Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

Meaghan Mountford | The Decorated Cookie

Make your own Wendy’s Frosty Recipe at home with 3 ingredients! (And serve with fries.)

Oh, Wendy’s Frosty, how I adore you. Thankfully, this homemade Wendy’s Frosty recipe tastes just the same and is made with only three ingredients.

And I’m talking about the original chocolate version created by founder Dave Thomas in 1969.

Wendy's Frosty Recipe Photo

Although, truth be told, I didn’t know it was “chocolate” until “vanilla” came out in 2006, I just thought it was Frosty-flavored.

A Frosty, which pairs well with fries of course, is a cross between a milkshake and soft-serve ice cream.

It has a texture you could drink through a straw with some effort, but it’s wise to have a spoon handy.

Wendy's Frosty Recipe Picture

That unique “Is this actually chocolate? I thought it was Frosty-flavored” taste CAN be achieved at home easily.

And the secret is simply chocolate milk powder. That’s it. I used Nesquik because it feels as retro as the original Frosty, since I grew up on the stuff.

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But you may use any comparable substitute.

You need only three ingredients for the homemade Wendy’s Frosty recipe: Chocolate milk powder, milk, and vanilla ice cream.

Wendy's Frosty Recipe Pic

And yes, the vanilla ice cream with the chocolate milk powder is the key combination, it just doesn’t work as well with chocolate ice cream.

A good blender helps, too, to make sure the ingredients are fully mixed and frothed up to Frosty perfection with just the right consistency.

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I use a Ninja Pro blender and it worked very well.

Next up, I better figure out how to make Wendy’s French fries at home.

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Wendy’s Frosty Recipe

  2 Servings


  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Nesquik Chocolate Milk Powder


  1. Place ingredients in the blender and blend! For a thicker frosty, add less milk. To thin the frosty, add a bit more milk.


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Recipe Yields:
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Author: Meaghan Mountford
Recipe Yields: 1-2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 117
Calories 310

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
  Saturated Fat 8g
Sodium 102mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 37g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meaghan Mountford

About Meaghan

Meaghan makes lots of fun and amazing treats on The Decorated Cookie. We're especially excited, because she's making Copycat Desserts for Food Fanatic!

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