4-Ingredient Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

Wendy’s Frosty has been a popular treat for many years and for good reason. This creamy and refreshing dessert is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day or satisfy a sweet craving anytime. While you can always head to your local Wendy’s to get your Frosty fix, why not try making it at home with a Frosty recipe? With just a few simple ingredients, a blender, and this homemade Frosty recipe, you can enjoy this classic dessert anytime you want.


What are the ingredients of a Wendy’s Frosty?

According to Wendy’s website, the actual ingredients are milk, sugar, glucose, cream, whey powder, skim milk powder, cocoa, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, sodium citrate, dextrose, natural flavour. That’s a lot of ingredients for a Frosty recipe but I have to hand it to Wendy’s, Frostys are a delicious treat.

But, for this 4-ingredient Wendy’s Frosty copycat recipe, we are only going to use sweetened condensed milk, chocolate milk, Cool Whip, and vanilla extract.

If you’re looking for a great video recipe, check out this one by Pro Home Cooks:


The Secret to Wendy’s Frosty

So, what is the secret to Wendy’s Frosty? According to Wendy’s, a Frosty is made with a combination of real cream and milk, along with a special blend of chocolate flavoring. The result is a creamy and smooth dessert with a unique chocolate taste that sets it apart from other chocolate ice creams.

Wendy’s Frosty was first introduced by Wendy’s in 1969. It was created by the founder of Wendy’s, Dave Thomas, who wanted to offer customers a unique and affordable dessert option that could be enjoyed all year round. The Frosty was an instant hit and has since become one of the most beloved menu items at Wendy’s.

The exact recipe of the Frosty is a closely guarded secret, but I’m sure you’ll find this copycat Frosty recipe comes pretty close. Over the years, Wendy’s has introduced various Frosty flavors and sizes, including the popular chocolate and vanilla flavors, as well as limited-time flavors like strawberry and pumpkin. Today, the Frosty continues to be a fan-favorite and an essential part of the Wendy’s menu.

Is a Wendy’s Frosty just chocolate ice cream?

While a Wendy’s Frosty might look like chocolate ice cream, it’s actually a bit different. The Frosty has a much smoother and creamier texture than most chocolate ice creams, and it has a unique chocolate flavor that’s hard to find elsewhere. Plus, the Frosty is served at a slightly higher temperature than ice cream, which makes it more like a soft-serve dessert.

Why did Wendy’s change their Frosty recipe?

Over the years, Wendy’s has made a few changes to its Frosty recipe. In the past, the Frosty was made with a combination of milk, sugar, cream, and cocoa powder. However, in 2006, Wendy’s changed the Frosty recipe to include natural vanilla flavoring instead of cocoa powder. This change to the Frosty recipe was made to give the Frosty a smoother texture and a more consistent flavor. Today, the Frosty is still made with real cream and milk, along with a blend of chocolate flavoring and natural vanilla flavoring, making it the perfect sweet treat for any occasion.

What are some useful suggestions for making a homemade version of Wendy’s Frosty?

1) Use full-fat chocolate milk and sweetened condensed milk for the best flavor and texture.

2) Use a high-quality blender to ensure that the mixture is smooth and creamy. Personally, I love my Heritage Vitamix blender.

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3) Use Cool Whip or a similar whipped topping to add volume and a fluffy texture to the Frosty.

4) If you want a thicker Frosty, add less chocolate milk or more Cool Whip.

5) Experiment with different flavors, such as adding fresh strawberries, to create your own unique spin on the classic Frosty. My second personal favorite Frosty is the strawberry Frosty, it’s so good!

Can I put a Wendy’s Frosty in the freezer?

Yes, you can put a Wendy’s Frosty in the freezer to make it thicker and more solid. In fact, freezing the Frosty for a couple of hours is a crucial step in recreating the signature Wendy’s Frosty texture at home. However, it’s important to stir the mixture every 30 minutes during the freezing process to avoid any ice crystals from forming and to achieve the desired creamy and smooth texture.

Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

Recipe by PantrezeCourse: Desserts, Drinks


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  • 6 cups chocolate milk

  • 1 300ml can of sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 cups Cool Whip

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the mixture into a container that is safe for freezing and place it in the freezer for around 2 to 3 hours.
  • Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture thoroughly to create the desired texture and thickness.

If you have tried making Wendy’s chocolate Frosty recipe and enjoyed it, we encourage you to share your experience on social media. By sharing your creation, you can inspire others to try making the Frosty at home and spread the joy of this delicious treat. Plus, sharing your experience on social media is a great way to connect with others who have similar interests and build a community around food and cooking. Don’t forget to tag us #Pantreze or tag Wendy’s official social media accounts to show your love for this iconic frozen dessert. So, go ahead and share your Frosty-making experience with the world!

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