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DIY Disney Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake from 50′s Prime Time Cafe

Welcome back guest chef Carol E. with a Do It Yourself Recipe for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake at the 50s Prime Time Cafe inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

A few years ago, I had an opportunity to have a meeting over lunch at the 50s Prime Time Cafe inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It was my first introduction to the restaurant, and boy did I fall in love with it!

Mom was in the kitchen cooking up nostalgic dishes like pot roast, fried chicken, pork chops, meat loaf, and other Americana favorites! Since I had never been, our friend Leni from Disney said we had to order the PB&J milkshake. Seriously, we were intrigued…the classic PB&J now combined with a milkshake? We had to try it!

It was amazing, and is seriously the reason I fell in love with this restaurant! Well, the milkshake and also the fact that your waitress yells at you to finish your vegetables and to clean your plate or no dessert for you! ;)

Ever since then, I have made it my mission to at least grab a PB&J milkshake every time I visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

I was excited…ok, actually beyond ecstatic to find the recipe for the very unique PB&J Milkshake in my Delicious Disney cookbook! Now I can have this treat anytime I want to at home! It’s seriously super easy to make and will definitely make you the most popular mom in the neighborhood!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake!

Let’s get started:

Ingredients

Makes 1 full size shake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake Ingredients.

-2 tbsp peanut butter
-2 tbsp grape jelly
-2 cups vanilla ice cream
-1/4 cup milk

See? Already super easy when it comes to the ingredients list! Here are the super-simple steps to make one of Disney’s most iconic milkshakes…

Step 1: In a blender, scoop in 2 cups of vanilla ice cream.

Measure ice cream.

Ice cream in blender.

Step 2: Add 1/4 cup of milk to the blender.

Adding milk.

Step 3: Add 2 tbsp peanut butter to the blender.

Peanut butter!

Step 4: Add 2 tbsp grape jelly to the blender.

Grape jelly!

Step 5: Turn blender on high and let it blend all the ingredients!

Blending ingredients!

-Serve in fun glasses, top with whipped cream and a cherry. Enjoy!!!

While it’s fun to make these at home for movie nights, pool parties, the kids’ sleepovers and really just about anything that involves people, you also have to try the original for yourself! You know, just to compare! ;-)

Enjoy!

And I’ll let you in on a lil secret!!! Shhh…don’t tell anyone else. Promise!?! Ok, here it goes…you don’t have to have reservations at the very popular 50′s Prime Time Cafe to try the PB&J milkshake! Here’s the deal, the Tune-In Lounge is the waiting area/lounge of the restaurant! It looks and feels like a living room right out of the 50’s.

You can walk into the Tune-In Lounge any time of day without reservations and order anything off the full menu, including the PB&J Milkshake! This is how I get to enjoy one every time we visit the park!

A Few Lessons I Learned

Really, there’s not a lot to change about this little recipe, it’s pretty perfect as is. But here are a few helpful hints.

-I did find it easier just to take a spoon and scoop 2 blobs of peanut butter and 2 blobs of jelly into the blender instead of measuring perfect tablespoons.

-Make a healthier version of this milkshake by adding sugar free jam or jelly, almond butter, low fat milk, and frozen yogurt to the blender. Yum! Another great reason to make these at home…you know what’s going into the blender!

What’s your favorite milkshake at Disney? Will you make this treat at home? Let us know in the comments below!

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15 Comments

  1. Sandy - winnieatepooh says:

    Yum, I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Laura says:

    And two huge thumbs up for the Blue Bell pictured!!! I realize that’s not what they use at Disney but it IS what we use here in Texas.

  3. Jordan says:

    Do you know if one of the shakes purchased at Tune-In would qualify as a snack credit on DDP? If not, about how much is one shake? :)

  4. Mark D. says:

    Although I usually measure everything the way you suggested, you should check out one of those plunger measuring cups like Alton Brown uses on good eats.

    http://www.amazon.com/KitchenArt-22101-Mini-Adjust-A-Cup-Satin/dp/B0018EHKWI/ref=sr_1_5?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1370526313&sr=1-5&keywords=plunger+measuring+cup

  5. Aaron Newton says:

    No matter what kind of ice cream or blender I use I’m never satisfied with the texture of my home made milkshakes. :(

  6. To make Colin’s lunchtime special, add a shot of Chambord to boost the jelly flavor. It’s my specialty at the Tune-In Lounge–tell ‘em Colin sent cha!

  7. Lyrid_M says:

    Will be making these next week. Need a little WDW in my life before our trip next Jan/Feb, and this looks like it will hit the spot. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Looks amazing, will be trying this very soon :-)

  9. Lisa H says:

    My family’s favorite milkshake @ WDW. I Like to order it with chocolate ice cream. Tastes like a Reese’s!

  10. Essie says:

    I’ve been wanting to try one of these in DHS, but haven’t yet. Right now, however, we have vanilla ice cream in the freezer and we always have PB&J and milk. So, I just have to get a blender. I’m thinking of trying something else in the meantime, like my mixer. It’s worth a try since we have a 2 day drenching rain storm with flash flooding coming at us. I’m not about to run out anywhere for a blender. I’ll see how I make out.?.? ;)

  11. Carol E. says:

    Sandy-It’s fantastic! We can’t get enough now!

    Laura- So you are saying there’s actually another brand of ice cream in this world besides Blue Bell!?!!;)

    Jordan- I don’t believe you can use snack credit, but it is a little less than $6 for the full milkshake pictured at the beginning with half the milk shake metal mixing cup also included. It’s like getting two for the price of one!

    Mark- I have one and love it, but sometimes it’s just not worth the measurement;)

    Aaron- Try this recipe…I have a low power, cheap blender and they turned out perfect!!

    Colin- Sounds great!!! May have to try it!!

    Lyrid-Let me know how they turn out for you and enjoy planning your next trip!!!

    Joy- Enjoy making them…seriously a great dessert!!

    Lisa- I guess those who like chocolate ice cream would enjoy this;) but I LOVE vanilla ice cream…it lets the jelly flavor stand out better!

    Essie- Try it…to you have a small spin blade for your food processor? It would do the same thing the blender will do for you! Let me know how it turns out!!!

  12. Sarah says:

    I tried that shake on our last trip and I thought it was awesome! Hubby wasn’t a fan of it, so that just means more for me next time. That is, if I can somehow hide it from my peanut butter devouring 2 and 4 year old boys… Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to whip some of these up. :)

    Aaron -Have you ever tried using an immersion blender? I LOVE using mine for milkshakes. I have a blender and rarely ever drag it out to blend anything because the stick blender is so much easier to use and clean. It also allows you to keep them nice and thick. I find that regular blenders tend to require more liquid than I like for my shakes/smoothies. I have have used it for shakes, smoothies, pureeing soup/salsa and making baby food. Although you are going to want to make sure it’s extra clean after using it for salsa, otherwise your smoothies might taste like cilantro… LOL. :P

    Here is an example of one on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CSB-76BC-SmartStick-200-Watt-Immersion/dp/B000EGA6QI

    I have not personally used that particular model/brand -just thought you might like a visual. Although I really like that metallic red one… hmmmmmm.

  13. Penny says:

    I am making this recipe but I am using all sugar free items

  14. JB says:

    Thank you for posting the recipe! I’ve never had it before because I can’t stand grape flavoring, love the fruit itself, but anything that has grape flavoring tastes like cough syrup to me. :( So it makes enjoying things like this near impossible for me. Now I can make it at home with any flavor of jelly I like. :)

  15. Jessica says:

    Just wanted to say I made the shake saturday and it was delish!! I did make some changes like strawberry jam and i use Lactaid milk 2% but overall it tasted delish to me. Had a little left in blender put glass in fridge my brother found it and gave it a thumbs up. very peanut butter with a taste of strawberry.

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