The White Pig rocked the milkshakes like no one else. Believe you me, best milkshake ever.
The White Pig? Who ever heard of such a name? People who grew up in Lubbock and were lucky enough to have been around the East side of town, that’s who. I remember the first time my dad took us there – y’all, this was a place that would have had the reigning spot on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Mostly in the Drive-In-turned-Dive part, but you know what? When the food is great you just don’t care.
We got burgers, fries, cups of water (hydration is key, people) and at the end of the meal my dad got us all peanut butter milkshake. I have to admit, I was a little more than freaked out. Peanut butter & Jelly? Yes please. Celery and peanut butter (a combo I despise now)? No problemo. Apples dipped in peanut butter? YES! But a peanut butter milkshake was almost too much to handle.
And then I tried it.
The heavens opened, angels sang, and the world stood still for that moment. I was hooked. No other milkshake has compared since. Until now.
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream (I highly recommend Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla, but just use your favorite)
- 3/4 cup milk, plus more as needed
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- chocolate syrup for the inside of the glass, optional
In a blender combine the ice cream, milk, and peanut butter. If the consistency is too thick for your liking, add a touch more milk. Drizzle the syrup inside of the glass you’re using and then pour in the shake. Drink with a straw or devour straight out the glass!
Granted the experience of the White Pig with it’s crumbling A-frame roof, picnic tables, and loud traffic from the university – that experience will not likely be in your kitchen. But that doesn’t mean the world won’t stop!