Monday, March 16, 2020

Wendy's Frosty (Copycat Recipe)

Our Wendy's Frosty is made with just 3 simple ingredients. Make this copycat recipe for a chocolate shake that tastes like the real thing!

titled image (and shown): Wendy's Frosty (copycat recipe)

Be sure to check out our copycat recipes for Wendy's Chili and Wendy's Classic Honey Mustard, too!

Frosty fans unite… I’ve come up with the most perfect copycat recipe EVER!  This dessert tastes like the real deal, and it is so simple to make.

I bet you can’t guess the secret ingredient!

Wendy's Frosty - the perfect chocolate shake!

Growing up, I was a HUGE fan of their super thick chocolate shake.  Okay, who am I kidding… I still am!  

Now they make them with vanilla flavor, but my heart still belongs to the original chocolate flavor.

thick chocolate shake in a tall glass

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, but none that were just right until now!

Hey guys, it’s Amanda from The Chunky Chef.  I love being a contributor here on TSRI, and will be here sharing some of my favorite recipes each month!

I look forward to bringing some of my midwestern flair and enjoying some treats together.

making a homemade Wendy's frosty recipe in a blender

Recipe Tips:
  • Soften the ice cream. Be sure to soften the vanilla ice cream.  Just leaving it out on the counter for 5 to 10 minutes should do the trick.
  • How to make a thicker shake. This copycat recipe makes a Wendy's frosty with a classic, semi-melted consistency.  
If you prefer a thicker consistency shake, use slightly less milk.

2 tall glasses of homemade Wendy's frosty

Wendy's Frosty Ingredients

  • Blender I’ve been using this blender for years and I love that it still works amazingly well!
  • NesquikThis is the secret ingredient to making your Wendy's frosty taste JUST like the one you get from the restaurant!


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copycat version of a chocolate Wendy's Frosty recipe

Wendy's Frosty (Copycat Recipe)

Our Wendy's Frosty is made with just 3 simple ingredients. Make this copycat recipe for a chocolate shake that tastes like the real thing!

prep time: 5 minutes  cook time: total time: 5 minutes


  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream (softened slightly)
  • 1 cup milk (I usually use whole)
  • 3 tablespoons Nesquik powder


  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.

titled image (and shown): Wendy's Frosty Copycat

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  1. Just made this for my husband. He said it's the real deal!

    1. I am so happy to hear we nailed it, Betsy. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Omg very good just like Wendy's Yummy😁

  3. Could I use 1% milk? That's all we use in our house. I've used it for other recipes and it works OK.

  4. I have ate my ice cream like that scent I was young

  5. What flavor Nesquik?

  6. Ovaltine is better!

  7. Now I need fries to dip in my frosty! Yumm

  8. strawberry nesquik is amazing also

  9. If I want to make just vanilla frosty do I just use ice cream and milk?

    thanks Dorothy

  10. Isn’t there a vanilla nesquik? ��


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