Starbucks Drink Hack – Cold Brew That Tastes Like a Wendy’s Frosty!

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Starbucks for the win!

This Starbucks secret menu drink hack is basically the most amazing one yet that we had to try it out for ourselves. As if our easy homemade Wendy’s frosty wasn’t already making everyone drool, now you can order something just as (if not more) delicious at Starbucks! 🙌

Thanks to this TikTok user, we’ve recently discovered a way to get the best of Wendy’s… but at Starbucks! And people are going crazy over it.

It’s no surprise that this special order drink is going viral! Similar to our popular whipped instant coffee and our adult martini recipes, this Starbucks drink is what speaks to people. Topped with a layer of perfectly whipped and sweetened cold foam, it’s going to leave your taste buds feeling like they just dove into a caffeinated Wendy’s Frosty. YUM!

Stetson was so excited about this yummy Starbucks drink hack that he created a video for ya:

If you can’t see the video, watch it on YouTube here.

So what’s in this Wendy’s inspired Starbucks cold brew? 🤩

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According to our TikTok source, we knew just what to order. So, of course, we sent Stetson to be our exclusive taste tester.

Here’s what’s in the drink:

For the drink, mix the below ingredients:

    • Cold Brew
    • 4 pumps marshmallow
    • A splash of cream
    • Ice

For the whipped topping, blend the below ingredients:

    • Heavy cream foam
    • 1 scoop of vanilla bean powder
    • 1 pump mocha

Ready to order? Here’s what you need to say to your Starbucks barista:

“I’d like a grande cold brew with 4 pumps of marshmallow and a splash of cream. Then for the cold foam, please blend heavy cream with 1 scoop of vanilla bean powder and 1 pump of mocha, and pour over the top of the cold brew, please!”

*Note: Keep in mind that this recipe is not going to be a mobile-friendly order since marshmallow is not an option for drinks and you cannot change the flavor of cold foam. 

On a side note, did you know that you can score this Starbucks drink for free if you’re new to the Starbucks rewards program?! Here’s all the info!

Starbucks chocolate frosty wendys secret menu drink

Here’s what Stetson had to say about this new concoction:

“I didn’t think this would work at first, but I really did get that hint of a Wendy’s chocolate frosty after thinking about it. The drink is really creamy and yummy. The whipped consistency with the cold foam topping takes it to another level. Not a bad way to wake up in the morning, especially if you’ve got a sweet tooth and need to get your caffeine fix.” 🤤

Well, now we’re all on our way to Starbucks. Cheers! ☕️

Here are some viral drink recipes you can easily make at home.

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Saraโ€™s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 22

  1. Wow!

    Can you imagine how much this will cost?!! They charge extra for every addition and this sounds like a A lOT if extras! Our local stores increased their prices since Covid.

    • KrissyMurphy

      Just save it for your free drink! I only get fancy drinks with points ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Natasha-ai

        Exactly! Get all the pricier stuff with stars and game prizes. I won a prize and was trying all kinds of large combos.

  2. UniK

    Cute idea but why the heck would you go spend $5 on this drink when you could just go get the ACTUAL frosty for $1?

    • Jpete911

      Why go to Starbucks? Just go straight to Wendyโ€™s for an actual frosty that is cheaper

    • Jen

      Exactly what I thought when I read the title!

    • Dawn D Looyen

      I agree.Also the wendys version is a lot less in carbs I think. How many carbs in this hack?

  3. Dkp91576

    If you have the Starbucks Chase credit card, you get 2 free cold brew every weekend for the month of June. I canโ€™t order this particular drink because my locations are only open for mobile ordering. But I am still getting my cold brews with extra shots of espresso and Toffee nut flavor lol!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for commenting!

    • C.Ocegueda

      This is also true for prepaid card holders. Just found it in my app. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tina

      And their Barista pick just came out too on the App, 3 trips to Starbucks this weekend! So I hope someone can help, I ordered for the first time an iced caramel cloud macchiato venti size. I barely made it down the road and the cold foam deflated and I was left with half a drink. What is the appeal for a foam drink if it just disappears so fast lol is there another drink I could order that will allow the foam to stay longer? I’m trying new drinks ๐Ÿ™‚

      • jax

        The foam is my favorite part. If you ask for extra foam it will typically stay longer. I have had a few that the foam disappeared quickly I have no idea why but i was pretty sad lol. I do the cold foam cold brew but you can ask for vanilla foam on any drink.

      • jax

        The foam is my favorite part. If you ask for extra foam it will typically stay longer. I have had a few that the foam disappeared quickly I have no idea why but i was pretty sad lol. I do the cold foam cold brew but you can ask for vanilla foam on any drink.

  4. Doug Smith

    If you want a Wendy’s chocolate frosty taste then just buy a frosty. It is a lot cheaper.

  5. Lora

    Stedson ๐Ÿ˜†

    • *Angela-Miles*

      I chuckled at that too haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • markiesluv

      Me too. At first glance I thought it said ” Studson!” LOL! These eyes.

  6. Mamamia

    OMG I want to see the receipt!

  7. Leavesbegintofall

    This sounds delicious but I would feel kind of embarrassed ordering such an extra drink ๐Ÿ˜‚

  8. JJ Cool Mom

    Please tip your barista when you order a drink like this and be extra kind:) Thank you:)

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  10. patricialavenz-goff

    I don’t like the chocolate frosty at Wendy’s. Not a chocolate fan.

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