Did I get your attention with the word “Frosty?” If you live anywhere near a Wendy’s fast food restaurant then you know what I’m talking about. The sweet treat that isn’t really ice cream and it’s not quite a milkshake. It’s in the in-between zone. And it must be eaten with a spoon as well as the occasionally slurping from the cup as it begins to melt.
Only 2 Ingredients
I’m one of those folks that likes my dessert right after dinner. I think it’s the whole salty and sweet combination that I love. Gene, on the other hand, likes his dinner to marinate in his stomach for a few hours before he is ready to dive into dessert. But whenever we go to Wendy’s to pickup lunch or dinner, I can usually convince him to have one of these treats right after we eat. And then it occurred to me, I need to learn to make these at home. This is handy if you don’t live close to a Wendy’s and everyone in my family loves to make this. If you have kids, it’s a fun and easy treat for them to make and you don’t have to worry about your Frostys melting on the drive home! This will make about 8-10 servings! With some help from an ice cream maker, you can make this special delight at home with only TWO ingredients. Yes, that is it. Two ingredients and 25 minutes is all it takes until you are in chocolate-y goodness heaven. Amen.
Copycat Wendy's Chocolate Frosty
- 1 quart full fat chocolate milk
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- In a medium bowl, whisk together chocolate milk and sweetened condensed milk until combined.
- Pour into canister of ice cream maker and freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions.
- I turn my ice cream maker on before pouring. This helps to prevent the liquid from sticking to the sides right away.
I have a 1 ½ quart ice cream maker and this recipe works perfectly for this size. If your ice cream maker is larger, you may want to double the recipe.
My ice cream maker bowl must be frozen before use. I cover it with plastic wrap (so it doesn’t form ice crystals on the bowl) and freeze for at least 24 hours-48 hours. When I’m ready to use it, I pull off plastic wrap, pop it into position and turn it on. Then I pour the mixture into the bowl as it is turning. It takes about 25 minutes for it to set up to a frosty consistency.