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Copycat Chocolate Frosty

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If you want to be able to make a creamy, lightly chocolatey frosty at home, this is the recipe for you. It only takes 3 ingredients. The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.

Two ice cream sundae cups filled with frozen homemade chocolate frosty mixture.

If you like Wendy’s chocolate frosties, this recipe will allow you to whip up about a gallon of the good stuff at home.

As a kid, if we went to Wendy’s you better bet I was going to angle to get a frosty. That was the best part about going there.

I have seen the recipe online several times, but never followed though on making it. But it occurred to me recently that Little Dude has never had one.

Ingredients for homemade frosty including chocolate milk, sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip.

So, I thought it would be fun to make some with him. He loves ice cream treats, so I know he would love these too.

Plus he had been looking for a recipe to make a video for. This seemed like the perfect thing!

Luckily all you have to do is mix up some chocolate milk with sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping. The chocolate milk gives that milk chocolate flavor that makes the frosty one of a kind.

The condensed milk adds some richness and extra sweetness to the mixture. Plus it helps to keep the mixture from freezing so solid.

The Cool Whip also adds airiness and a bit of vanilla to the mixture. Together they make the perfect treat.

Tips and Tricks

Keep the Cool Whip frozen. The colder the mixture starts, the quicker it will freeze.

If you have a large ice cream maker, you can churn the mixture in there instead of pulling it out of the freezer to stir every so often.

Try this recipe with strawberry milk to make a strawberry frosty. Or use milk and Tang for an orange creamisice frosty.

More Recipes to Try

If you like frozen treats and chocolate, my homemade chocolate ice cream recipe may be for you. There are no eggs and you don’t have to cook it.

Two glass bowls with homemade chocolate frosty and spoons inside.

Maybe a chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake is more your style. It is still frozen and delicious, but you use store-bought ice cream to make it extra easy.

Check out my collection of ice cream recipes for even more tasty inspiration.

Two ice cream sundae cups filled with frozen homemade chocolate frosty mixture.

Copycat Chocolate Frosty

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
If you want to be able to make a creamy, lightly chocolatey frosty at home, this is the recipe for you. It only takes 3 ingredients. The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.
5 from 3 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • ½ gallon chocolate milk
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip frozen

Instructions
 

  • Put about half of the ingredients in the blender. Process until just combined. Pour into freezer container or containers.
    ½ gallon chocolate milk, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Process the remaining ingredients and pour into containers.
  • Freeze until the desired consistency, shaking or stirring every 45 minutes or so. If you are using individual sized jars, this should just take a few hours. For larger quart jars, closer to 4 hours. If you put it all in a gallon container, it will take closer to 8 hours.
  • Serve frozen and keep leftovers in the freezer.

Notes

This recipe makes about  3 quarts of Frosty mixture.
If you have a large ice cream maker, you can churn it instead of freezing it and stirring it every so often. That will help to get a super creamy texture. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 150mgPotassium: 407mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 291mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Matt

Monday 13th of May 2024

This was easy and delicious.

Jaxon

Thursday 9th of May 2024

This worked exactly as written, thanks!

Wednesday 1st of May 2024

What a great recipe!