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The Better-Than-Wendy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosty Recipe
Ah, the Frosty.
Fabled in story and song for over a thousand years.
OK, maybe it’s just the last couple of decades, and perhaps the only song was just an advertising jingle for Wendy’s, but still: can we agree that the Frosty is delicious? Especially if you wait until it’s half melted before you eat it.
However, a major drawback to the Frosty is the lack of flavor variety. I remember when Wendy’s started selling vanilla Frostys (yes, Frostys, not Frosties; I looked it up) and it was as if someone had discovered a new continent.
OK, maybe it was just like that for me, personally, but you get the idea. Anyway, I was fooling around with my new ice cream maker and decided to make a soft, melty ice cream with the mild chocolate flavor of a chocolate Frosty, except with the addition of peanut butter.
It wasn’t too hard to figure out, really. And the result is wonderful. I hope you enjoy this chocolate peanut butter Frosty!
Better-than-Wendy's Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosty Recipe
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and mix until well combined. Add the milk and mix on low speed until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Unlike some ice cream bases, you do not need to let the mixture sit overnight, although you can if you wish.
Process in your ice cream maker until thickened, about 15 minutes. Ice cream will be soft. Serve immediately.
Well I know this has to be great cuz what’s not to love about chocolate and peanut butter? A great reminder to put my ice cream maker canister in the freezer so I can whip up a batch of this yummy ice cream!
You know what? I store mine in the freezer all the time in case the mood for ice cream strikes!
Barbara | Creative Culinary
How could it not be better? It has peanut butter!
Sounds terrific; as in I might have to treat myself right now.
Go for it! Let me know how it turns out if you do!
Alyssa @ Simply Quinoa
Okay so I admit I’ve never had the Wendy’s version, but who needs it when I have this!? It looks and sounds incredible!
What a fantastic copycat recipe. It sounds so creamy and wonderful!
Oh My Gosh. This looks amazing. I can’t wait to make this!
Lisa @ Low Carb Yum
OK. You got me with the peanut butter Frosty heading. Sounds so amazing! I absolutely love the chocolate ones and peanut butter can only make it that much better.
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
Nothing beats the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Now that the weather is warming up, this is one recipe I will be making soon.
This brings back lots of fun memories…sounds so good! Pinning for later. xo, Catherine
Wendy’s is about the only fast food place I go to and it is for the fries and the frosties! Can’t wait to try this variation!
Dini @ Giramuk's Kitchen
We love Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream but never had a Wendys Frosty! Looks delicious and it’s easy to make! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂
Looks yummy!!! For a person with sweet tooth like mine, this looks bliss… With the sun blazing down, this just looks like the perfect cooler…
Can you make this without an ice cream processor?
Hi Eloise- I haven’t tried this without an ice cream maker, so I’m not sure what would happen. If you do try it, let me know how it goes.
I read a few ways on how to do it and the simpelest way I found was put a baking pan in the freezer to let it get cold then pour the mix in it and put it back in the freezer. It worked!
Hooray! I’m so glad! 🙂