Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

I haven’t had a Frosty in about 15 years but it popped into my head, and I had to have one.

Except I knew I wasn’t going to Wendy’s for one and better make it myself.

Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty - 4 ingredients & a blender is all you need for this spot-on, lighter version of the real thing!

It’s fast, dangerously easy, and you don’t need an ice cream maker.

Simply add 4 ingredients to your blender, whiz, divide it between two mugs, freeze for 30 minutes, and enjoy. Way too easy.

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Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty - 4 ingredients & a blender is all you need for this spot-on, lighter version of the real thing!

The results are every bit as good as Wendy’s and the taste and texture is spot-on.

As a bonus, my version is low-fat and while no one should ever confuse Frosties with healthfood, this version is lighter than the real thing.

Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty - 4 ingredients & a blender is all you need for this spot-on, lighter version of the real thing!

I used fat-free versions of whipped topping and sweetened condensed milk, the chocolate milk is low-fat, and there’s no fat in cocoa powder. If you want to use full-fat products, be my guest.

You could likely keep the Frosty vegan by using vegan whipped topping, omit the sweetened condensed milk, and use chocolate almond milk.

Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty - 4 ingredients & a blender is all you need for this spot-on, lighter version of the real thing!

It’s smooth, creamy, rich, sweet, and refreshing with nostalgic charm. I used restraint to not down the entire batch.

My 7-year old inhaled about 18 ounces of Frosty in 18 seconds. Wish I still had that metabolism. She requested that I make more of this. Like asap.

Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty - 4 ingredients & a blender is all you need for this spot-on, lighter version of the real thing!

I love cold treats even more when they get melty.

Something tells me some Homemade Baileys would make me love the melty parts even that much more.

Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty - 4 ingredients & a blender is all you need for this spot-on, lighter version of the real thing!

Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty - 4 ingredients & a blender is all you need for this spot-on, lighter version of the real thing!

Low-Fat Copycat Wendy's Frosty

The taste and texture of this copycat Wendy’s Frosty is spot-on and you don’t need an ice cream maker. Simply add 4 ingredients to your blender, whiz, freeze for 30 minutes, and enjoy. The recipe is low-fat because it uses fat-free versions of whipped topping and sweetened condensed milk, chocolate milk is low-fat, and there’s no fat in cocoa powder. If you want to use full-fat products, be my guest. You could likely keep the recipe vegan by using vegan whipped topping, omit the sweetened condensed milk, and use chocolate almond milk. It’s smooth, creamy, rich, sweet, and refreshing with nostalgic charm.

Ingredients:

12 ounces (1 standard tub) whipped topping, keep frozen (I used fat-free Cool Whip; lite, regular, or vegan versions may be substituted)
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate milk (I used 1% chocolate milk; chocolate almond milk may be substituted)

Directions:

  1. To the canister of a  blender, add the whipped topping, sweetened condensed milk (Tip – make these with the rest of the can), cocoa powder, pour the milk over the top, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour mixture into 2 glasses and freeze for about 30 to 60 minutes, or until desired consistency is reached. Stir well before serving.
  3. Extra portion will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 1 month (cover glasses with plasticwrap or place inside a ziplock to prevent freezer smells). Allow to come up to room temp for about 30 minutes before serving if frozen solid.
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71 comments on “Low-Fat Copycat Wendy’s Frosty”

  1. Have been seeing this on Pinterest but wasn’t sure how it would turn out but have to say your recipes have never failed me in the past so will have to try this one out too! Luckily I have half a can of sweetened condensed milk to use anyways. It seems like the only flavoring this is missing compared to the homemade baileys is a tiny bit of coffee + whiskey right? Might have to add a little bit in and see how it turns out!

  2. I have been craving a Wendy’s frosting like crazy! And now I can make my own, that’s scary. All I need are some french fries to dip. :)

  3. wow, this is what I want. Weather is dipping here and today it’s in 40’s.

  4. This drink might be a teeny weeny too easy even for a low fat drink.
    What a sneaky and excellent recipe detective job that you did.

  5. I haven’t had a Wendy’s frosty in forever! This homemade version calls for a side of fries and a burger…or maybe a grilled chicken sandwich to keep it on the healthier side. :)

  6. Brilliant! This could be for reals dangerous. 4 ingredients. No ice cream maker. Hello, Frosty every night. Pinned.

  7. This frosty is just what I need, love your skinny version!

  8. OOOOOh! Now I wanna make this and feed it to Michael and see if he can tell the difference! Awesome idea Averie!

  9. Yum Averie! This sounds amazing and so creamy!! What a creative recipe!!!

  10. I love this Frosty’s but I don’t indulge. Now though I will be able to have a frosty and eat it too!

  11. This looks so good- I hate Wendy’s, but I actually really love their frostys!!

  12. I’ve never actually had a Wendy’s frosty, but I don’t think I’m going to start anytime soon! Not with how easy and light your recipe is. As a chocoholic, I’d totally devour the entire batch. No shame. And then as your daughter for her metabolism so I could have another. ;)

  13. Frosty’s are so good!! It would be dangerous making them at home but I guess healthier too. AHh! Such a treat to have this recipe in hand.

  14. Just a heads up, Truwhip DOES contain milk. It has sodium caseinate (milk protein) in it. http://www.truwhip.com/nutritionalInfo/index.php

  15. You may have answered a deep craving! One question though, can you recommend a substitution for the Cool Whip for those of us in countries where it’s not available? I’m a missionary in Wales and have been dreaming of Frosties (sad, I know).

  16. I’m sorry to spoil this but….there is no way that this is healthier than an original frosty, if you use the right ingredients, maybe, but not these…

    Lite cool whip has 1 gram of saturated fat and 1 gram of fat per serving. By using a whole 12 oz container, you’re having roughly 37.5 servings….
    That equates to 37.5 grams of fat or 76% of total fat for the day and 189% (WOW) of daily saturated fat. Not to mention a mere 945 calories alone in the coolwhip.
    That is only for that one ingredient.

    Fast: Yes
    Copycat: Yes
    Easy: Yes
    Healthy: No

    • Then again, that would be using lite cool whip. So I advise anyone trying to make this to use fat-free for a much healthier version.

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