A large chocolate Frosty from Wendy's
A large chocolate Frosty from Wendy's

The Frosty is a frozen dairy dessert of the American fast-food restaurant chain Wendy's. The Frosty was among the first five items introduced on the Wendy's menu.[1]

Wendy's founder Dave Thomas created the original "light chocolate" Frosty himself by combining the chocolate and vanilla flavor, as he thought that a pure chocolate flavor would overwhelm the taste of the restaurant's hamburgers.[2] Thomas based the Frosty on the milkshakes he drank in Detroit as a kid, and initially created the Frosty to be thick enough to require a spoon to eat.[2]

Specialty Flavors

Although a signature consistency of the Wendy’s Frosty—a cross between a milkshake and soft-serve ice cream—, over the years Wendy's has occasionally introduced new flavor variations.[3] In August 2006, a vanilla flavor was introduced after repeated customer requests.[4] In the summer of 2022, the vanilla Frosty was temporarily replaced with a strawberry Frosty.[5] In November 2022, Wendy's released the new peppermint Frosty for the holidays; this is the third new flavor released and temporarily replaced the vanilla Frosty.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ DiNuzzo, Emily. "8 Things You Never Knew About the Wendy's Frosty". rd.com. Trusted Media Brands, Inc. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b Griffin Llanas, Sheila (2014-08-15). Dave Thomas: Wendy's Founder: Wendy's Founder. ABDO. ISBN 978-1-62968-605-9.
  3. ^ DiNuzzo, Emily (March 7, 2022). "8 Things You Never Knew About the Wendy's Frosty". Reader's Digest. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  4. ^ "Wendy's Frosty Gives Up The Single Life". Wendy's International. July 5, 2006. Archived from the original on August 21, 2006. Retrieved October 17, 2007.
  5. ^ "Vanilla Frosty is on Vacay; Strawberry is Stepping in". Retrieved July 30, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/10/business/wendys-peppermint-frosty-ctrp/index.html
  7. ^ Schneider, Jeremy. "I tried Wendy's new peppermint Frosty so you don't have to. Here's my review". nj.com. Advance Local Media, LLC. Retrieved 1 January 2023.