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It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

June 19, 2009

In the comments to PWTIC’s peanut butter coffee post, reader Meera writes:

I just tried this idea, and my dad walked in and jokingly suggested I add jelly. So I did, and it was actually really good. It’s like a sandwich in your coffee. Highly recommended.

Why hadn’t I thought of it? PB & J go so well together in sandwiches, that there is no reason they can’t get it on in coffee as well.


So I took the condiments I had lying around.


Put them in one of the party cups for the Magic Bullet blender. With a bit of sweetener, but not too much; jam should already be sweet, right?


Some cream.


Put it all in a Magic Bullet (or other blender of your choice), blend it up, and you’re left with a lovely looking foamy drink.

Taste-wise, this is actually the weirdest coffee I’ve made so far. The peanut butter, now blended right in with the coffee due to the magic of the blender, hinted at great things. But the jam gave the whole thing a sour flavour; like the cream had gone bad … or curdled, which maybe it had. It’s possible that the rather bitter pomegranate jam I used wasn’t the best compliment to coffee. If I do this again, I’ll try something sweeter like that strawberry junk that’s loaded with sugar; maybe then I can share Meera’s enthusiasm.

The blender also failed to fully solve PWTIC’s persistent sludge-at-the-bottom problem:


Seeds and PB goo at the bottom. Oh my!

So hey, not quite a recommendation, but it’s got potential.

Other peanut butter sandwich combinations on the to-do list: peanut butter banana and peanut butter pickle.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Meera permalink
    June 19, 2009 11:09 pm

    About five minutes after I suggested this concoction to you, it got really gross. But at least now we know, right?

  2. June 20, 2009 2:00 pm

    It was an educational experience, that’s for sure. 🙂

  3. Leah permalink
    June 20, 2009 10:12 pm

    Horseradish in coffee! Garlic?

  4. June 20, 2009 11:04 pm

    Horseradish (and wasabi) are definitely on the to-do list.

    A whole slice of cake blended into a cup of coffee? Hmmm that could be delicious.

  5. June 27, 2009 11:13 pm

    Hey, why not PB&J!

  6. Jim permalink
    January 29, 2010 5:01 pm

    5 Spice (available at bulk food or health food stores) tastes great so does anise hyssop(you’ll probably have to grow your own).A lot of gardens have herbs growing as ornamentals take a look around in summer and learn to identify mint family plants,most of them make great additions to coffee(anise hyssop is a mint)Catnip grows wild and can be used in coffee so
    check out wild plants as well.

  7. bocephus permalink
    January 31, 2010 8:22 pm

    there is a woman that is a regular at my restaurant that we call Ginger Coffee. We serve a soda made from fresh ginger and a syrup made from cooked down fresh berries. She orders a coffee and a soda, drinks some of the coffee and then adds the soda. I’ve never tried it, but the thought of it makes me a little sick.

  8. February 1, 2010 5:21 pm

    Jim: Thanks! Catnip is a suggestion I haven’t heard before. I assume it doesn’t get humans high the same way it does cats? (although combined with caffeine, that would be interesting indeed). Mint is great in coffee.

    Bocephus: That’s an unusual one too. Does she have red hair?

    • Jim permalink
      February 5, 2010 3:14 pm

      Catnip has a mild sedating effect on humans something like chamomile(which might also taste good in coffee)

  9. Becks permalink
    March 8, 2010 6:00 pm

    How about Nutella? If it blended well, it could be pretty yummy – chocolate, hazelnuts, and coffee — MMMmmmm. Maybe I’ll have to try that for myself.


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