Wendy’s frosty recipe is easy to make at home with only 3 ingredients. You only need a blender and no ice cream maker needed. This copycat frosty is rich and creamy.

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Wendy’s frosty recipe

Learn how to make a homemade frosty and impress your kids. They are going to love being able to enjoy these at home. With only 3 ingredients, you can easily make this any day of the week.

The next time the craving hits for a Wendy’s frosty, whip up this easy recipe instead. With only a handful of ingredients, this is fast and easy.

The kids all loved this Copycat Wendy’s Frosty. You will love saving money and making these at home.

They like to dip French Fries into the soft-serve treat. There is something about the sweet and savory combination.

Ingredients for Wendy's frosty recipe.


  • vanilla ice cream (softened slightly)
  • milk
  • Nesquik powder

You just need 3 simple ingredients for this recipe.

Wendy's frosty recipe in a glass.

How to make Wendy’s frosty at home:

  • Place all of the ingredients in the blender.
  • Blend until the frosty mixture is smooth and has the desired consistency. It is that simple and easy to make!
Mixture in blender.

How to serve:

Divide the mixture evenly between the glasses. We like to serve with a straw and a spoon to get every last drop.

This frosty recipe makes a great dessert or after-school snack. You might want to serve it with fries for dipping. This is a favorite in our house.

My kids go crazy over this recipe so sometimes I double it.

Topping ideas:

  • Whipped topping. Cool whip is great or you can make homemade whipped topping.
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Mini Chocolate Chips. You can also use candy bars and crush them. Sprinkle for topping and enjoy. This is a great way to use leftover candy.

You definitely don’t need anything extra for this frosty. However, these are a few ideas if you are feeling decadent.

My kids love to top it with Cool Whip, chocolate syrup, and chocolate chips. They go all out with the toppings.

Wendy's frosty recipe in a glass.

Variation ideas:

  • You can also make this with a can of sweetened condensed milk, container of cool whip and chocolate milk. Blend until combined and freeze until firm.
  • Chocolate fans might like to add a tablespoon of cocoa powder for more chocolate flavor.
  • Coffee makes a nice variation. Add coffee to taste for a coffee-flavored chocolate frosty. This is really delicious and a great combination.
  • Ovaltine can be substituted for Nesquik if that is what you have. Either option will taste great.
  • Try Strawberry Nesquik for a strawberry-flavored frosty. It is a tasty variation and perfect if you love all things strawberry.
Wendy's frosty recipe in a glass.

Can you put a frosty in the freezer?

Yes, you can freeze these. We like to do this for an easy treat already made.

Simply freeze the frosty inside a freezer container. I would freeze them using individual containers to make them easy to grab and go.

It will last up to 3 weeks in the freezer if stored properly.

If you only have a little bit left but don’t want to waste it, you can use an ice cube tray.

When you are ready to enjoy, allow the container to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. The texture should be perfect after that to enjoy.


  • The ice cream needs to be softened before you blend it. Just a few minutes on the counter should do the trick.
  • You can add an extra tablespoon of Nesquik for a more intense chocolate flavor.
Wendy's frosty recipe in a glass.

3 ingredient recipe for Wendy’s Frosty

The entire family will enjoy being able to have these at home. They are so easy to make and inexpensive as well. Anyone can make this in just minutes.

There really isn’t any prep work involved. Just toss the ingredients and blend. Then blend it all together.

Make this easy recipe for the best treat in minutes. I think you will be pleasantly surprised how much it tastes like the real deal. My kids were super impressed and they can be picky.

This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Wendy's frosty recipe in a glass.

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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

4.70 from 26 votes
Wendy's frosty recipe is easy to make at home with only 3 ingredients. You only need a blender and no ice cream maker needed. This copycat frosty is rich and creamy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 318


  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream softened slightly
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons Nesquik powder
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  • Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth

Nutrition Facts

Calories 318kcal, Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 7g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 130mg, Potassium 411mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 31g, Vitamin A 655IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 249mg, Iron 1mg

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