Skip to Content

Homemade Wendy’s Frosty

Sharing is caring!

This Wendy’s frosty recipe is almost better than the original! You only need three ingredients- Chocolate milk, sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip!

Copycat Wendy's Frosty in a blue paper cup with a plastic spoon

Recipe Features

  • 3-Ingredient Dessert– You only need three simple ingredients to make this delicious chocolate frosty.
  • Perfect Beginner Dessert Recipe
  • Best Copycat Chocolate Frosty! This seriously tastes just as good, if not better, than the frosty you get from Wendy’s.

We are obsessed with dipping fries into Wendy’s magic chocolate frosty. The combination of salty and sweet is irresistible and dreamy. But the closest restaurant is far enough away that we don’t get to indulge as much as we would like. So it only made sense we would learn to make our own!

This Wendy’s homemade frosty has been a work in progress for a few weeks. I browsed their website to get a basic idea of what was inside and continually saw there are three ingredients people claim make the BEST. I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. Turns out, they were right! But finding that perfect proportion was tricky.

I’m glad to report that after a few misses we finally found the way to make the very best chocolate frosty!

ingredients for a homemade chocolate frosty

Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty Ingredients

The three frosty ingredients you will need are fairly basic. All together I spend less than $6 and had enough for 8 generous servings! So head to the grocery store and pick up:

  • Chocolate Milk- Alternatively, you could make your own using Hershey’s syrup or Nesquick.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Cool Whip- The original flavor.

That’s it! Crazy, right?

Is Wendy’s Frosty A Milkshake

Technically, no. Well, for this recipe anyway. Wendy’s frosty falls right in between a milkshake and soft serve. As their website states, “The frosty is thick enough to use a spoon, smooth enough to use a straw, and perfect when enjoyed on the end of a fry.”

Chocolate milk poured into a blender

How To Make Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty Recipe

So I’ve talked you into giving this homemade frosty recipe a try, now what? Well, we have two options. You can make this using an ice cream maker, which I highly recommend, or you can try the freeze and whisk method that I use for sorbet. I’ll break down both for you.

For an Ice Cream Maker:

  1. Combine the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into a prepared ice cream maker and follow the manufacture’s instructions for freezing, checking frequently for your desired consistency.
  3. Ours took roughly 20 minutes to get to frosty texture.
  4. Serve!

Freeze and Mix Version:

  1. Combine the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into an airtight container and place into the freezer.
  3. Whisk every 20 minutes for one to two hours, or until you reach the perfect frosty consistency.
DIY Wendy's Frosty in a paper cup with a plastic spoon

Copycat Frosty Tips

  • You can make the “batter” in advance and have it ready to go whenever you are. We keep it stored in a sealed container, unfrozen, for up to one week.
  • Alternatively, you could make and freeze a large batch and keep it stored for up to 3 weeks.
  • No need to buy chocolate milk to make this wendy’s milkshake. You can easily substitute regular milk with a few spoonfuls of Nesquick or Hershey’s syrup.
  • Want a large batch? Double the ingredients and you’ll have enough for 16 servings!

Can You Put A Frosty In The Freezer?

The big question is can you keep Wendy’s frosty recipe in the freezer? Yep. You definitely can.

Make your frosty as directed all the way through freezing. Transfer to an airtight container, I recommend reusable ice cream containers, and keep stored for up to 3 weeks. Storing properly will extend the life of your ice cream and keep it from accumulating any odd smells or freezer burn.

When you are ready to eat let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. This should help it soften enough to dish out servings. Although, I have to admit, ours doesn’t last long before we eat it all!

bite of chocolate frosty on a plastic spoon over a cup

More Frozen Treats

More Copycat Recipes

Still hungry? Follow One Sweet Appetite on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest for more great recipe ideas!

Copycat Wendy's Frosty

Copycat Wendy's Frosty

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ice Cream Maker Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Wendy’s frosty recipe is almost better than the original! You only need three ingredients- Chocolate milk, sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chocolate milk, very cold
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk, about half a can
  • 4 oz frozen Cool Whip, about half the container

Instructions

For an Ice Cream Maker:

  1. Combine the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into a prepared ice cream maker and follow the manufacture’s instructions for freezing, checking frequently for your desired consistency.
  3. Ours took roughly 20 minutes to get to frosty texture.
  4. Serve!

Freeze and Mix Version:

  1. Combine the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into an airtight container and place into the freezer.
  3. Whisk every 20 minutes for one to two hours, or until you reach the perfect frosty consistency.

Notes

  • My son will fill a mason jar 1/2 full with the batter. From there he will take the jar out of the freezer every 20 minutes and give it a good shake. After 1 hour he swears it reaches perfect consistency.
  • You can make the “batter” in advance and have it ready to go whenever you are. We keep it stored in a sealed container, unfrozen, for up to one week.
  • Alternatively, you could make and freeze a large batch and keep it stored for up to 3 weeks.
  • No need to buy chocolate milk to make this wendy’s milkshake. You can easily substitute regular milk with a few spoonfuls of Nesquick or Hershey’s syrup.
  • Want a large batch? Double the ingredients and you’ll have enough for 16 servings!

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g
This Wendy's frosty recipe is almost better than the original! You only need three ingredients- Chocolate milk, sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip!

Previous
How To Make A Waffle Bar Party
Next
4th Of July Punch Recipe- 3 Ingredients
Skip to Recipe
shares