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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.

1070

Strawberry crush

2 c. frozen strawberries
1/2 c. crushed pineapple
1/2 c. water
1/2 medium banana
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey

Blend in blender.

640

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.

630

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.

525

High-calorie breakfast shake

1 c. Half & Half®
1 packet Carnation Instant Breakfast™
3/4 c. ice cream
Blend in blender.

505

Grape slush

2 grape juice bars
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 c. grape juice or 7-Up®
1 tablespoon corn oil
Blend in blender.

493

Orange sherbet shake

3/4 c. orange sherbet
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 c. 7-Up®
2 tablespoons corn oil
Blend in blender.

480

Old-fashioned milkshake

1 c. whole milk
1 c. ice cream
Blend in blender.

420

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.

416

Carnation Instant Breakfast™

1 packet
1 c. whole milk
280

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

  • Ensure Plus ®, 8 oz. – 360 calories per serving
  • Resource Plus® – 355 calories per serving
  • Boost Plus® – 355 calories per serving
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast™ – 280 calories per serving
  • Fast Food Shake – 340 to 400 calories per serving