Make Your Own Healthier Version of A Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty
October 3, 2012 19 Comments
Did you know that there are 15 ingredients and 400 calories in a Wendy’s Frosty? Sad, isn’t it?
Here is the ingredient list:
Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cream, Whey, Nonfat Milk, Guar Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Annatto Extract, Vitamin A Palmitate
And the nutrition facts for a medium:
400 calories, 10 g fat, 65 g carbohydrates, 56 g sugar, 10 g protein, 0 g fiber, 190 mg sodium, 11 Points+
Ouch! This is a super treat and it if you are hooked, these are tough to give up. Frankly, I stopped drinking fast food shakes a while ago but I saw this “makeover” on Chocolate Covered Katie and I thought I would give it a try.
She used silken tofu to mimic the thick consistency of ice cream. If you think this sounds disgusting, well so did I UNTIL I tried it.
Get this, my “Frosty” is bigger and yet has 250 calories and 14% of your daily value of Iron. Can you taste the tofu? Yes, a little. I did use 3 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla to flavor it, but it works.
This makeover has HALF the sugar as the regular Frosty, too. Be aware that the recipes makes two servings so either make half of the recipe, share it with a friend, or save the other half for later.
This is still in the “treat” category because of all the sugar. Think of it as a lighter treat that will save you from the Monster treat.
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Vanilla Frosty Makeover Recipe
5 ounces milk (low-fat, whole, almond - whatever you have)
1 block silken tofu (about 500 grams)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Freeze milk in an ice cube tray. After frozen, place cubes in blender and pulse until crushed. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Enjoy!
For one serving = 252 calories, 7.2 g fat, 28.2 g carbohydrates, 25.6 g sugar, 19 g protein, 0 g fiber, 118 mg sodium, 7 Points+
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