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The No Icecream DIY Wendy’s Frosty Milkshake Recipe

A popular way to save money is by eating out less. That includes eating less at places like Wendy’s and McDonalds.

Health or diet questions aside, this can feel like a real lack of fun. Especially when you like those special milkshakes.

Fortunately another popular way to save money is to make those delicious recipes right at your own home. And yes, you guessed it right, that includes those special milkshakes.

Here’s one that tasted just like Wendy’s Frosty.

1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water
1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare
2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes

Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4’s full. Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve.

Of course you can play around with the ingredients. Try a sweetener instead of sugar, or example try another artificial taste instead of vanilla.

What I’d like a lot from this recipe is that it doesn’t use ice cream: that’s a big money saver!

Magic Milk Shakes [via Smart Spending]