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Recreate this iconic, chocolatey treat in your own kitchen with our Wendy’s Frosty recipe – with only 4 ingredients!
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Make the beloved fast food classic in your own home! The Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty is a stand out staple of my childhood. I remember pulling through Wendy’s on a Friday after school, getting a Jr. Chocolate Frosty and dipping my French fries and nuggets into it, feeling like a creative genius. It was always too thick for a straw, but smooth wonderful on a spoon. The taste is delicious, the flavor is iconic, the creamy texture is unmatched, and now with just 4 simple ingredients, you can have your own homemade Frosty.
Ingredients in a Wendy’s Frosty
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Cool Whip
- Chocolate Syrup
As you gather your copycat Frosty ingredients, remember that this process takes about 6 hours. It isn’t an instant gratification type of treat. But, good things take time. In a large bowl, take your sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping and fold together until they are smooth and well incorporated. Next, add milk and chocolate syrup to the bowl. Mix all of these ingredients together until well combined. It will be runny. Transfer to an airtight freezer-safe container. Stir this mixture hourly until it reaches your desired consistency. Note: if you split the mixture into smaller containers, it will freeze faster.
Make and Freeze Ahead of Time
You can make the mixture up to a week ahead of time. No need to stir hourly, just freeze solid in a freezer safe container. You can also freeze it in several smaller containers. When you’re ready to eat, take out and let defrost for about 20 minutes. Break into frozen chunks and blend in blender until smooth.
Use a freezer safe storage container or pitcher. Glass containers may crack if frozen. Freezing the frosty mixture in smaller containers allows it to freeze faster.
Frequently Asked Questions about Our Wendy’s Frosty Recipe
No, technically, ice cream is anything with a butterfat content over 10%. A frosty falls under that, so it is considered a ‘dairy dessert’.
A frosty has an interesting taste because it is a blend of chocolate and vanilla, giving it a subtle but different flavor than typical ‘milkshakes’.
While it is trade secret exactly how it is made, you can look at the Wendy’s menu page and see an ingredient list for a Frosty: milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, whey, nonfat dry milk, cocoa, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, natural vanilla flavor, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, sodium citrate, dextrose, and Vitamin A palmitate.
Our recipe has just 4 ingredients and tastes great! You don’t even need an ice cream maker with this copycat recipe.
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How to Make a Wendy’s Frosty
- Mix sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip together in a large bowl until smooth.
- Add milk and chocolate syrup and stir until combined. It will be runny. Pour mixture into airtight freezer safe containers – either one large one or several small ones.
- Place in the freezer and stir hourly until the mixture reaches the consistency you desire. If you freeze the whole batch in one container this can take up to 6 hours. If you freeze it in smaller containers it will take less time.
- For a strawberry Frosty, use strawberry syrup instead of chocolate.
- You can make the mixture up to a week ahead of time. No need to stir hourly, just freeze solid in a freezer safe container. You can also freeze it in several smaller containers. When you’re ready to eat, take out and let defrost for about 20 minutes. Break into frozen chunks and blend in blender until smooth.
- Make sure your containers are freezer safe. Glass can crack in the freezer.
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