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