A Wendy's Frosty with a Twist
Wendy's has started to offer seasonal frosty flavors such as strawberry and peppermint. But how about a cinnamon bun flavor?
Skip the drive-thru line and instead, toss your ingredients into a blender - blend, pour and enjoy! This quick and easy treat will make both kids and adults jump with excitement.
A vanilla Wendy's frosty, according to the website, contains some of the following ingredients: Sugar, Powdered Milk, and Sunflower Creamer.
Needless to say, you can make a much better for you version with half the ingredients. This is a great sweet treat for any time of the year - but especially as the weather gets warmer. If you're looking for low calorie dessert alternatives, you're in the right place!
Milkshakes can be healthy?!
Wendys frostys are delicious, but sometimes all that sugar and dairy can make you feel guilty afterwards.
This tea-wist to the frosty has less than 200 calories per serving - and tastes just like the real thing with an added cinnamon bun flavor.
No ice cream or additional sugar is needed for this recipe, but you'd never be able to tell. The result is a creamy frosty full of sweet flavor.
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 serving
What You Need
- The Conflicted Iced Tea Brewer or tea infuser/tea bag
- 4 tbsp Cinn-O-Bun loose-leaf tea (1/2 cup steeped tea)
- 1/2 cup oat milk (or dairy alternative of choice)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 4-5 tsp vanilla instant pudding powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 3-4 heaping tbsp low fat frozen cool whip (or dairy-free whipped topping)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Drinking glass
- 24 oz filtered water (for steeping tea)
While tea is still hot, add 1tbsp maple syrup and stir until dissolved.
Let tea come to room temperature before placing into the refrigerator to chill. **Note you will have extra tea left over - leftover concentrate can sit in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Pour 1/2 cup of ice, 1/2 cup of chilled Cinn-O-Bun tea and 1/2 cup of oat milk into the blender.
Add 4-5 tsp instant vanilla pudding powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 3-4 heaping tbsp of frozen low-fat cool whip to blender.
Blend ingredients together on high until smooth.
Pour blended drink into your glass.
Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. Grab a straw or spoon & enjoy!
- If you want a thicker texture, add more ice a little at a time until you reach the consistency you want. Be sure to mix to prevent separating.
- Keep in mind that the more ice you add, the icier and more watered down your frosty will be. Make sure to taste test as you go.
- To prevent your frosty from getting watered down, freeze your tea into ice cubes and add those in placement of the ice cubes in this recipe.
- You can also add more frozen cool whip if you want a thicker consistency.
- If you're using real milk for this recipe, keep in mind that the pudding will become thicker than if you're using a non-dairy based milk. We recommend starting with 2-3 tsp of pudding powder if you're using a dairy based milk.