How To Make Whipped Peanut Butter (With Amazing Recipes!)
Whipped peanut butter is one of the easiest desserts to make. With only two uncomplicated ingredients, you should be able to create one of the meanest and creamiest peanut buttery perfection that could either serve as your go-to sweet course or an add-on to your favorite cake or brownies!
This article is specially written for those who have no time to prepare a fancy dessert. We’ll be going through some recipes that can benefit from this whipped peanut butter. Ultimately, this is for you who just can’t help but indulge on something in the middle of the night while you Netflix and chill.
Things You’ll Need
For Method #1
- 1 pound natural peanut butter or fresh ground peanuts
For most of us who do not have the luxury of time to grind some peanuts, it's okay to get natural peanut butter that's sold in stores.
- Stevia or other sugar substitutes
While this isn’t exactly required because your peanut butter will already give this dessert the sugar it needs, sweeteners can give it an extra kick.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
The inclusion of olive oil here is no mystery. Those who love peanut butter claim that this ingredient is what makes the peanut butter flavor all the purer. Apart from olive oil, you may also try the wonders of honey, chili, and salt for that extra flavor. These ingredients have worked for me.
- Electric beater
Peanut butter is sticky and at times, chunkier. You’re going to need an electric beater that can withstand the peanut's nutty and grainy texture. Your beater should be dishwasher-safe because your peanut butter would most likely require you to clean it thoroughly with water and soap.
- Small deep bowl
For Method #2
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
It doesn’t have to be the fancier version of a heavy cream. I’d recommend using the Ultra-Pasteurized Grade A Heavy Cream that you can find virtually anywhere.
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
You might want to try Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter (the creamy variant, please). But if you're feeling adventurous with this, you may go for other peanut butter brands or even variants. That won’t hurt as I’ve also tried them too.
Note: Whipped peanut butter is low in sodium and carbohydrates. Approximately, it has 90 calories, 8 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrates, and 3 grams protein per tablespoon. You can check the full nutritional data via this link.
Procedure In Making Whipped Peanut Butter
For Method #1
1. Get a small, deep bowl where you'll place the peanut butter.
2. Get your electric beater and use it to beat the peanut butter until the oil is mixed in. The beater must be set at low speed.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil while you increase the beating speed.
4. Add a small amount of Stevia or any sweetener to taste. The sweetness of this recipe will depend on your taste.
5. Beat the ingredients on a very high speed now until the peanut butter becomes light and creamy.
6. Store the whipped peanut butter in a clean container and put it in the fridge.
For Method #2
This is the simpler version which will benefit you if you don't have all the time in the world to prepare a more time-consuming whipped peanut butter.
1. Measure the heavy cream you’d intend to use. Don’t go overboard with this as it may affect the overall consistency of your final product.
2. Whip the heavy cream until the ingredient begins to firm up. “Stiff Peaks” tend to develop a “liquidy” type of output when you finally add peanut butter.
3. Put a tablespoon of the creamy peanut butter. Resume whipping the ingredients until you see peaks forming. The stiff peaks won’t develop during this step as the peanut butter has already been added.
4. Taste your product if it meets your expectation. If not, you may add more peanut butter to make it extra creamy.
5. Either consume your finished product right away or set it in the refrigerator. I would normally do the latter as a whipped peanut butter is often more consistent in its texture when it is refrigerated.
Whipped Peanut Butter Recipes
1. Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
Replace your heavier frosting with this light and simple recipe. With just a teaspoon of vanilla extract and some confectioner’s sugar along with your extra creamy peanut butter and heavy whipping cream, you can add this recipe to your cakes, brownies, bars, or even that cream in-between your cookies!
2. Peanut Butter And Jelly Whipped Cream Mini Layer Cakes
You can add your whipped peanut butter in this decadent dessert that combines the fun elements of peanut butter and jelly. You can get more than four 3-layer cakes from this recipe. If you want more though, you only need to adjust the amount of ingredients needed.
3. Peanut Butter Whip
If you're craving for some creamy dessert ladled with chocolate and some vanilla, then this recipe might just be the one for you. Simply use your whipped peanut butter and sprinkle some bits of chocolate and peanuts, and you’re done.
4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Every day can be Valentine’s Day, so it's always timely to go sweet and sentimental with this personal favorite of mine. While the recipe doesn’t say you can alter it slightly with whipped peanut butter, you may still use substitutes for your liking. Also, you can simply use your whipped peanut butter on top of a slice of chocolate peanut butter pie to make it more buttery.
5. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pancakes
Drizzle your pancake fix with your freshly whipped, warm peanut butter. This recipe is specially loaded with chocolate chips that perfectly match your thicker pancakes.
6. Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting
Adorn your brownies or chocolate cake with your humble whipped peanut butter. The buttery taste of your concoction won’t overpower any given dessert because it has the right taste and texture even for a frosting!
7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Heaven
This Oreo-crusted cheesecake might not be lonely by itself, but if you add whipped peanut butter on top of it, it’s now considered a party! What else? This recipe won’t require you to bake! Finish it off by embellishing your crushed Oreos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and you’re going straight to heaven.
8. Whipped Chocolate Peanut Butter
This is ideal for those who just feel like snacking on something in the wee hours of the night, or even during the day, just for the love of dessert! With just an add-on of chocolate chips and some graham crackers, your whipped peanut butter will propel you to another level of buttery peanut experience.
This recipe is also the healthier version of your whipped peanut butter as this one contains a teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of coconut oil melted for your convenience.
9. Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna
You think you’ve had enough with the first eight? Perhaps the mother of them all, this recipe is lavished with goodness I cannot even express. With your whipped peanut butter somewhere in between butter cookies and vanilla pudding, you might just want to bake a whole batch just for yourself!
Some Winning Tips On Whipping Up Your Peanut Butter
Note: This is for those who prefer the use of heavy cream and peanut butter only.
- You want to make sure that you measure the heavy cream as you whip it until it begins to firm up. During this process, you also want to try to avoid forming stiff peaks and that “liquidy” state.
- When it's firm enough, you can go ahead and add a tablespoon of peanut butter and continue whipping it until you notice peaks. Meanwhile, you need to worry about “stiffing” as the peanut butter has now been added to the mix.
- You can consume it straight out of the bowl or place it in the refrigerator overnight so you can thicken the consistency slightly. While refrigerating your whipped peanut butter may be nice, you don’t want to leave it in there long. You don’t want a frozen whipped peanut butter.
Making a whipped peanut butter is probably the easiest dessert that you can make especially at times when you’re just handed with a peanut butter, a heavy cream, and some oil in your kitchen.
Whipped peanut butter is underrated. Not a lot of people know how versatile it is as an ingredient. From the simplest Whipped Chocolate Peanut Butter to that heavenly Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna, your whipped peanut butter is a proud ingredient no one should ever underestimate!
Did you find a recipe in the article you think you can try today? If you can add some more tips on whipping peanut butter, please feel free to add them in the comment section below. And don’t forget to share the article to your friends and family so they, too, can start enjoying the goodness of whipped peanut butter!