Summer has settled over Texas and with temps at or near the 100 mark, people are doing whatever they can to stay cool.
When we lived in the suburbs of Dallas-Ft. Worth, we had everything we could possibly want within a five-mile radius of our house. Including a Wendy's. And when the heat was on, one of my husband's favorite treats was a Wendy's Frosty.
Now that we're rural and the nearest Wendy's is 20 minutes away, he decided to find a way to make his own Frosty. So, he did what most of us do, he took to the internet. And the recipe that he came up with is pretty close to the real thing. Not to mention super easy to make if you have a countertop ice cream maker.
There are only three simple ingredients.
Chocolate milk (1 qt), Cool Whip (half of an 8 oz container, thawed) and sweetened condensed milk (half a can).
Place all ingredients in a large measuring cup (8 cups) or bowl.
And whisk to combine.
Pour into freezing container with paddle, according the manufacturer directions. Since ours won't hold a full batch, we place the remaining mixture in the refrigerator until the first batch is done, empty it, then we add the remainder to the freezing container and let it go again.
Once your liquid is in, put the lid on, flip the switch and watch the magic happen.
Let it freeze 20-25 minutes, however that can vary by machine, so be sure to keep watch. You'll know when it reaches that Frosty consistency. Thicker than a milk shake, but not ice cream.
And there you have it. A Wendy's Frosty you've made right in your own kitchen. It's cold, it's refreshing, it's downright yummy.
I have to admit, though, that I always preferred a vanilla Frosty, so one of these days I might have to pick up a container of vanilla milk (yes, our little grocery store actually carries it) and make a batch my way.
So what are things like in your neck of the woods? Are you in the midst of spring or summer? And when it's hot, what's your favorite treat to help beat the heat?
Three-time Carol Award finalist, Mindy Obenhaus, lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children, two dogs and countless cattle. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining and sometimes adventurous manner. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at mindyobenhaus.com.