Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake Recipe from 50’s Prime Time Cafe

DIY Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake
Make your own Disney Parks Inspired Recipe at Home!

For as long as I can remember, one of my favorite treats in all of Walt Disney World has been the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake at 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the perfect blend of sweet and rich! I always strategically get it after I check all my thrill ride fast passes off my list so I can truly enjoy it.

50's Prime Time Cafe in Disney's Hollywood Studios
50’s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers nostalgia flavors in a cooky ambiance! Photo: Disney

Fun Fact: This recipe was created in 1989 when a group of chefs were carrying out a menu tasting for 50’s Prime Time Café restaurant. Since its creation, it’s become a mainstay in the park and popular fan favorite! In fact, the restaurant sold more than 27,000 of these in 2016! It’s a recipe I have loved making at home as well.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshakes at 50's Prime Time Cafe in Disney's Hollywood Studios
50’s Prime Time Cafe’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake has been offered since the opening day of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Photo: Disney

See how they make it in the park in the video below!

Since the original recipe calls for ice cream, jelly, milk and peanut butter, a lighter, more “everyday” snack version has been on my list to find! Disney Parks came out with a DIY Peanut Butter n’ Jelly shake featuring whole strawberries in place of jelly. Check out that video below!

The switch from jelly to whole strawberries made the beverage a little easier on the stomach from the reduction in added sugar, but the ice cream still made it more of a dessert. Now, I am quite a big Disney Dessert fan, that is for sure! However, as many of you might guess, as a Dietitian, I like fitting in more whole Disney snacks that I can eat any time and not JUST for dessert! Enter: my Disney Parks -Inspired Peanut Butter n’ Jelly Smoothie recipe!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake
My Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie will satisfy your craving for the iconic shake from Disney Parks!
Ingredients for Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
Simple ingredients are used in the smoothie and allergy-friendly alternatives can easily be swapped in!

Here, I swap out the vanilla ice cream for vanilla Greek yogurt, adding more protein, and bonus – probiotics for gut health and immune support (1, 2, 3)! The whole strawberries that replace jelly are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant necessary for immune and skin health, offering even more benefit to this magical beverage (4, 5)! That’s right, with my Peanut Butter n’ Jelly Smoothie, you actually get some health benefits from drinking it daily (should you wish to do so).

DIY Disney Inspired Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake Smoothie

Disney Parks Inspired Peanut Butter n’ Jelly Smoothie

Ingredients

2 cups frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
¾ cup 1% milk or (dairy-alternative of choice – plain or vanilla flavored)
1.5 cups low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt (or non-dairy vanilla yogurt of choice)
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender adding the peanut butter last.
  2. Blend until smooth and fully mixed.
  3. Garnish with a fresh or frozen strawberry and serve immediately. Enjoy

Note: If you’re looking for the iconic jelly flavor, swap out the strawberries for 2 tbsp grape jelly, or try 2 tbsp raisins for a more whole food approach.

The nostalgia will hit you every time you drink this delicious smoothie. If you’re interested in more Disney Snacktivities, check out the following links and don’t forget to Comment below and on our Facebook page about your DIY Disney Snack Creations at home!

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Jamie Lee McIntyre MS RDN is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and contributor to The Kingdom Insider for Disney food, nutrition and wellness - related topics. She is a practicing Dietitian with over 11 years of experience, and is a nutrition communications consultant providing content online and on air in broadcast media. You can find her online (www.JamieLeeRDN.com), at the finish line of a Run Disney race, or in the parks scanning menus, reading labels and trying new foods!