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A classic treat, this Wendys Frosty is creamy, flavorful, and the perfect copycat version recipe of your favorite restaurant drink! Super easy you’ll be making this all spring and summer long.

Wendy's Frosty Recipe in mason jar with fries and a water cup in background.

I love copycat recipes (Wendys Frosty included); when I don’t have to go out and drive and spend extra money on things and make them at home, I’m in heaven.

This Wendy’s Frosty Recipe is one of them. It has always been one of my go-to favorites, and I get it every single time I go to Wendy’s restaurants. 

There is something nostalgic about this Frosty Recipe that I think that everyone loves, it’s such a classic and now you can easily make it at home with minimal ingredients.

My family were major frosty fans when I was a kid. The Vanilla frosty was always my favorite. We would have saved some serious cash if we’d had a homemade recipe, haha!

That’s always one of my goals when creating recipes like this one. Yes, it’s nice to go out sometimes, but it’s also nice to make it yourself. This frosty mixture is seriously tasty, too.

While it still needs to set up for a while, you will have a nice large batch that you can make a glass of whenever you’d like. It is my favorite at-home version that I have ever tried.

We have been making Wendys Frosty this way for a long time, and we don’t plan on changing it anytime soon! It’s the perfect thirst quencher and kid-friendly recipe, so the whole family will enjoy it.

Some of my other favorite copycat recipes that we have on our site include: Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread, Shamrock Shake and Cheesecake Factory Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake.

Overhead of two Frosty's in mason jars with red straws.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. This uses only 5 simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocer.
  2. This homemade wendy’s frosty makes a large batch that you can halve if you wish.
  3. Super kid-friendly, this is the perfect recipe for kids and adults alike – this recipe is the real thing!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Chocolate milk
  • Nesquik powder
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Whipped topping (cool whip)
  • Vanilla extract
Ingredients needed to make a Wendy's Frosty Recipe.

HOW TO MAKE WENDYS FROSTY:

  1. Place half of the chocolate milk, half of the nesquik powder, half of the sweetened condensed milk, half of the whipped topping, and half of the vanilla in a blender.
  2. Blend until well mixed and combined.
  3. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and pour into the dish along with the rest.
  4. Place into the freezer. 
  5. Every 30 minutes, scrape and mix the frosty breaking up the ice crystals. Focus on the outer edges, they freeze first. Keep doing this until it is frozen to your liking. I like it more solid so it takes about 6 hours. If you like it more slushy, it should be ready in around 4 hours.
Step by step photos on how to make a Wendy's Frosty Recipe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

You have to blend this copycat wendy’s frosty recipe in two batches because the amount of ingredients will not fit in a standard blender.

If you don’t have a blender, you can use a food processor or an immersion blender. 

I like it more solid, so it takes about 6 hours. If you like it more slushy, it should be ready in around 4 hours.

Wendy's Frosty Recipe in miso jar with straw and fries around it.

Yes! If you don’t want to use whipped topping, freshly whipped cream will work as well.

½ cups heavy whipping cream plus 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and whip to stiff peaks.

Instead of adding the whipped cream to the blender, blend the chocolate milk, Nesquik, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Then, fold in the fresh whipped cream.

I’ve got a good list of ideas for you. Check it out!

  • Cocoa powder: To enrich the chocolate flavor, going right along with the classic chocolate Frosty taste.
  • Peppermint extract: For a festive peppermint Frosty, adding a refreshing twist to the original recipes.
  • Strawberry syrup: To create strawberry Frostys, adding a fruity vibe to your frosty flavors menu today.
  • Espresso shot: Introduce a Frosty Cream Cold Brew, perfect for coffee lovers seeking a new recipe with a caffeine kick.
  • Chocolate chips or shavings: For an extra chocolatey experience, enhancing the chocolate flavor of this frozen treat.
  • Caramel swirl: A sweet addition for a caramel-infused Frosty, combining the soft serve’s creaminess with caramel’s rich flavor.
  • Crushed Oreos: To make a cookies and cream version, blending in with the soft-serve ice cream texture for a crunchy contrast.
  • Peanut butter: For a peanut butter chocolate Frosty, offering a creamy and nutty flavor that levels up the original chocolate base.
  • Banana slices: Blend in for a banana-chocolate Frosty, a healthy twist to the sweet treat, introducing a new flavor profile.

As always, here are a few things that can help if you’re looking to sub out some things.

  • Coconut whipped topping: Replaces traditional whipped topping for a vegan Frosty, keeping the soft-serve ice cream delight without dairy.
  • Vanilla almond extract: Offers a nutty vanilla flavor, diversifying the vanilla flavor profile for those experimenting with new recipes.

HOW TO STORE:

It does freeze nicely but since it is more of an icy consistency, it will start to melt faster than ice cream.

If left in the freezer overnight, it will freeze almost solid, but it is still relatively easy to scoop some out and enjoy it.

This will keep frozen covered in the freezer for up to 3 months.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • This recipe can be halved, doubled, or tripled!
  • Make sure you are scraping the mixture every 30 minutes to break up the ice crystals.
  • This needs to freeze anywhere from 4-6 hours, depending on what consistency you like.
  • A personal preference but French fries are amazing dipped in this!
  • This is made in batches because a standard blender does not fit the whole amount, see above for more info.
  • This will keep frozen covered in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Make your own whipped topping, see above on how to do that.
Some of the frosty lifted up with spoon showing the texture.

Looking for that spot-on copycat recipe that is super tasty, nostalgic, and absolutely easy? You need to make a batch of this Wendys Frosty, ASAP – no ice cream maker needed!

If you’ve tried this WENDYS FROSTY, let me know in the comments how it turned out! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes!

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5 from 2 votes

Copycat Chocolate Wendys Frosty Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
A classic treat, this Wendys Frosty is creamy, flavorful, and the perfect copycat version recipe of your favorite restaurant drink! Super easy you’ll be making this all spring and summer long.
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Place half of the chocolate milk, half of the nesquik powder, half of the sweetened condensed milk, half of the whipped topping, and half of the vanilla in a blender.
    ½ gallon chocolate milk, 6 tablespoons Nesquik powder, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 8 ounces whipped topping, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Blend until well mixed and combined.
  • Pour into a 9×13 baking dish. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and pour into the dish along with the rest.
  • Place into the freezer.
  • Every 30 minutes, scrape and mix the frosty breaking up the ice crystals. Focus on the outer edges, they freeze first. Keep doing this until it is frozen to your liking. I like it more solid so it takes about 6 hours. If you like it more slushy, it should be ready in around 4 hours.

Notes

  1. This recipe can be halved, doubled, or tripled!
  2. Make sure you are scraping the mixture every 30 minutes to break up the ice crystals.
  3. This needs to freeze anywhere from 4-6 hours, depending on what consistency you like.
  4. A personal preference but French fries are amazing dipped in this!
  5. This is made in batches because a standard blender does not fit the whole amount, see above for more info.
  6. This will keep frozen covered in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  7. Make your own whipped topping, see above on how to do that.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American

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