Is it a drink or a dessert? A lazy soft serve or an ambitious milkshake? Apparently, the internet can’t make it’s mind up about a Wendy’s frosty.
Un-luckily, there’s no question about the fast food favorite’s less than savory ingredients: corn syrup, milk, sugar, whey, cocoa processed with alkali, carrageenan and artificial flavors, to name a few. So if you’re in the mood to skip the drive-thru (we swear it isn’t as hard as it sounds), here’s a healthier-for-you copycat Frosty you can whip in less than 3 minutes.
To get the creamy, ice cream-ish texture, you’ll be using coconut milk, coconut cream, and a banana as a subtly sweet, dairy-free alternative to milk. Raw cacao brings a deep chocolate flavor — don’t even get us started on the difference between real cacao vs cocoa — while maple syrup amps up the caramel flavor. Blend up everything until you get a smooth, thick consistency, then grab a spoon and dig in!
Tip: If you want your frosty to have a thicker consistency, pop it into the freezer for 15 minutes to thicken up.
Btw, my money’s on ambitious milkshake.
Copycat Wendy's Chocolate Frosty RecipePrint Recipe
- 11 oz coconut milk
- 5.4 oz coconut cream
- 4 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 15 ice cubes
Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Pulse until smooth and creamy.
Pour the frosty into glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Tip: For a thicker texture, chill your frosty in the freezer for 15 minutes.