This secretly vegan healthy chocolate frosty is so deliciously thick and creamy, no one can ever believe it’s actually good for you!
No heavy cream
No cool whip
NO banana required!
The sweet homemade chocolate frosty is suuuuuper thick, thanks to one surprisingly easy blending trick that adds unbelievable creaminess and volume, without any of the extra fat and calories.
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When I was in middle school, my friends and I would often head over to Wendy’s after soccer practice for a large chocolate frosty and fries.
Thanks to the internet, it’s now easy to make your own Wendy’s frosty recipe at home. Online tutorials can call for ingredients such as cool whip, nesquik, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla ice cream, frozen chocolate milk, or chocolate pudding mix.
Many healthier versions add banana instead, but I chose not to use that for mine because real Wendy’s chocolate frostys do not taste like banana.
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Frosty Tips and Tricks
The best trick for how to get a ton of volume into your frosty without adding heavy cream or ice cream is to freeze the milk of choice or creamer in an ice cube tray (this can be done days, or even weeks, in advance).
Don’t use regular ice cubes in the recipe, because the water would dilute the flavor and richness of the finished product.
Another important tip is to make sure your avocado is ripe. It should feel soft but not mushy when you press into it. (You shouldn’t be able to taste the avocado here, but there are also a few substitutions listed below if you’d prefer to use something else.)
Healthy Chocolate Frosty Ingredients
The main healthy ingredients in this version are the heart-healthy avocado and antioxidant-rich cocoa powder.
If you don’t have an avocado on hand, the recipe can also be made with 1/4 cup of your favorite nut butter, or 1/2 cup of your favorite nondairy ice cream, or one overripe frozen banana if you want a chocolate banana frosty.
For the sweetener of choice, feel free to use regular or unrefined sugar, erythritol or stevia, pure maple syrup, or your favorite sweetener of choice.
The liquid can be canned coconut milk, creamer, cashew cream, almond milk, soy milk, or another milk of choice. I’m partial to coconut milk here.
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Above, watch the chocolate frosty recipe video
The recipe was adapted from my Avocado Smoothie.
Healthy Chocolate Frosty
- 1/2 a large avocado (substitutions are listed above)
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice or nondairy creamer
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 1/2 – 3 tbsp sweetener of choice
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- optional 2 tbsp nut butter of choice
- Feel free to blend in a scoop protein powder or an overripe frozen banana
- I like to freeze the milk or creamer in an ice cube tray beforehand, because it makes the frosty super thick and ice-cream-like, with the texture of a Wendy's frosty. (You can skip and the smoothie will be less thick but still delicious. Don't add regular ice to the recipe, because it would dilute the flavor.) Make sure the avocado is ripe. Peel fully, and discard the pit. Blend all ingredients until completely smooth. Serve cold. View Nutrition Facts
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