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Peanut Smoothie

Peanut Smoothie
Laura McCandlish for NPR

Hangzhou's Green Tea Restaurant wouldn't give out the recipe for their delicious smoothie. So I tried my best to re-create it. It's a rich and creamy, salty-sweet concoction. The taste invokes peanut-flavored Taiwanese snow ice and peanut milk bubble tea.

Makes at least 4 dessert servings

1 cup natural-style creamy peanut butter (unsweetened if possible)

1 cup whole milk

1/3 cup honey

3 1/2 cups ice cubes

Chopped salted, roasted peanuts (I used redskins)

Mix the peanut butter, milk and honey together in a blender on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. For a thicker smoothie, freeze mixture for at least 30 minutes before adding the ice (this step is optional). Then add ice cubes and blend until slushy. Spoon into glasses and garnish with chopped peanuts.

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