Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wendy's Frosty

Aren't 99 cent menus great?

They make me feel all excited like I'm getting a bargain.

Except Wendy's 99 cent Frosties. They are pathetically small.

So I was intrigued when I came across a recipe to make them at home.

The ingredients are REALLY intriguing! No ice cream!

Frosty (Chocolate Milkshake) (4 10 oz servings, 5 min)

1 1/2 c cold water
1 1/2 c dry milk powder (the powder, not reconstitutued)
2/3 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
2 TB oil
A 5-second squirt of cooking spray
1 to 1 1/2 trays of ice cubes

1. Put all ingredients into blender, including the 5 second squirt of cooking spray.
2. Blend for 2 full minutes. Pour and enjoy!

** 5/22 Update: If you have extra, freeze it in popsicle makers. It makes great fudgsicles!

Cost: 99 cents for a tiny one (6 oz?) at Wendys, 25 cents for a 10 oz homemade one

Homemade wins. They are cheap and easy to make with basic ingredients. They have a surprisingly rich chocolate taste. Plus, there are none of the inherent problems with milkshakes: the consistency battle and the icy chunks. This homemade Frosty doesn't have the exact smooth texture of a Wendy's Frosty, but it is definitely simple and delicious.

My inspiration: this site also gives variations and tips


  1. This is amazing! I have no Wendy's by me so I definitely NEED to try this very soon. I will let you know how it turns out :)

  2. Mary, I've halved this recipe a number of times. It still works well!

  3. I am so excited to try this recipe!!!!

  4. I was just craving a frosty last night. The new commercials for the candy chunk frosties are starting to get to me. I bet these would be delicious with chopped up butterfinger or heath bar. I will have to try it!

  5. Ooo, that does sound good! I've been wanting to put mini chocolate chips in it, but had forgotten about it. I'll have to try it now. I think I'll lessen the water a little bit and throw in a few extra ice cubes to thicken it up.

  6. it was ok i guess ... better with icecream because it was icy and thin but the flavor was good