Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

by Jillian

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!

Copycat Wendys Frosty | A baJillian Recipes

YOU GUYS. I think I’ve just made a discovery so amazing, so monumental, so…HUGE 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! 

Copycat Wendys Frosty | A baJillian Recipes

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. 

Copycat Wendys Frosty | A baJillian Recipes

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.

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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?

Brownie mix.

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!

Copycat Wendys Frosty | A baJillian Recipes

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…

Copycat Wendys Frosty | A baJillian Recipes

So there you have it! Just four (FOUR, PEOPLE!) easy peasy ingredients is all you need to make this amazingly indulgent drink.

Copycat Wendys Frosty | A baJillian Recipes

Copycat Wendy's Frosty

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!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigeration Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 cups evaporated milk (about 1 1/2 cans)
  • 5 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ 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.
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carol gourmet January 15, 2018 - 8:50 AM

When I saw this recipe in the first moment, I thought it would be very difficult and to do but later I saw that it is easy to take few ingredients, it must be very good, the presentation is mouth watering.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt April 19, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Oh yum!! I need one of these in my life. Wait actually I need a lot of these in my life 🙂

Jillian April 30, 2016 - 3:50 AM

Thanks Julie!! These are SO easy to make. And even easier to make disappear 😉


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