Homemade Chocolate Frosty is a creamy, blended, chocolatey ice-cream treat that will remind you of a Wendy’s Frosty. Thick, rich, and perfect for dipping your french fries into!

Homemade Wendy's Frosty in a Mug

Homemade Chocolate Frosty {Wendy’s Copycat}

Wendy’s is a fast-food chain that is known for its hamburgers, fries, and, of course, the Frosty! A frosty is a dairy treat that is similar to a milkshake, but a little thinner in its consistency. I prefer to eat mine with a spoon, but you can sometimes use a straw. It has just a slight chocolate flavor that isn’t too sweet, but so refreshing.

Homemade Wendy's Chocolate Frosty

Homemade Chocolate Frosty Ingredients

With just four ingredients and a blender, you can have a milkshake to indulge in.

Ice Cream: Vanilla ice cream is used in this recipe. Yes, this is a chocolate frosty, but the chocolate flavoring comes from the cocoa powder. When Wendy’s introduced the frosty dessert, they wanted just a hint of chocolate so it would not overwhelm the taste of the hamburgers.

Milk: Whole milk will give you the creamiest texture.

Cocoa Powder: Unsweetened cocoa powder is the best choice in this recipe. We tested with Dutch-processed cocoa powder, and the frosty had a slight bitterness to the taste we didn’t prefer.

Homemade Wendy's Chocolate Frosty

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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Chocolate Frosty

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Homemade Chocolate Frosty is a creamy, blended, chocolatey ice-cream treat that will remind you of a Wendy's Frosty.


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ¾ cup (184 g) whole milk*
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender. Mix until combined (30-60 seconds).
  • Serve immediately.


*If you want it thicker you can use 1/2 cup of milk. 

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Reader Comments

  1. Hi MRs. Davis your recipes motivates me more to make a sweet dessert thank you so much … From Philippines

  2. Best Frosty I ever Tasted–Even better than the Original Frosty at Wendy,s👍💜🇺🇸🇺🇸

  3. Loved this, but definitely an indulgent treat – much higher in calories, fat, etc. Thanks for the easy peasy lemon squeezy recipe!! Do you have one for the vanilla frosty? Would you just leave out the cocoa powder?

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