Only 4 ingredients (including one super secret ingredient) needed to make one of America’s creamiest, fluffiest frozen chocolatey treat! Tastes EXACTLY like the original Wendy’s Frosty!
YOU GUYS. I think I’ve just made a discovery so amazing, so monumental, so…HUGE, or as Donald Trump would say, “YUGE”, that I can’t keep it a secret any longer. I think I’ve discovered the recipe for Wendy’s Frosty. Well, maybe not THE original recipe, but it has to be super duper darn close!
So how did I come up with the recipe for those addictively creamy, remarkably fluffy, and perfectly chilled chocolatey beverages we all love and adore? Well, kind of by accident, to be honest.
For starters, I ended up using canned evaporated milk. Funnily enough, the evaporated milk was more of a last-minute replacement rather than a well-thought out ingredient. I realized that I didn’t have any regular milk on hand, but I had plenty of evaporated milk in my pantry. I figured that since evaporated milk tends to be creamier and richer than regular milk, it would produce a creamier and richer Frosty.
To sweeten this creamy confection I used yet another shelf-stable milk–sweetened condensed milk! Instead of using granulated sugar which usually has to be heated in order to dissolve into the custard properly, I decided sweetened condensed milk would be the easier, creamier option. And for that added fluffiness, I folded in some whipped topping.
Now, in order to call this a true Wendy’s Frosty, there HAD to be some sort of chocolatey richness added. This is where the secret ingredient comes in…ready for it?
Yes, powdered brownie mix that you buy from the store. My intentions were actually to create a Brownie Batter Frosty. However, when I tried it, it reminded me so much of the original chocolate Frosty. The brownie mix added that indescribable chocolate flavor and richness, yet you wouldn’t be able to guess that it was brownie mix. I haven’t tried it with chocolate cake mix yet, but I’d imagine it would taste a little different. May have to try that next time!
And don’t let the lighter color fool you. It’s got just the right amount of light chocolatey sweetness to taste just like the original.
Although if you absolutely must…
So there you have it! Just four (FOUR, PEOPLE!) easy peasy ingredients is all you need to make this amazingly indulgent drink.
- 2 cups evaporated milk (about 1 1/2 cans)
- 5 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup brownie mix (dry)
- 4 ounces whipped topping
- In a glass measuring cup or large mixing bowl, whisk the first three ingredients together until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping. Cover, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Chill mixture in ice cream maker, following manufacturer's instructions. Once frosty is to the desired consistency (about 10-15 minutes), pour into glasses. Serve with a straw, a spoon and an extra drizzle of chocolate syrup, if desired.