Introduction: Homemade Frosty - an Ice Cream Treat!

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I have always enjoyed those tasty frosty desserts from Wendy's. Cool, creamy and refreshing, but not always within my reach. It was a very long time ago when I realized that as long as I had ice cream in the freezer and a spoon on hand, i would be able to enjoy this tasty treat at anytime.

The process is very simple and can be very rewarding.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Homemade Frosty - Materials

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1. Ice Cream*
2. Bowl**
3. Spoon
4. Elbow Grease

*You may use any flavour of ice cream. However, flavours that contain chunks of ingredients, such as nuts or chocolate chips, will make this process a little more challenging, but not impossible.

**It is best to use a single serving ice cream bowl (similar in size to the one below).

Step 2: Homemade Frosty - Step 1: Measuring

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Once you have gathered all your materials:

- Start by scooping ice cream from the tub into your bowl.
- I would recommend 1 - 2 scoops, but that is totally up to you and the size of your bowl.

*Remember: the more ice cream, the more elbow grease!

Step 3: Homemade Frosty - Step 2: Mixing

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Now you are ready to mix! This is your chance to use up all of that elbow grease you have lying around! Take your spoon and start mixing.

- I started by pressing down on the scoops of ice cream with the convex side of the spoon.
- Then I poked the ice cream with the tip of the spoon.
- Now you can start to mix in a circular motion. After a few spins you will be halfway done.
- Be cautious, the ice cream will have a tendency to spill over the sides of the bowl.
- Keep mixing until you are satisfied with your results.

Step 4: Homemade Frosty - Step 3: Enjoy!

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Now you can sit back and enjoy your cool, creamy and refreshing dessert!


lmrandall (author)2014-04-23

Ummm my sister does this anyway, unintentionally. How come hers ends up like a liquid?

explosivemaker (author)2009-02-27

...could use a drill and one beater from a mixer.....

That is a pretty good idea.

mutput7 (author)explosivemaker2011-01-05

Using drill to make ice cream = AWESOME!

'huntley (author)mutput72011-04-28


BetsyFartBlossom (author)2013-07-11

Well, I tried making it, but once I got the ice cream in the bowl, I just ate it:) It was very good:)

basjan (author)2012-01-15

That looks great

rachelmaryb (author)2011-07-16

I've always been scolded from doing this (My mum had a friend who suffered illness and could only eat ice cream like this) but I've always done it anyways :)

iamhungry (author)rachelmaryb2011-08-17

Hey, here's a link to my recipie.

iamhungry (author)rachelmaryb2011-08-11

Amen to that.

richardlower (author)2010-08-15

I learned how to make this when I was a little kid watching "Pee Wee's Playhouse," though he called the recipe "ice cream soup." I have been been making "ice cream soup" for the last 20 years and have found that certain flavors do in fact taste like Wendy's Frosty Desert. For me, lower quality chocolate ice cream with MARSHMALLOW CREAM seems to be a pretty close match for me as far as flavor and consitency when compared with the Frosty. All in all it's nothing more than a milkshake.

supertoria12 (author)2010-04-19

Haha! I do this ALL the time. Actually had it for breakfast this morning too! I recommend using Neapolitan ice cream because the end result tastes almost exactly like a Frosty. 

bryanfuel1 (author)2010-03-14

 this isn't really a recipe its more just mixing and letting it melt XD
but its still pretty god

Mercysews (author)2009-08-17

I'm sure this is perfectly delicious, and was a bit of a humorous instructable. However, if anyone has a recipe that more resembles the real Frosties, would you please consider posting???

matstermind (author)Mercysews2009-12-13

2 parts vanilla
1 part chocolate
then mix, it tastes just like a frosty (breyers is the best to use)

•Fabulous Copycat Wendy's Frosty
•THIS is SO good!
•1 cup Milk
•1/2 cup Nestle's Quik
•3 cups Softened Vanilla ice cream
•place in refrigerator for 1 hour
•Blend Milk and Quik for 10 seconds on high speed.
•"Pulse" in the ice cream until barely mixed.

1.Place in refrigerator for 1 hour
2.Blend Milk and Quik for 10 seconds on high speed.
3."Pulse" in the ice cream until barely mixed.

pasted from site :

Thanks WNCmountaingirl. This does sound like it would be more along that nice frostiness that I'm looking for!

It's the Nestle's Quik.... thats the secret to a Frosty lol....

luch (author)WNCmountaingirl2009-09-14

Thanks for sharing! :)

masonrulz (author)2009-10-12

holy god, i didnt think anyone else knew about this but me:D ive been doing itfor years, but my mother keeps yelling at me bcuz it can overflow while your doing it:P i suggest using coocklat chip, mint chip, or choclate chip coockie dough.i like chocolate chips XD

luch (author)masonrulz2009-10-13

Chocolate chips are awesome! 

LilLaTLuv (author)2009-07-21

Hey! Yummy. Just add oreo crumbs to make a Twisted Frosty. Or add Coke to get a Frosty, I think I'm going to have fun with this... Luv ya, Tashi :)

luch (author)LilLaTLuv2009-07-24

Thanks for the coke tip! Gotta try that!

finfan7 (author)2009-03-20

This is really just soft serve icecream. If you really want it to be a frosty you have to add a bunch of chemicals.

semi_emo_cutie (author)finfan72009-06-02

i no! stoped geting them recently....but now maybe my frosty crave will cease to exist!

basjan (author)2009-03-31

Wow, Great stuff thanks.

luch (author)basjan2009-04-05


Chocomarshfrog (author)2009-03-20

This looks awesome. Almost too good to be true I have to try it

luch (author)Chocomarshfrog2009-03-25

Thanks Dude!

truovrld (author)2009-03-02

I'm thinking my stand mixer might work. And would help make more. My fiance can eat an amazing amount of ice cream.

luch (author)truovrld2009-03-03

I think it would work too. Let me know how it goes, if you try it out.

lemonie (author)2009-02-26

You could use a blender? L

luch (author)lemonie2009-02-26

Definitely, but it is much easier with a spoon when preparing a single serving. Also, less cleanup and less waste without the blender. :) Thanks for looking.

lemonie (author)luch2009-02-26

Is getting air into the mix important? I'm thinking a fork might work better than a spoon? L

luch (author)lemonie2009-02-26

I don't think it is critical. However, using a gentle folding technique when first mixing does help to make the process easier and at the same time it naturally lets air into the mix. I think you are right about the fork. The spaces between the teeth of the fork will allow for less resistance when mixing. Also, a fork shares similar properties with a whisk.

lemonie (author)luch2009-02-26

I am going to have to use this at the weekend... L

luch (author)lemonie2009-02-26

sweet! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how it all pans out.

DCA (author)2009-02-26

Is shure to look deelish. Where is I can get one of these "spoon" tools to make spin with?

luch (author)DCA2009-02-26

lol i had to place a special order with the spoon factory :)

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