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Jun 22 2018
3 months ago
11:58 AM MDT

Easy Copycat Wendy’s Frosty Recipe (Just 3 Ingredients!)

Jun 22, 2018 @ 11:58 AM MDT
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easy copycat Wendys frosty recipe – Piped into glasses

Love Wendy’s frosty?!

Not quite a milkshake, and yet not quite as thick as ice cream, this easy copycat chocolate frosty recipe is just like the signature frozen dairy dessert of Wendy’s fast food restaurants. It’s undeniably delicious!

My family loves this drive through treat all year round, but especially in the summer!

easy copycat Wendys frosty recipe – ready to eat with spoons

Yes the DIY version actually tastes legit!

And it requires just three easy ingredients! I’m actually super impressed with this idea because the result is a thick and creamy chocolate dessert that’s everything we love about an actual Wendy’s frosty.

easy copycat Wendys frosty recipe – Pouring chocolate milk into an ice cube tray

Frozen chocolate milk is the key to success.

Start by freezing a tray of chocolate milk ice cubes, because you’ll get that frozen dessert texture without watering down your frosty with regular ice. The whipped topping will add the creamy texture, and the sweetened condensed milk gives it a thickened texture and added sweetness.

easy copycat Wendys frosty recipe – An example of how thick the recipe is

Hip Tip: For the best possible texture, use a high powered blender like my Vitamix (or a food processor). Otherwise, you may have to add a little extra chocolate milk to blend the ice smooth.

Easy Copycat Wendy's Chocolate Frosty

Skip the drive thru and make a creamy chocolate frozen frosty at home using just three ingredients!

Serves: 2


  • ice tray of frozen chocolate milk (16 cubes)
  • 1 cup cool whip, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk


  • Step 1:

    Place frozen chocolate milk cubes, whipped topping, and condensed milk in a blender.

  • Step 2:

    Blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape down contents a couple times. 

  • Step 3:

    Extra optional step: I placed contents into a plastic freezer bag, snipped the corner, and piped the frosty into cups.

Additional Notes

Recipe idea adapted from YouTube channel - Brothers Green Eats.

easy copycat Wendys frosty recipe – Frosty closeup

What a great copycat frosty!

The flavor, texture, and overall look are so much like a Wendy’s frosty. We loved this easy idea and hope you will, too!

Have an ice cream maker?

Pop Sugar shows you how to make a much larger batch of chocolate frosty using these same three ingredients. I tried it out using my Whynter 2.1 quart ice cream maker, and it was a definite hit with my family!  This is a great way to make this frozen treat for a crowd!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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