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This EASY 4 ingredient Homemade Chocolate Frosty is such a fun dessert for a hot summer day. It’s everyone’s favorite childhood treat…made at home, made healthier, and made so easily! These Frosty’s are ice cold and super creamy, just like the Wendy’s version. But, they’re actually better, because they’re made with real chocolate, cream, and vanilla. Trust me here, this Frosty is SO VERY GOOD, all of my brothers have approved. There’s nothing not to love about this sweet and creamy chocolate Frosty. It’s everyone’s favorite…from kids to adults.

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You guys, you guys! I made us a homemade chocolate Frosty, and honestly, it’s really delicious. Just like Wendy’s texture wise, but with better chocolate flavor.

I’ve said this many time over now, but as a kid I didn’t enjoy fast food very much. I think I ate it a few times as a young, young child. But I moved on from fast food pretty early on in life…

I was a weird kid, I loved carrots and ranch as a snack, and always ate my broccoli.

But I wasn’t that weird because I still loved a good DQ blizzard. And on rare occasions, a Wendy’s Frosty. I say rare because if the family was getting something sweet, we’d eat mom’s homemade desserts. Or if we were lucky, we’d grab a blizzard. It was rare that my mom ever took us to Wendy’s. We just didn’t eat fast food. But every once in a while we’d grab a Frosty.

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The other day I was driving by Wendy’s and thinking about those Frosty’s. It got me wondering if I could make something similar at home. I just had to try it…and now here we are.

I wasn’t sure I could make an exact replica – and I didn’t, but in my opinion, it’s even better. Just as cold, just as creamy, but with real chocolate flavor and hints of vanilla.

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What I love so much about this recipe is just how easy it is. Just four ingredients that you possible have in your kitchen right now.

Chocolate milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla.

The process is as follows. Freeze the chocolate milk into ice cubes. Then blend in the blender with the cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla (I add a pinch of salt too). Blend until really creamy, then serve it up right away in short milk or juice glasses.

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A few more notes

I did take the effort to make homemade chocolate milk, but it’s just milk, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla blended together. So the effort was an five extra minutes, and well worth it for the flavor.

I also love that I can easily adjust the amount of sugar. I love things less sweet, but you might like them sweeter. So add more or less sweetener according to your taste.

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The recipe makes a good amount of chocolate ice cubes so you won’t be able to fit them all in your blender at once. Leave some in the freezer so you can enjoy a Frosty any time of day!

Simple as that. It’s COLD and CREAMY and just so darn delicious. I love that the chocolate and vanilla flavors really stand out. And the texture? Well it’s just like Wendy’s – perfection.

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The real question?

How do you enjoy your frosty? Plain Jane and with a spoon…or do you order a side of fries for dipping?

I was always a spoon person. But I will say, I think a milkshake and fries are a really great combo!

So, what’s your preference?

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Looking for other frozen Summer recipes? Here are some favorites:

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Fudge Pops

Swirled Berry Ice Cream Butter Cake

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pretzel Cake

Homemade Double the Fudge Buster Bars

Lastly, if you make this Homemade Chocolate Frosty, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Homemade Chocolate Frosty

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 284 kcal

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  • 5 cups chocolate milk
  • 1/2-1 cup heavy cream, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Divide the chocolate milk between ice cube trays and freeze overnight.
    2. In a blender, combine about half the ice cubes, the cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add more cream if needed to thin, or additional ice cubes to make thicker. Taste and add sweet milk as desired. Enjoy!
    3. Keep the remaining ice cubes in the freezer to make more Frosty's another time!


Homemade Chocolate Milk: in a blender combine 5 cups milk, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Blend until combined. Chocolate milk will keep 1 week in the fridge. 
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  1. This is really great and refreshing during the heatwave we’re currently having here. I also added some espresso, and really love it that way. I am a fry dipper, as I love salt with chocolate!

    1. Hey Sara,
      Fantastic!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! 🌸Tieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Better than Wendy’s!!! Wow….that texture. So cold and so creamy and chocolatey and and a touch of vanilla. Total hit with my teenage son who especially loves Frostys

    1. Hi Shannon,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Holidays!💥 xT

  3. Hi there. I tried this tonight and the family loved it. Said it tasted just like, if not better than, Wendy’s.

    On a side note, for clarity in the recipe it may be helpful to indicate 2.5 cups of chocolate milk versus 5 cups since the other ingredients are listed in the proportion for just 1/2 the cubes.

    Thanks to your brother for inspiring these fast food healthier versions!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed and hope you have the best week! xTieghan

  4. My family loves this recipe! We just finished the milk ice cubes. Now it’s time to make more! I made the chocolate milk last time, but i think I’ll buy the milk next time and see if there’s a difference. Great recipe!

    1. Hey Cynthia,
      Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  5. So good!!! Tastes just like the one from Wendys. I made my ice cubes with skim milk so I’m treating it like it’s healthier!!

    1. Hey Tina,
      Wonderful! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving the recipe a try!! xTieghan

  6. This Recipe has now been added to my list of things I will forever make. It is so delicious! I dont put powdered sugar in the milk and its still so yum! Thank-you Tieghan for this amazing recipe 🙂

    1. Hey Danelle,
      Fantastic, I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan