10 Delicious Homemade Weight Gainer Shake Recipes With 800+ Calories

Steve Shaw
Written By: Steve Shaw
June 8th, 2020
Updated: March 18th, 2021
Categories: Articles Nutrition
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Delicious vanilla weight gainer shakes
10 amazing weight gainer shake options for those of you who are having a tough time packing on size. Try these 800 calorie plus shakes and let us know what you think!

Having trouble gaining weight and sick of eating the same old bland thing?

These weight gainer shakes are healthy, nutritious and simple to make. Each of them contains at least 800 calories, and are comprised of easy to find ingredients.

When putting together these recipes I made sure to add some form of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Feel free to tweak the recipes as needed, and add in additional ingredients to taste.

Here are the 10 recipes contained in this article:

Related: 3 Healthy High Calorie Snacks for Hardgainers

Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 16 ounces 292 15.7 g 15.8 g 25.6 g
Dark Chocolate, 2 ounces (melted) 340 4.4 g 24.2 g 26.1 g
Almond Butter, 2 tablespoons 203 4.8 g 18.9 g 6.8 g
Chocolate Protein Powder, 2 scoops 220 50 g 0 g 2 g

For protein powder choices, any popular chocolate or dark chocolate flavor will work. Here are some dark chocolate and chocolate flavors worth consideration:

For additional calories, here are some mass gainers you might want to try:

Directions: Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler, or gently in the microwave. Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

cookies & cream shake

Cookies & Cream Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 223 12 g 12 g 17 g
Heavy Cream, 2 ounces 200 0 g 20 g 4 g
Oreos, 2 cookies 107 1 g 5 g 17 g
Cookies & Cream Protein Powder, 2 scoops 280 50 g 4 g 10 g

There are several brand that make delicious cookies & cream flavored protein. You can also use any popular vanilla protein powder.

Here are some cookies & cream flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Mint and Ice Cream Dessert Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 8 ounces 146 7.9 g 7.9 g 12.8 g
Ice Cream, 1 cup of vanilla or chocolate 460 8 g 28 g 46 g
Mint Extract, 1/4 teaspoon 0 0 g 0 g 0 g
Chocolate Mint Protein Powder, 2 scoops 230 48 g 3 g 4 g

You can use either vanilla or chocolate ice cream. You can also use plain vanilla or chocolate protein powder with the fresh mint, instead of using a mint protein powder.

Here are some chocolate mint protein powder flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Banana and Strawberry Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need: 

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 293 15.7 g 15.9 g 25.7 g
Heavy Cream, 4 ounces 413 2.5 g 44.3 g 3.3 g
Banana, 1 large 120 1.5 g 0.4 g 31.1 g
Strawberries, 4 medium 15 0.3 g 0.1 g 3.7 g
Strawberry Banana Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 48 g 2 g 8 g

For protein powder choices, I recommend you choose a strawberry banana flavor. If you don't have access to this flavor, use a banana flavored powder or vanilla.

Here are some strawberry banana and banana flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

caramel and coffee shake

Caramel Cream and Coffee Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 8 ounces 146 7.9 g 7.9 g 12.8 g
Heavy Cream, 4 ounces 413 2.5 g 44.3 g 3.3 g
Brewed Coffee, 4 ounces 1 0.1 g 0 g 0 g
Caramel Topping, 2 tablespoons 103 0.6 g 0 g 27 g
Caramel Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 48 g 2 g 8 g

For protein powder choices, there are several companies that make an "caramel" flavor. Here are some flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Peanut Butter and Bacon Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 16 ounces 293 15.7 g 15.9 g 25.7 g
Peanut Butter, 3 tablespoons 282 12 g 24.2 g 9.4 g
Bacon, 2 strips, cooked 92 6.3 g 7.1 g 0.2 g
Peanut Butter Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

There are several delicious options for peanut butter flavored protein. You can also use any popular vanilla protein powder.

Here are some peanut butter flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Cook bacon until crispy. Break up one piece and place on top of the shake as a garnish. Place all ingredients in a blender, including the second piece of bacon, and gently pulse blend until the piece of bacon is completely incorporated and appears as speckles in the shake, not small pieces.

Pineapple, Coconut and Cinnamon Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 219 11.8 g 11.9 g 19.2 g
Heavy Cream, 2 ounces 205 1.2 g 22 g 1.7 g
Canned Coconut Milk, 2 ounces 111 1.1 g 12 g 1.6 g
Pineapple, 3 ounces 43 0.5 g 0.1 g 11.2 g
Cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground 3 0 g 0 g 0.9 g
Cinnamon Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 48 g 2 g 8 g

For protein powder choices, there are several "cinnamon" flavor choices that you might want to try in this recipe. You can also use any popular vanilla protein powder.

Here are some cinnamon-based flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

oatmeal and brown sugar shake

Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Breakfast Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 219 11.8 g 11.9 g 19.2 g
Heavy Cream, 2 ounces 205 1.2 g 22 g 1.7 g
Instant or Regular Oats, 1 ounces  107 3.7 g 1.8 g 19.2 g
Brown Sugar, 4 teaspoons 69 0 g 0 g 17.9 g
Vanilla Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are numerous companies that make a "vanilla" flavor.

Here are some vanilla flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Chocolate Malt Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 219 11.8 g 11.9 g 19.2 g
Heavy Cream, 2 ounces 205 1.2 g 22 g 1.7 g
Hershey's Whoppers, 10 pieces 100 0.5 g 3.5 g 16 g
Dark Chocolate, 1 ounces (melted) 170 2.2 g 12.1 g 13 g
Chocolate Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are numerous companies that make a "chocolate" flavor. 

Here are some chocolate flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour into the blender. Place the rest of the ingredients in the blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder and Whoppers lumps are gone.

chocolate avocado banana shake

Chocolate Avocado Weight Gainer Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Chocolate Milk, 12 ounces 311 11.9 g 12.7 g 38.7 g
Avocado, 1 ripe, halved and pitted 240 3 g 22 g 12.8 g
Banana, 1 medium 105 1 g 0 g 27 g
Dark Chocolate, 1 ounces (melted) 170 2.2 g 12.1 g 13 g
Chocolate Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are numerous companies that make a "chocolate" flavor.

Here are some chocolate flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour into the blender. Place the rest of the ingredients in the blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder and avocado lumps are gone.

Notes

Have you tried any of these recies, or experimented with your own weight gaining shakes? Please let us know in the comments section below.

22 Comments
Gareth
Posted on: Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:15

Is there any harm in making a big jug of a high protein smoothie and consume one full glass in morning and one then again at night time ? Any harm in this or is just one glass/day sufficient?

Jes
Posted on: Sun, 01/08/2017 - 22:36

2600+ calorie weight gain shake.

1 cup whole milk (150 cal)
8oz nutritional plus shake (ie Ensure plus) (350 cal)
6oz almonds (1,020 cal)
1/2 cup oatmeal (150 cal)
2 large bananas (210 cal)
4 tbsp honey (240 cal )
1 cup chocolate ice cream (340 cal)
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (140 cal )

or

1500+ calorie shake if that one's too thick

1 cup whole milk (150 cal)
1 nutritional plus shake (ie Ensure plus) (350 cal)
1 cup chocolate ice cream (340 cal)
2 large bananas (210 cal)
4 tbsp honey(240 cal)
2 scoops of protein powder (280 cal)

MICHELLE JONES
Posted on: Fri, 04/07/2017 - 07:23

Silly question. But should the oatmeal be cooked before going into the blender ?

Nick
Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:58

No definitely not, lol

Hafeel
Posted on: Sat, 03/26/2016 - 04:05

2large bananas
250ml milk
3egg whites
1 tbs peanut butter
3scoops oats
3scoops mass gainer

Try this for heavy gain

Anna
Posted on: Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:04

boiled eggs white?
and how to use oats ?

manish
Posted on: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 09:04

can you digest it all bro?

Putra
Posted on: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 01:43

This is my recipe so far :
-8 ounces of whole milk (160 kcal, 8gr protein, 8gr fat, 13gr carbs)
-1 tbsp of peanut butter (180 kcal, 8gr protein, 14gr fat, 6gr carbs)
-2 scoops of oatmeal (210 kcal, 6gr protein, 4gr fat, 37gr carbs)
-1 scoops chocolate whey (120 kcal, 25gr protein, 1gr fat, 2gr carbs)

Total : 670 kcal (47gr protein, 27gr fat, 58gr carbs).
Might need an addition of carbs to meet 800 kcal requirements though. I personally wanted to achieve the F:P:C ratio to be around 1:2:3

Lady
Posted on: Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:48

Most of the recipes contain whey protein, which contains lactose if I'm not mistaken. My question is can the whey protein be substituted for an egg based protein and which kind of peanut butter is best for weight gain; organic, regular or some alternative kind?

Pepe
Posted on: Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:22

Yep, Egg white protein or soy/rice/pea protein are alternatives.

Aaryan sharma
Posted on: Thu, 09/10/2020 - 13:08

Ya just put egg whites into the shake.
Don't fit the taste but helps a lot

Rachael
Posted on: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:05

A healthy juice/shake I made last night:

- 200ml of pineapple jice
- 1X serving yoghurt
- 1X palm of cranberries, cashews and almonds
- 1X palm of almonds
- 50ml of milk
- 1X banana
- 1X orange
- 2 scoops of protein powder

This served as a juice/smoothie along side a filled toasted crossant of eggs and ham.

This smoothie is good because it contains protein, calcium, pulps and nuts, and fresh fruit and juice. Full of minerals, vitamins, and protein and fibre.
The crossant assists with extra KJ intake, plus the protein and nutrients from the egg and ham.

Yes, each day this can be constly, but health always should come first.

matt c
Posted on: Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:30

2 scoops chocolate whey
12 oz low fat milk
Handful of kale
1/4 cup oat(ground in blender)
1 banana
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp Peanut butter
1200 calories and over 80 grams of protein,110 carbs and 35 grams of fat.

k nok
Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2013 - 21:38

really terrible shakes ''recipes'' imo.

basically whey + milk + sugary/fatty crappy ingredient.

Andrew
Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:15

Is there any truth to what people say about protein powder, that it hardly does anything at all to increase muscle mass? A friend says that it hasn't helped him.

Nick
Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:56

Quality protein powder is helpful, but you need to eat healthy food too. The serving size for quality whey is usually around 30g and should have ~25g of protein per serving.

Daniel Sisto
Posted on: Fri, 08/02/2013 - 14:24

2 cups ice
.5 cup chocolate milk
.5 cup coffee
.25 cup heavy cream
1 banana
.5 cup frozen berries
.5 cup dry oatmeal
1 scoop vanilla whey
2 scoop mass gainer

------ MONSTER SHAKE------

Simon
Posted on: Fri, 08/02/2013 - 11:00

Steve, thanks for teh recipes, def want to give them a try. If you make up a large batch of one of these, how long could you keep portions of it in the fridge for while still maintaining the protein levels etc? Are there any timescales where you need to consume one you've made (obviously before the milk, cream etc goes sour)? Does whey have any limits for how long it can be dissolved in a liquid before you should drink it?

Dr.Nikkhil
Posted on: Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:10

Long awaited .Thank you

the_idealist
Posted on: Fri, 08/02/2013 - 09:24

I got one that doesn't require heavy cream or milk and doesn't have a boat load for sugary ingredients.

1 cup of Almond Milk
1 Large Banana (i.e., 140g and >)
1 cup of rolled oats
2 tbsp of peanut butter
.5 tbsp of Nutella
1 scoop of vanilla whey

approx. calories: 1000 c:120 f:37 p:50

Jackie
Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:11

Can you substitute the vanilla whey for anything?

Adam
Posted on: Fri, 08/21/2020 - 14:50

substitute it for any protein powder you would like. a lot of people use vanilla because its a basic flavour that would normally go with anything.

I myself infact like the Magnum Quatro soft service vanilla flavour. (mixes well and is lactose free for those who have some intolerance to it.)

hope this helps :)

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