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Wendy’s Frosty

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close up shot of homemade Wendy's frosty in a glass cup with a spoon and straw on top
Just whisk together chocolate milk, vanilla, cool whip and condensed milk to make this rich and chocolatey homemade copycat Wendy’s Frosty! 
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  1. Wendy’s Frosty Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Wendy’s Frosty Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Do you ever just crave a Wendy’s Frosty because 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.

close up shot of homemade Wendy's frosty in a glass cup with a spoon and straw on top

Wendy’s Frosty Ingredients

Wendy's Frosty raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 (300-milliliter) can of condensed milk
  • 8-ounce container of Cool Whip
  • 8 cups of 1% chocolate milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

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 This Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

STEP ONE: Get a large mixing bowl and whisk together the condensed milk and the Cool Whip.

condensed milk and whipped topping whisked together in a bowl

STEP TWO: Add in the chocolate milk and vanilla extract and continue whisking it together until combined.

vanilla and chocolate milk whisked into the condensed milk mixture

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.

PRO TIP:

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!

PRO TIP:

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.

frosty mixture spooned into a glass

How To Serve

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.

If you loved our copycat Frosty, you should try our Oreo milkshake and our frozen hot chocolate!

Storage

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.

close up overhead shot of homemade Wendy's frosty in a glass cup with a spoon and straw on top

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!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you store this Wendy’s Frosty in the refrigerator?

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 desired consistency.

Can I make this creamy treat in vanilla flavor?

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.

What is the secret ingredient that makes this taste like a Wendy’s Frosty?

The secret key ingredient is vanilla extract. It alters the flavor of the chocolate to give it a malt-like taste.

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Wendy’s Frosty

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Just whisk together chocolate milk, vanilla, cool whip and condensed milk to make this rich and chocolatey homemade copycat Wendy’s Frosty! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 300 milliliter condensed milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • 8 cups 1% chocolate milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 427mg | Iron: 1mg
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