter and a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream in a blender and still achieve a similar effect.  Likewise, this recipe features brownies baked from scratch, and you could totally use a boxed mix instead.  (This brownie recipe is loaded with chocolate, which makes it super gooey.  Difficult to eat by themselves, but perfect for this milkshake!)

To all of the fathers out there (no matter whether your kids have 2 legs or 4), Happy Father’s Day!

Peanut Butter + Brownie Chunk Milkshake

Yield: 3-4 Milkshakes


    For the Gooey Brownies
  • 1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (recommended brand: King Arthur Flour)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • For the Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • For the Milkshake
  • ingredients above plus 1-1.5 cups additional milk
  • Whipped Cream (optional topping)


    For the Gooey Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9"x13" baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cocoa powder and boiling water. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the unsweetened chocolate and stir until chocolate is fully melted.
  4. Stir in the butter and oil, and mix until combined.
  5. Add eggs, yolks, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  6. Next, add the sugar and stir until combined.
  7. Add flour and salt, and gently stir until well combined.
  8. Finally, fold in the pieces of bittersweet chocolate.
  9. Pour batter into greased pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 2 hours on a wire rack before cutting.
  11. For the Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  12. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until well mixed.
  13. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  14. For the Milkshake
  15. Using a sharp knife, cut about 20-25 1-inch square Gooey Brownie pieces. Set aside.
  16. Scoop Peanut Butter Ice Cream into blender and add 1/2 cup milk.
  17. Blend until you reach desired consistency, adding more milk as needed.
  18. Pour milkshake into glasses, adding brownie chunks as you pour.
  19. Top with whipped cream (optional).


Gooey Brownie recipe from Cook's Illustrated, March 2010


  1. Holy moly!!! Now THIS is my kind of milkshake! Peanut butter and chocolate so obviously go together but put them in brownie milkshake form, I’m ready to lose my mind over this deliciousness. Yum!

    • Thanks, Kate! I must say it was pretty darned delicious…and I have a little bit left over in the freezer for tonight. Woohoo!

  2. Not only does that milkshake look crazy awesome, the brownie chunks also look totally perfect. Nice and fudgy, the way I like them!

  3. Wow, I think I need this for breakfast!

  4. Wow, milkshake with brownie chunks, it doesn’t get much better than that, looks delicious!

  5. This post made me so so hungry. Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?!? lovely brownies! xx

  6. This looks incredibly delicious! I love how easy the ice cream is and no eggs!

    • Thanks, Mercedes! This cream is so incredibly easy…all it requires is mixing. (and a way to make the ice cream of course…)

  7. Whenever I see concoctions such as this, I always ask, “Who thinks of this?!” Invariable I quickly forget this question and silently say a thank you to whoever is responsible. Wow!! What a great idea, and wonderful post!

    • Haha…thanks, Dan! I really appreciate the compliment. (But trust me, there have plenty of failed attempts at deliciousness in the past, too. Ahem, Candy Corn Caramel Buns.)

  8. Oh my! This is sinfully perfect and great for Father’s Day (and mommy too)!!! P.s. this “Vermont Honey Icecream” has me intrigued… :)

    • Bella Marchesa! This milkshake was amazing…I might have to remake it now for actual Father’s Day. haha. And that Vermont Honey Ice Cream is delicious. And it is SO much tastier with the sliced strawberries on top, too.

  9. David, you really know how to create indulgent treats! This sounds amazing. I am such a pb and chocolate fiend. If I had some leftover brownies I’d be making this tonight! Hm. Better get baking… :)

    • Haha…thanks, Laura! There is always time to get in the kitchen and whip up some brownies. I’m thinking a PB + Brownie Chunk Milkshake could be making an appearance in your house this weekend!


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