Make Your Own Wendy’s Frosty – The Lazy Way!

A few weeks ago I read with interest an article on the Yahoo home page about how to make a homemade version of a Wendy’s Frosty. I read with even more interest all the snarky comments that followed. You see, the “recipe” for the homemade Wendy’s Frosty was really a recipe for homemade ice cream that required the use of an ice cream maker. Most of the comments went something like this . . .

“Too much work!”

“I don’t have an ice cream maker!”

“Step one – get in the car and go to Wendy’s!”

“They only cost 99 cents. Just buy one!”

“By the time I make this I won’t even want one anymore!”

Boo! Hiss! Grumble, Grumble . . . .

They were not very friendly comments.

BUT I was rather inclined to agree. Even if the recipe created a tasty Wendy’s Frosty clone, it sounded like it took too much time and too much work – plus you had to own an ice cream maker.How about a homemade Wendy’s Frosty recipe for the rest of us?

DIY frosty copycat

So I give you now my DIY Wendy’s Frosty for lazy folks. Or impatient folks. Or just smart folks who want a quicker way.

Hubby and I like to make this little concoction for an evening snack while we watch TV and it really does taste like a Wendy’s Frosty. We don’t use a blender or anything either. *Lazy* It’s the end of the day and we’re watching TV, doggone it.

All we do is mix together vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream in a bowl with a little splash of milk. We sit there with our bowls and spoons, stirring and mashing, mashing and stirring, until we finally have a nice smooth mixture that’s creamy, yummy, and very Frostyish. And that’s all there is to it!

Sure, you could use a blender, or Magic Bullet, or some other method if you choose to, but just good old stirring and mixing works fine too.  In fact, it keeps the consistency a little bit thicker – like a real Frosty!  And because it’s thicker, we usually just eat the mixture with a spoon even though I took a picture with a straw.

DIY Frosty the Lazy Way

You Will Need:
Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
A Splash of Milk

1. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a scoop of chocolate ice cream in a bowl. You can do equal amounts of both flavors, although I sometimes prefer to use a little bit more vanilla than chocolate (about a 60/40 ratio). Put a little splash of milk in the bowl too.

2. Using a spoon, stir, mash, and mix the two flavors together until you reach a smooth consistency. A blender can also be used if you prefer.

3. Plop down on the couch and enjoy your fast and easy version of a Wendy’s Frosty!

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  1. Very similar to what I do. I use fudge ripple (or rotale or whatever – the vanilla with fudge ribbons) ice cream, pour a little milk over it and,maybe a squirt of chocolate syrup, and stir and mash it til it’s thick and smooth. Tastes like a Frosty to,me!