Pretzel, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Malted Milkshake

Chubby Hubby Milkshake | #recipe

Over the past couple of weeks, I have eaten at a number of places that have great burgers and milkshakes. I’ve gone all-in on the burgers, but have been way too full to even think about a milkshake. Usually, I get one to go, but I’ve been too full even for that. I had to take matters into my own hands and whip one up at home.ย When I’ve been in the mood for a milkshake at home, I’ve been making my fluffernutter version, which is so peanut butter-y!

While I was in college, my little dorm-size refrigerator had an itsy-bitsy freezer that was just enough room to stash some pints of ice cream. My favorite indulgence was Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream. If you haven’t had it, let me fill you in – malted vanilla ice cream is loaded with peanut butter-filled, chocolate-covered pretzels and swirls of fudge and peanut butter. For anyone that loves the combination of pretzels, peanut butter and chocolate, this ice cream was absolute heaven.

I made it into a milkshake, and it totally quenched my thirst for a thick and creamy shake that I’d been craving.

Chubby Hubby Milkshake | #recipe

I started with vanilla ice cream and added in a little milk, malted milk powder, peanut butter, pretzel pieces, and pieces of milk chocolate. This makes a super-duper thick shake, which I love; if you prefer a thinner milkshake, simply add more milk. You could also use semisweet or dark chocolate if you’d like; my Valrhona chocolate comes in oval-shaped disks, so I just broke them up with my fingers. You could use any type of baking chocolate bar or even chocolate chips.

This shake tasted just like the ice cream I downed by the pint-ful while in college,ย which is to say it’s absolutely fabulous.

I’m ready for another one!

Chubby Hubby Milkshake | #recipe

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Pretzel, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Malted Milkshake

Yield: 1 extra-large or 2 medium milkshakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

A milkshake fashioned after the Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream flavor.


2 cups vanilla ice cream (homemade or store-bought)
ยผ cup milk
3 tablespoons malted milk powder
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (homemade or store-bought)
½ cup pretzel pieces
½ cup milk chocolate pieces


1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree on medium speed until smooth and creamy.

2. Top with whipped cream and serve.


17 Responses to “Pretzel, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Malted Milkshake”

  1. Liz @ Floating Kitchen on August 5, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Oh man, I need this right now. It looks so good! And I’m always too full after eating a big burger, so definitely gotta make ’em at home!


  2. Mir on August 5, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Oh, how lovely. I’m all about thick milkshakes with a PB element! This looks so good. Can I have it for breakfast? Calcium, you know!


  3. Tom @ Raise Your Garden on August 5, 2014 at 7:14 am

    What guy doesn’t like a milkshake with chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels? The fact that I can be drinking/eating this in five minutes means I’ll be having this shake a few days in a row. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Erin | The Law Student's Wife on August 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Salty-sweet ANYTHING is my glorious downfall. I’ll take that entire glass and two straws please!


  5. Reshan on August 5, 2014 at 8:54 am

    How on earth do you think of these recipes? Sweet, salty, creamy! I soooooo need one


  6. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker on August 5, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Sweet and salty is really just the best combo!! This milkshake looks amazing!!


  7. Maria on August 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I could use one of these right now! I wish we could get together and eat my no-bake cookies with your shakes!


  8. Michael R. on August 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Thank you, Michelle…….another food group discovered! (next to bacon, barbeque and a Primanti Bros. Sandwich)
    Good times have come our way ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


  9. Emily on August 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, just saw that six years ago was when you posted your black and white banana bread recipe that I so often use! ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Kathy on August 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    You had me at Chubby Hubby. Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby is my favorite ice cream too. I will definitely be trying this milkshake- Thanks for sharing.


  11. Kelly on August 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Anything with peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels, I’m in! This looks so good!


  12. marcie on August 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I love the peanut butter-pretzel combo, and it must be even better with chocolate malt added to the mix! What a delicious looking shake. ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory on August 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    All my favorite treats combined into one deliciously indulgent shake. Pinning! ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Heather @Shards of Lavender on August 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Just pinned this luscious milkshake! Looks like the perfect blend of salty and sweet…


  15. Kate @ on August 5, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Where do you get malted milk powder? This looks good. I don’t want summer to end because I want to keep drinking milkshakes and smoothies ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Mary on August 6, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I just made the milkshake today! it was sooooo tasty! I loved it! I love thick creamy milkshakes too! especially if it has peanut butter and chocolate!!!!!!


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