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Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This creamy milkshake provides a significant amount of calories to help meet your elevated energy needs. It's also packed with calcium to help make your bones strong.

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 1 instant breakfast packet, any flavor
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup ice cream, any flavor


  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1½ cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
616 calories
17 g protein
34.5 g fat
286 mg sodium
645 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Make different flavors using a variety of ice cream and instant breakfast flavors. Or try adding strawberries or other fruit for a twist.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD