Copy Cat Wendy’s Caramel Apple Vanilla Frosty

How many of you are Wendy’s fans? I sure am, and although we don’t get to eat out very often, I’m just as thrilled as the kiddos when we get to swing by there for a meal! I’m not sure if they still serve this delicious treat, but a few years ago I got totally addicted to their Caramel Apple Vanilla Frosty!

Copy-Cat Wendy's Caramel Apple Vanilla Frosty / by Busy Mom's Helper for 5 Minutes for Mom #copycat #frosty #caramelapple

Since the weather here in Texas has been SCORCHING the past couple months, we’ve needed some type of chillin’ treat every now and then. When I first whipped this up, the kids ate all of it before I had a chance to even try it! So after round 2 (and 3….and so on) I was able to really test the comparison to the real Wendy’s version. I was so excited, it tasted just like the REAL Caramel Apple Vanilla Frosty they served! I did add more apples in mine, though….to make it healthier, of course!

One thing I love about this frosty is that you can change it up to fit your own personal preferences! My hubby likes a lot less malt powder, while I prefer a crazy amount ton of caramel sauce. Make a little to start, then adjust as you want!


  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. Vanilla Malt powder (such as Nesquick)
  • 4-8 cups Vanilla Ice Cream (depending on how thick you like it)
  • Caramel Sauce (I just used basic Caramel ice cream topping) – as much as you’d like
  • 1 Green Apple


  1. If you don’t want the skin on your apple, peel it now. Wash and dice the apple into small bits.
  2. In a blender, mix the milk, heavy cream, malt powder, and ice cream until smooth.
  3. Pour the frosty into tall glasses, and gently stir in the apple bits and as much of the caramel sauce as you’d like. It should create pretty swirls all around, so it’s fun to use a clear glass.
  4. Enjoy your ultra-refreshing treat!

Copy-Cat Wendy's Caramel Apple Vanilla Frosty / by Busy Mom's Helper for 5 Minutes for Mom #copycat #frosty #caramelapple

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  1. Cindy Brooks says

    I’ve never had one of these at Wendy’s, but I will now. It looks delicious and I’m saving the recipe…just in case :)

  2. anne hill says

    i would have to substitute in something else for the heavy cream cuz i dont drink it – but if i vary this recipe it looks like a winner for me!

  3. Laura J says

    Oh that looks so yummy! Carter loves anything apple..and oh I love anything caramel! :) Will have to try these at home!

  4. elizabeth miller says

    My 2 favorite things–vanilla ice cream and loads and loads of caramel–the apple addition sounds great. Going to make this tomorrow after I pick up some apples.

  5. Jill Myrick says

    This looks too yummy and is something that my family would love especially one one of the really hot days that we are having now. I will definitely be trying tis recipe at home.


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