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).

lmrandall1 year ago

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

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

That is a pretty good idea.

Using drill to make ice cream = AWESOME!
Well, I tried making it, but once I got the ice cream in the bowl, I just ate it:) It was very good:)
basjan3 years ago
That looks great
rachelmaryb4 years ago
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 :)
Hey, here's a link to my recipie.

Amen to that.
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.
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. 
bryanfuel15 years ago
 this isn't really a recipe its more just mixing and letting it melt XD
but its still pretty god
Mercysews6 years ago
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???
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 : http://www.grouprecipes.com/64746/fabulous-copycat-wendys-frosty.html
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)  WNCmountaingirl5 years ago
Thanks for sharing! :)
masonrulz5 years ago
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)  masonrulz5 years ago
Chocolate chips are awesome! 
LilLaTLuv6 years ago
Hey! Yummy. Just add oreo crumbs to make a Twisted Frosty. Or add Coke to get a Frosty Float...ooo, I think I'm going to have fun with this... Luv ya, Tashi :)
luch (author)  LilLaTLuv6 years ago
Thanks for the coke tip! Gotta try that!
finfan76 years ago
This is really just soft serve icecream. If you really want it to be a frosty you have to add a bunch of chemicals.
i no! stoped geting them recently....but now maybe my frosty crave will cease to exist!
basjan6 years ago
Wow, Great stuff thanks.
luch (author)  basjan6 years ago
This looks awesome. Almost too good to be true I have to try it
luch (author)  Chocomarshfrog6 years ago
Thanks Dude!
truovrld6 years ago
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)  truovrld6 years ago
I think it would work too. Let me know how it goes, if you try it out.
lemonie6 years ago
You could use a blender? L
luch (author)  lemonie6 years ago
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 luch6 years ago
Is getting air into the mix important? I'm thinking a fork might work better than a spoon? L
luch (author)  lemonie6 years ago
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 luch6 years ago
I am going to have to use this at the weekend... L
luch (author)  lemonie6 years ago
sweet! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how it all pans out.
DCA6 years ago
Is shure to look deelish. Where is I can get one of these "spoon" tools to make spin with?
luch (author)  DCA6 years ago
lol i had to place a special order with the spoon factory :)