It’s not quite a milkshake or soft serve ice cream. The Frosty is a totally unique frozen dessert. This tasty chocolate treat, which has been on the Wendy’s menu since the fast-food restaurant first opened in 1969, has stood the test of time. But is it possible to recreate a Wendy’s Frosty recipe at home? The answer, I am happy to report, is a resounding ‘Yes!’
How to Make a Wendy’s Frosty
This recipe makes 8 servings.
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 quarts chocolate milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 carton (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
Editor’s Tip: Feel free to sub in your favorite non-dairy milk or low-fat versions of these ingredients.
Step 1: Whisk the milks
In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate milk. Sift in the cocoa powder and stir to combine. Then, stir in the vanilla extract.
Step 2: Fold in the Cool Whip
Use a rubber spatula to fold in the Cool Whip. Stir to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
Psst: This is how to “fold” in ingredients.
Step 3: Freeze the mixture
Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to freeze into ice cream. (Depending on your ice cream maker, it should take about 15 to 20 minutes to reach the right consistency.)
Editor’s Tip: Depending on the size of your ice cream maker, you may need to do this step in several batches. If you’d prefer to make one batch at a time, the leftover Frosty mixture can be refrigerated for up to one week before freezing in the ice cream maker.
Susan Bronson for Taste of Home
Step 4: Serve it up
Once it’s frozen, spoon the Frosty into a glass and serve immediately with a spoon, straw or both. Next, we’re tempted to recreate the discontinued Coffee Toffee Frosty…and maybe grill up some square burgers, too!