My Daddy started making this Homemade Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream recipe many, many years ago. While it’s not a recipe we made all the time, it was certainly loved enough to be pulled out and made for family events here and there.
Earlier this month I decided I wanted to make some and I couldn’t find the recipe. I called Daddy to get it from him, but he wasn’t home so I googled what I could remember of the recipe (it’s only 3 ingredients but I had to make sure I was remembering right) and was surprised to discover that an identical or nearly-identical recipe popped up everywhere as a Homemade Wendy’s Frosty Recipe.
And as soon as I saw that, I thought, “Yeah – it really is very, very similar to a Wendy’s Frosty.” You can eat it with a spoon at first – or if you wait a few minutes, you can drink it with a straw…
Homemade Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream (aka Homemade Wendy’s Frosty Recipe)
Whether you call it a Homemade Frosty or Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream, you can also call it delicious. And considering it’s been a zillion degrees with 1000% humidity for weeks on end here in the south, you can also call it an amazing frozen treat to help you cool off during the heat wave!
This recipe is made in an ice cream freezer and the final product is this creamy, melty, delicious chocolate ice cream. Or Frosty. 🙂 While we rarely have leftovers, I can tell you that few times we have tried to freeze it for later, it doesn’t work so well. You can certainly pop it in the freezer short term, but if left overnight or longer, the ice cream freezes really hard and is not nearly as yummy.
I tell you this just so you know to make it and eat it right away. And also? It’s so soft and creamy that it begins to melt pretty fast.
I had my front door open to take pics the day I made this and as you can tell… it went from ice cream you can eat with a spoon to milk-shake-you-need-a-straw-consistency pretty quickly!
Okie-dokie – are you ready for the recipe? Remember – 3 ingredients…. it doesn’t get simpler than that!Print
This Homemade Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream (aka Homemade Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty) is a delicious easy, chocolaty dessert! Bonus… it’s a Frosty that you can make at home anytime!
- ½ gal. Dutch Chocolate Milk
- 1 Lg. (16 oz) Cool Whip
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
- *Ice Cream Freezer and possibly Rock Salt
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk till smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Ours is a 4 quart freezer that requires ice & rock salt but I imagine this would work well in the more modern ones too – although you may need to cut the recipe in half depending on the capacity of your machine.