August 28, 2023Review Recipe
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Do you ever just crave a Wendy’s Frosty? I know I do, and you can skip the drive-thru line with this homemade copycat recipe. Four simple ingredients are all that you need to make this milkshake that chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist.
What Is A Frosty?
A Frosty is a frozen dairy dessert created by Wendy’s fast food restaurant.
Wendy’s Frosty Ingredients
This treat is a mouthwatering mixture of creamy and smooth, with the perfect hint of chocolatey goodness.
It’s refreshing on a hot summer day but can also hit the spot on a chilly winter evening.
Wendy’s certainly doesn’t skimp on flavor with their Frosty, and it’s no wonder why it’s one of their most popular menu items.
- 1 (300-milliliter) can of condensed milk
- 8-ounce container of Cool Whip, thawed
- 8 cups of 1% chocolate milk
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
Frosty Recipe Substitutions And Additions
ALCOHOLIC: Make a grown-up Frosty! We recommend using bourbon, whiskey, or vodka in this milkshake. Add an ounce and whisk in!
WHIPPED CREAM: Add some whipped cream to the top of your Frosty.
COOL WHIP: Instead of Cool Whip, you can whip some cream until it is medium-to-firm. Use a 1:1 ratio.
CHOCOLATE MILK: I used regular 1% chocolate milk, but chocolate almond milk will also work in this recipe.
How To Make Wendy’s Frosty At Home
The handful of ingredients come together quickly before chilling in the freezer to achieve the proper consistency.
Make sure to thaw the Cool Whip in the fridge before making your Frosty so that it blends well with the other ingredients.
STEP ONE: Get a large mixing bowl and whisk together the condensed milk and the Cool Whip.
STEP TWO: Add in the chocolate milk and vanilla extract and continue whisking it together until combined.
STEP THREE: Place the Frosty mixture into a freezer-safe container and cover it tightly with a lid or plastic wrap.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
If you don’t have a freezer-safe container large enough to hold all of the Frosty mixture, divide it up into 2 or 3 smaller batches to put in the freezer. Make sure you don’t fill the container to the very top, the mixture will expand a bit as it freezes. If you freeze the Frosty mixture in smaller batches, the freeze time will be slightly shorter.
STEP FOUR: Freeze the milkshake for 3 hours. Stir the mixture every hour until it has reached a Frosty-like consistency.
If you have an ice cream maker, you can use that instead of putting the Frosty mixture into the freezer.
STEP FIVE: Spoon the ice cream into glasses and serve!
I’ve made this using glass and plastic freezer containers. The mixture in the plastic freezes slightly faster than the mixture in the glass container.
How To Serve A Homemade Frosty
Frosty fans will rejoice when they take a sip of this classic chocolate Frosty that, dare we say it, tastes even better than the real thing. Serve for an after-school snack along with our oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Wendys Frosty Storage
It’s important to keep this treat in the freezer so that it keeps its creamy, frozen consistency.
IN THE FRIDGE: This recipe can’t be kept in the fridge, or it will melt.
IN THE FREEZER: This tasty treat has to stay frozen. Keep any extra ice cream in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Allow it to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes to thaw; this will help the Frosty become the desired consistency.
You Will Love This Wendy’s Frosty Recipe
This copycat recipe for a Wendy’s Frosty tastes just like a real thing and will be a hit with the whole family. It’s so easy to make and is such a yummy way to make ice cream at home on a hot summer day!
Wendy’s Frosty FAQs
We wouldn’t recommend storing this amazing treat in the fridge as it will melt into a soupy drink. Instead, store in the freezer and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to return to the desired consistency.
You can make a creamy vanilla Frosty version or even a strawberry version of this Frosty treat by replacing the chocolate milk with plain milk or strawberry milk, respectively.
The secret key ingredient is vanilla extract. It alters the flavor of the chocolate to give it a malt-like taste.
A Wendy’s Frosty has a lower butterfat content and a softer texture than ice cream.
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- 300 milliliters condensed milk
- 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
- 8 cups 1% chocolate milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk and the Cool Whip.
- Add the chocolate milk and vanilla and continue whisking until combined.
- Place the Frosty mixture into a freezer-safe container. Cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
- Freeze for 3 hours, stirring once every hour, until the Frosty has reached the desired consistency.
- Spoon into glasses and serve.
- Make sure to thaw the Cool Whip in the fridge before making your Frosty so that it blends well with the other ingredients.
- If you don’t have a freezer-safe container large enough to hold all of the Frosty mixture, divide it up into 2 or 3 smaller batches to put in the freezer. Make sure you don’t fill the container to the very top, the mixture will expand a bit as it freezes. If you freeze the Frosty mixture in smaller batches, the freeze time will be slightly shorter.
- If you have an ice cream maker you can use that instead of putting the Frosty mixture into the freezer.
- I’ve made this using glass and plastic freezer containers. The mixture in the plastic freezes slightly faster than the mixture in the glass container.