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Wendy’s Frosty Recipe


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Recipe Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 8 Ounce Servings
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Trust me, this Wendy’s Frosty Recipe is one recipe you don’t want to miss! Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they’re also a lot cheaper than buying them from Wendy’s.

If you love chocolate ice cream recipes, then this is the recipe for you. I know that this Wendy’s frosty recipe will become one of your favorites as soon as you try it out.

A serving of Wendy's Frosty Recipe in a glass with printed straws in blue and white.

Wendys Frosty Recipe

Frosty is the signature dish of the fast-food restaurant and was introduced in 1969 when the restaurant first opened. In 2006 a vanilla flavor was introduced at the request of customers, but I have to admit that I’m partial to the chocolate treat.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious ice cream treat, then you need to try this Wendy’s Frosty Recipe.

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love chocolate ice cream, you may also enjoy this Simple Chocolate Ice Cream recipe.

Overhead horizontal shot of a serving of Wendy's Frosty Recipe in a glass with printed straws in blue and white.

Ingredients

This copycat frosty only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably have on hand. All of the ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store.

  • heavy whipping cream
  • whole milk
  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • chocolate syrup
  • vanilla ice cream 
Ingredients used to make Wendy's Frosty Recipe.

Substitutions

Milk: Whole milk really tastes best, but you can use 2% if you are out of whole milk.

Heavy Cream: Half and half can be used in place of heavy whipping in a pinch.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this recipe.

How to Make Wendy’s Frosty

This Wendy’s Frosty Recipe is incredibly easy to make and is always a hit at parties. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious ice cream treat, then this recipe is for you.

Step 1: Mix the cream, vanilla, milk, and sugar

In a blender, mix the cream, milk, vanilla, and sugar.

Cream, Vanilla, Milk, and Sugar in a blender.

Step 2: Add the ice cream and chocolate syrup

Add the ice cream and chocolate syrup. Blend until completely combined and smooth.

Ice cream and chocolate syrup added into the mixture in the blender.

Step 3: Freeze for at least five hours

Place in the freezer for 5 hours.

The mixture well-blended and ready to be put in a freezer.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

You can get really creative with the add-ins that you use in this Wendy’s Frosty recipe. Here are some fun ideas that I love:

Strawberry Syrup: Replace the chocolate syrup with strawberry syrup for a strawberry frosty.

Mix-Ins: Mix in your favorite ingredients like nuts and candy, or Oreos.

Float: Add your favorite soda to make an ice cream float.

Close up shot of a serving of Wendy's Frosty Recipe in a glass with printed blue and white straws.

Toppings

Here are some fun ideas for toppings to add on your chocolate frosty.

  • caramel syrup
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles
  • chopped nuts
  • chopped candy bars
  • crushed cookies
Vertical shot of a serving of Wendy's Frosty Recipe in a glass with printed straws in blue and white.

Tips

  • Be sure to allow this homemade Wendys frosty to harden completely before serving. It will need to chill for at least five hours.
  • If you are using 2% milk, be sure to use heavy whipping cream so that your frosty comes out creamy and flavorful.
  • To make this copycat frosty, make sure all of your ingredients are cold before you begin.
  • Depending on what size blender you have will determine how much you should make at a time. If the blender is too full it may not blend properly. You can always add more to the blender if needed.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Wendy’s Frosty Recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store in the freezer for up to two months.

Can this recipe be doubled?

Yes, you can always double this recipe if needed. Though you may need to make this is in two separate batches.

Can I make it in a food processor?

Yes, you can make this recipe in a food processor. I suggest pulsing it for 1-second intervals until the frosty has thickened.

Horizontal shot of a serving of Wendy's Frosty Recipe in a glass with printed straws in blue and white.

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Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

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Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

Corinne Schmitt
If you love chocolate ice cream recipes, then this is the recipe for you.
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Freeze Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 8 Ounce Servings
Calories 361 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Blender
  • Airtight container

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, mix the cream, milk, vanilla and sugar.
  • Add the ice cream and chocolate syrup. Blend until completely combined and smooth.
  • Place in the freezer for 5 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 834IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 132mgIron: 1mg
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