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Nutrition and Cancer: Recipes For High-Calorie Drinks

Recipes for high-calorie shakes and drinks

Calories per serving

Chocolate-peanut butter shake

1/2 c. heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

1 1/2 c. chocolate ice cream

Blend in blender.


Strawberry crush

2 c. frozen strawberries

1/2 c. crushed pineapple

1/2 medium banana

1/2 c. water

6 tablespoons sugar

1/4 c. lemon juice

2 tablespoons honey

Blend in blender.


Peaches and cream

1 c. milk

1 c. canned peaches

1 c. vanilla ice cream

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Blend in blender.


Apple pie a la mode

1 c. apple pie filling

1/2 c. milk

1 c. vanilla ice cream

Dash of cinnamon

Blend in blender.


High-calorie breakfast shake

1 c. Half & Half

1 packet Carnation Instant Breakfast

3/4 c. ice cream

Blend in blender.


Grape slush

2 grape juice bars

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1/2 c. grape juice or lemon-lime soda

1 tablespoon corn oil

Blend in blender.


Orange sherbet shake

3/4 c. orange sherbet

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1/2 c. lemon-lime soda

2 tablespoons corn oil

Blend in blender.


Old-fashioned milkshake

1 c. whole milk

1 c. ice cream

Blend in blender.


Hot chocolate

3 oz. milk chocolate

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon butter

1 c. Half & Half

Melt chocolate and butter.

Add vanilla and slowly stir in Half & Half, small amounts at a time.

Reheat to desired temperature.


Carnation Instant Breakfast

1 packet Carnation Instant Breakfast

1 c. whole milk


Other high-calorie drinks come ready-made and are available in most grocery stores and pharmacies, including the following:

  • Ensure Plus, 8 oz - 350 calories per serving

  • Resource 2.0 - 480 calories per serving

  • Boost Plus - 360 calories per serving

  • Carnation Instant Breakfast - 240 calories per serving

Nutrition and Cancer: Recipes For High-Calorie Drinks - WellSpan Health

Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Piccolo, Amanda, RD
Last Review Date: 2014-02-03T00:00:00
Last Modified Date: 2014-03-20T00:00:00
Posting Date: 2008-11-30T00:00:00
Published Date: 2014-04-30T00:00:00
Last Review Date: 2012-06-09T00:00:00
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