Magic Chocolate Milk Shakes ( Wendy's Frosty Copycat )

"No Ice Cream needed for this delicious Wendy's Mock Frosty! When we're in need for something sweet and don't have ice cream I break out the blender for this treat! BTW this really is very similar to the Wendy's Frosty."
Magic Chocolate Milk Shakes ( Wendy's Frosty Copycat ) created by tomlinste
Ready In:


  • 1 12 - 2 cups ice water
  • 1 12 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 14 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 ice cubes, as much as you can spare (1 1/2 trays)
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • nonstick cooking spray, squirt this is for emulsification purposes (5 second)


  • Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray.
  • Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on the blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4's full.
  • Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve.
  • Variations:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee for a mocha shake.
  • Add 1 very ripe banana for a chocolate banana shake.
  • Add a big spoonful of peanut butter for a decandent Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake.
  • Add a few broken red and white candy mints for a refreshing Chocolate Mint shake.
  • To make a vanilla Milk Shake, omit the cocoa powder, reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup and add 1 Tablespoon (yes a full tablespoon) of vanilla flavoring. For a french vanilla milk shake crack in an egg too.
  • *** Splenda can be used in this recipe. It is measure for measure.
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  1. lovestorun1234
    I was just thinking to myself how deprived my kids are that I've never made them a chocolate shake because I don't keep ice cream in the house and I stumbled upon this recipe. All of them gave it 5 stars. Easy to make, ingredients I had in the house and only costs pennies to make. Will be making this on a regular basis from now on. Thank you for posting!
  2. tomlinste
    Magic Chocolate Milk Shakes ( Wendy's Frosty Copycat ) Created by tomlinste
  3. JFitz
    I made this for my son who LOVES Wendy's Vanilla Frosty and he thought it was very similar. Couldn't be easier. As recommended I cut back on the oil and forgot to add the spray but didn't notice any difference. I added less water but next time I think I will add even less. Thanks for a great recipe!
  4. Catnip46
    Could have fooled me that there wasn't any ice cream in it; it sure tasted like it. I never had Wendy's Frosty so I can't compare but I do know this tasted good. The only thing I didn't like was the taste of the cooking spray so next time I will use less of that. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can make it as thick or thin as you like.
  5. Kasha
    Really quick, I just got up from the computer, cut the recipe in half and made it in about 3 minutes. Super cheap. I agree, too sweet for my tastes and you need a good blender motor. Would be good for a bunch of kids.

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