Turn Unpalatable Medicine Into A Delicious Dessert

Although pharmaceutical companies try to make their products at least mildly palatable, you'll probably never love the taste of medicine. Instructables user bajablue wasn't willing to give up, however, and figured out a recipe for a tasty, Benadryl-based smoothie. What's inside? Here's the recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon / dose cup of Benadryl
  • 1 piece spearmint Candy
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Cool Whip frozen topping
  • Chocolate sauce
  • 1 strawberry

You make it by melting the spearmint candy in water in the microwave, mixing it with the Benadryl, chilling the mixture in the freezer, and then blending it with the vanilla ice cream. The Cool Whip, strawberry and chocolate sauce serve as toppings. If you or someone you know is particularly adverse to the taste of medicine, or you have a kid that simply won't take it, this is certainly a more pleasant alternative.

Depending on the medicine flavour, there are probably plenty of options for alternative recipes. Got a great medicine-based dessert of your own? Share it in the comments.

Sleepy-Time Smoothie [Instructables]


Comments

    I'm not a doctor, but couldn't mixing a medication to this extent affect absorbption rates and therefore reduce the effectiveness of the medication.

      I'm no doctor/pharmacist either, but if the medication is recommended to be taken with food, then this is essentially the same thing.

      I would be wary of this method if you are intructed to take the medication without food.

        "Store at controlled room temperature 15°–30°C (59°–86°F). Protect from freezing and light" http://www.pfizer.com/files/products/uspi_benadryl.pdf not sure freezing it is a good idea...

    "Say Whip"
    - "Whip"
    "Now say Cool Whip"
    - "Cool Whip"

      Food doesn't alter the absorption of bendaryl significantly. Having the medicine in a temperature out of the standard storage conditions may alter it's longevity but is unlikely to cause a chemical reaction to change it. That said, it's not something you should be doing with medicines routinely to get them to taste better.

      A better idea is to eat something cold such as ice cream, before having a dose of the medication as the cold temperature tends to make taste buds less responsive.

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