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Copycat Wendy's Frosty is just as rich, thick, and chocolatey as the real thing!
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Our Copycat Wendy’s Frosty recipe has just 4 ingredients, so it is simple to skip the drive-thru and make your own thick and creamy chocolate blended beverage at home – no ice cream maker is needed to create the perfect frosty consistency!

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Copycat Wendys Frosty Recipe

Our homemade Wendy’s Frosty copycat recipe makes a rich, cold, creamy chocolate concoction that tastes like the real deal! 

Using only frozen whipped topping, condensed milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate milk, you can recreate the thick consistency and sweet chocolate taste of Wendy’s frosty mixture with results that are a perfect match!

This delicious drink is dangerously easy: blend together 4 ingredients, freeze for a few hours to firm, then start sipping your copycat frosty through a straw or eat it right off the spoon.

A homemade Wendy’s frosty is thicker than a milkshake but not quite the consistency of ice cream – it’s perfect for warm weather snacking or enjoying after dinner for dessert.

Why We Love This Copycat Homemade Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in minutes.
  • Uses only 4 simple ingredients.
  • Thick, creamy texture and rich chocolate taste — just like Wendy’s!
  • Frosty fans can save money and time by skipping the drive thru.
  • Perfect summer snack or sipping poolside but thick enough to savor from a spoon as a delicious dessert.
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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty Ingredients

  • Whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate milk

Substitutions and Additions

  • Cut The Calories: While this is not considered a low-cal treat, you can substitute low-fat chocolate milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and light or fat-free whipped topping to cut some calories and fat from the recipe.
  • Vegan Version: You can make your frosty vegan by using vegan whipped topping, dairy-free condensed milk, and chocolate almond milk. 
fries dipped in Copy Cat Wendy's Frosty
  • 5-cup blender
  • Glasses or mason jars

How to Make Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

  1. Blend: Cut the whipped topping into separate pieces and blend them with the condensed milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate milk. 
  2. Freeze: Place the blender mug inside the freezer for 2 hours to firm. 
  3. Serve: Pour into individual glasses, serve with a straw (or spoon), and enjoy!

Tips For Making The Best Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

  • Do not try to add the full tub of whipped topping to your blender without chopping it up into a few pieces. 
  • If your frosty doesn’t blend evenly, stop after a few seconds and stir the inside with a spoon before continuing to blend.
  • When the freezing time is complete, the frosty’s consistency should be smooth, thick, and slowly fall off a spoon.
  • Ensure you use sweetened condensed milk and NOT evaporated milk for this recipe.

What To Pair With A Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

Homemade Wendy’s Frosty pair perfectly with french fries and hamburgers. It’s always fun to complete the fast food experience when you serve it with the meal!

How to Store Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

  • To Store: Store leftovers inside the freezer for 10-14 days after preparing. 
Copy Cat Wendy's Frosty in a glass

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my own chocolate milk?

Yes, you can easily make your own chocolate milk. Add a few spoonfuls of Nesquick or Hershey’s syrup to your regular milk and blend it into your frosty.

Can I make my frosty in an ice cream maker?

Yes, this recipe can be made in an ice cream maker. Prepare the frosty mixture as written and place it into your ice cream maker. Then, follow the instructions on your model for the specific settings and time.

Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of whipped topping?

Although I have never tried this recipe using homemade whipped cream, you certainly could try it. Make sure to freeze it first before adding it to the blender.

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Copycat Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty

Serves — 5
Copycat Wendy's Frosty is just as rich, thick, and chocolatey as the real thing!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 6 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces tub frozen whipped topping
  • 14 ounces can condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 cups chocolate milk

Instructions
 

  • Chop whipped topping into separate pieces and place inside a 5-cup blender.
  • Top with condensed milk, cocoa powder and lastly chocolate milk.
  • Blend for about 1 minute or until fully combined. See notes for tips.
  • When done, stick the blender mug inside the freezer for 2 hours to firm.
  • When freezing time is complete, the frosty’s consistency should be similar to smooth, thick and should very slowly fall off a spoon. Pour into individual mugs with a straw and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store leftovers inside the freezer for 10-14 days after preparing. 
Tips:
  • Do not try to add the full tub of whipped topping to your blender without chopping it up into a few pieces.
  • If your frosty doesn’t blend evenly, stop after a few seconds and stir the inside with a spoon before continuing to blend.
  • When the freezing time is complete, the frosty’s consistency should be smooth, thick, and slowly fall off a spoon.
  • Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk and NOT evaporated milk for this recipe.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 393IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 428mg | Iron: 1mg

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