How to Make Wendy's Frosty

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Wendy's Frosty

The original Wendy's chocolate frosty recipe is a classic creamy fast-food treat that is synonymous with the chain. Smooth, cool and creamy, the is offered in a variety of flavors and preparations including the original chocolate, vanilla, frosty shakes, frosty parfaits and a frosty float.[1]

This copycat Wendy's Frosty recipe is made with real milk, ice cream and 100 percent cocoa and offers a unique texture and taste that is similar to that served in the classic Wendy's dessert. You can enjoy a Frosty at home without the need to spend money on gas or a fast-food meal.

Start to finish: 10 minutes (Active time: 10 minutes)

Serves: 2


Flickr: bclinesmith
Offered by Wendy's
Customer service phone 614-764-3100[2]
Served as Dessert
Main ingredients Milk, vanilla ice cream, cocoa, sugar
Cooking method Blending
Similar to Chick-fil-A Chocolate Milkshake
Author Laura Acevedo

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Wendy's Frosty Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract[3]
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk[4]
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk with added nonfat milk solids
  • 3 cups lowfat vanilla ice cream
  • 4 tablespoons imitation whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)[5]

Recipe by CopycatRecipeGuide's Food Editors

Wendy's Frosty Recipe

  1. Pour the milk into the blender.
  2. Add three cups of vanilla ice cream. Avoid using ice milk or any non-creamy vanilla ice cream as it will make the shake too watery.
  3. Measure out 1 teaspoon of vanilla and add it to the blender.
  4. Add the cocoa powder and the granulated sugar. Cover the blender with the lid.
  5. Blend gently on medium. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides as needed. Avoid over blending.
  6. Add whipped topping and blend on low until incorporated.
  7. Pour mixture into two tall glasses and serve immediately. Consider chilling the glass to make the frosty last longer without melting.

How to Operate the Frosty Machine at Wendy's

A news reporter learns how to use the Wendy's Frosty machine.


  • You can modify this recipe to lower the calories and fat by using your choice of ultra low fat Cool Whip or chocolate skim milk.
  • Make the recipe even richer by using sweetened condensed milk in place of nonfat milk.[6]
  • The recipe freezes well and can be made in batches for a party or family treat. This Wendy's Frosty copycat recipe is easy to prepare, so it is an ideal project to make with children with adult supervision.
  • If you prefer, you can prepare the frosty in an ice cream maker by modifying the recipe to fit the size of your ice cream maker. A 1 quart maker will need about 1/4 of each ingredient.[7]
  • For an extra treat, consider adding a dash of cinnamon to the mixture while blending.

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