Perfect Copycat Wendys Frosty

The ultimate copycat Wendys frosty, made with just 3 simple ingredients! You can make it in minutes, and it tastes just like the real thing!

Wendys frosty fans unite… I’ve come up with the most perfect copycat EVER!  It tastes just like the real deal, and is so simple to make… I bet you can’t guess the secret ingredient!

Delicious Wendys frosty copycat recipe, made with 3 simple ingredients and taste exactly like the real thing!

Growing up, I was a HUGE Wendys frosty fan.  Okay, who am I kidding… I still am!  Now they have the vanilla flavor, but my heart still belongs to the original chocolate flavor.

I’ve been trying for a long time to recreate that classic frosty flavor… to no avail.  Don’t get me wrong, I made some pretty delicious chocolate shakes, including this boozy one, but none that were just right.

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So what gives Wendys frosty that classic “frosty” flavor?  Read on to find out!

HOW TO MAKE A WENDYS FROSTY AT HOME

There seems to be two schools of thought on this one.  One version involves chocolate milk, sweetened condensed milk and cool whip, which you mix then put into an ice cream maker.  I’ve honestly never tried that version, mainly because I didn’t want to lug out my ice cream maker lol.  Plus, most people probably don’t own one!  My version is based very similarly on Todd Wilbur’s version from one of his Top Secret Recipes books.  It’s 3 easy ingredients:

  • vanilla ice cream
  • nesquick powder
  • milk

Spoonful of copycat Wendys frosty

Does it seem weird to you that it doesn’t use chocolate ice cream?  That stumped me too… so I made two versions, one with chocolate and one with vanilla.  The vanilla one totally came out on top!!

IS WENDYS FROSTY A MILKSHAKE

It’s weird… because they never call it that on their menu.  But the ingredients of ice cream and milk certainly scream milkshake to me.  So in my mind, it’s totally a milkshake!

Blended frosty being poured into glass

Now I have to ask… and don’t think I’m TOO weird here… but are you a frosty/fry dipper?  I always dip my fries in my frosty.  That sweet and salty combo is just perfect, and there’s something fantastic about a perfectly crispy, salty fry scooping up some thick chocolate frosty.

Currently, I don’t have any French fries here on the blog, but it’s absolutely something I have planned this year.  Plus, I’m working on a great copycat Wendys chili for the Fall!

HELPFUL TIPS TO MAKE THIS COPYCAT WENDYS FROSTY

  • Make sure you soften the vanilla ice cream.  Just leaving it out on the counter for 5-10 minutes should do the trick.
  • If you don’t have nesquik powder, another chocolate milk powder (like Ovaltine) works well too.
  • The recipe makes a frosty with a classically semi-melted consistency.  If you prefer a “harder” or thicker frosty, use slightly less milk.

Glass of copycat Wendys frosty recipe

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS COPYCAT FROSTY

  • Blender – I’ve been using this blender for years and I love that it still works amazingly well!
  • Nesquik – This is what you’ll want to look for.

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4 servings (recipes makes approximately 40 oz)
Perfect Copycat Wendys Frosty
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

The ultimate copycat Wendys frosty, made with just 3 simple ingredients!

Ingredients
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream (softened slightly)
  • 1 cup milk (I usually use whole)
  • 8-9 tsp Nesquik powder
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender, cover, and blend until smooth and creamy (you may have to scrape the sides of the blender once, then blend again).

  2. Pour into serving glasses and serve with a straw or spoon.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted slightly from Todd Wilbur's recipe (in this book)

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6 comments on “Perfect Copycat Wendys Frosty”

  1. My kids love Frostys! This recipe is going to be a summer staple!

  2. This looks really refreshing! Perfect summer drink!

  3. Total frosty fry dipper here! I can’t wait to make these!

  4. I am totally going to make this right now! I used to love these but haven’t had one in forever!

  5. This looks so yummy! What a great treat for the summer!

  6. WOW, so easy and delicious! My kids would love this frosty recipe!