Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  58
  • Protein  6 g
  • Carbohydrates  8 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  5 mg
  • Sodium  33 mg
  • Potassium  34 mg
  • Phosphorus  34 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

High Protein Gelatin Cups

People on dialysis sometimes don't get enough protein in their diets. High Protein Gelatin Cups are easy to make, and each serving has 6 grams of protein.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kim from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1/4 cup


  • 1 small box gelatin, any flavor, regular or sugar free
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup whey protein powder
  • 3/4 cup cold water


  1. Dissolve gelatin in the boiling water.
  2. Dissolve protein powder in the cold water.
  3. After protein powder is completely dissolved, combine the gelatin mixture with the protein powder mixture.
  4. Pour into 2-ounce soufflé cups and refrigerate until jelled.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 meat
    • 1/2 high calorie (only if made with regular gelatin)

Carbohydrate choices

1/2 (0 if sugar-free gelatin used)

Helpful hints

  • Congealed cubes can be frozen.
  • Make a variety of flavors.

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High Protein Gelatin Cups

larry21 says:


What kind of protein powder? Dietitian comment: Some possible brands of whey protein with acceptable potassium and phosphorus levels include EAS 100% whey protein powder, Resource Beneprotein powder, Prosource, Procel. Your renal dietitian may have additional recommendations.

Aug. 18, 2014, 11:13 AM - Inappropriate review?

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alyssacroacia says:


Would this work just as well with Liquacel liquid protein? Dietitian comment: Sometimes substitutions can be tricky. The only way to determine is to make the recipe and see if the substitution works. You could make a half portion as the test recipe.

Nov. 02, 2013, 8:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

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DianneR says:


is it clear when you are finished?

May. 27, 2013, 8:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Gelatin Cups

AnneRD says:


This is an easy and delicious way to increase protein intake. The amount of protein powder is correct and works out well in the recipe.

May. 23, 2013, 8:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Gelatin Cups

cciliax says:


Is the 1 cup whey protein powder measure incorrect? It seems like a lot of protein powder. Should it be 1 scoop? Great idea, want to be sure of the measures before attempting! Moderator comment: It's actually a little over 1.5 tablespoons per serving. I have not made this one but the High Protein Power Cubes has over 1 cup of whey protein powder.

Jul. 18, 2012, 7:43 AM - Inappropriate review?

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