Wendy’s Frosty

 

close up shot of cups of wendy's frosty with straws
This homemade Wendy’s Frosty is the rich consistency and chocolatey taste you love, made at home with just a few simple ingredients, a whisk, and your freezer.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade Wendy’s Frosty Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Homemade Wendy’s Frosty Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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This homemade Wendy’s Frosty recipe is just four simple ingredients to create a cool chocolatey treat. Skip the drive-thru line and make this fabulous copycat frozen treat at home with chocolate milk, vanilla, cool whip, and condensed milk. Kids and adults will flip for this fabulous milkshake recipe. 

If you love milkshakes, you’ll want to make this Oreo milkshake, Bananas Foster Extreme Milkshake, and Chocolate Milkshake.

close up shot of a cup full of wendy's frosty with a straw and a spoon

Homemade Wendy’s Frosty Ingredients

Wendy's Frosty raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

  • 1 (300 ml) can condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
  • 8 cups 1% chocolate milk
  • 2 tablespoons 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. Here’s our recipe.

Chocolate Milk: I used regular 1% chocolate milk but chocolate almond milk will also work in this recipe.

How to Make This Homemade Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

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

condensed milk and whipped topping whisked together in a bowl

STEP TWO: Add the chocolate milk and vanilla and continue whisking until combined.

vanilla and chocolate milk added to the mixture and whisked to combine

STEP THREE: Place the frosty mixture into a freezer-safe container. Cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the freezer.

PRO TIP:  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 for 3 hours stirring once every hour, until the frosty has reached the desired 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 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 cup to served

How to Serve

Complete the experience by serving your copycat Wendy’s Frosty as a fun dessert to accompany homemade burgers and fries. Chocolate Frosty’s are not only a fun dessert to enjoy yourself, but also to make for friends at a party or get together. You could make your Frosty extra special by topping it with some whipped cream or hot fudge sauce. 

Storage

IN THE FREEZER: This recipe has to stay frozen. Keep any extra ice cream in an air safe 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 shot of cups full of wendy's frosty with straws and spoon

The next time you crave a thick Wendy’s Frosty make it at home with just a few simple ingredients. No ice cream maker is needed to create the rich consistency and chocolatey taste, just a whisk and your freezer. Homemade Wendy’s Frosty makes a sweet dessert or an afternoon treat. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We wouldn’t recommend storing it 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 in vanilla flavor? 

You can make a vanilla 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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close up shot of cups of wendy's frosty with straws

Wendy’s Frosty

This homemade Wendy’s Frosty is the rich consistency and chocolatey taste you love, made at home with just a few simple ingredients, a whisk, and your freezer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Freeze Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 300 milliliters 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 have an ice-cream maker you can use that instead of putting the frosty mixture into the freezer.
  • I used regular 1% chocolate milk but chocolate almond milk will also work in this recipe.
  • 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.
  • I have made this using glass and plastic freezer containers. The mixture in the plastic freezes slightly faster than the mixture in the glass container.

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