Have you seen those healthy versions of Wendy’s frosty on Pinterest? There are several variations on it with slight differences in the amount of each ingredient. Some add chia seeds. But it’s January and you have that resolution to be more healthy so now you are wondering….will this thing really satisfy my frosty craving? Could that really taste just like a frosty?
My sister runs The Craft Patch and has a long series she calls “Pinterest Tested.” She tests popular pins on Pinterest to see if they actually work. It’s like the mythbusters of domesticity. You should totally check it out! You’d be surprised what pins are a win, and which ones are a total bomb. Following in her footsteps, I tested out this recipe for you so you don’t have to wonder.
I followed the recipe almost as written in the photo except I started with half the cocoa powder: 1 frozen banana, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 TB. cocoa powder, 10 ice cubes, and tsp. vanilla. Blend it all up in a blender and you are supposed to have a healthy concoction that tastes “just like a frosty.”
The result tasted like watered down banana with a hint of chocolate.
I added an additional tablespoon of cocoa powder which I had seen in some recipes, wondering if it could save the recipe.
It didn’t. It was bitter and disgusting. My kids were dying for a taste because it looks so good. They took one sip and my 5 year old started gagging. The 2 year old started crying and saying “yucky, yucky, yucky!”
Experimentation continued…we slowly added in sugar to see if there was some way of saving it. After about 1/4 cup the drink became bearable. It still didn’t even come close to tasting like a frosty, but you could drink it without gagging.
VERDICT: Don’t waste your time! Complete Pin Fail!
Want a healthy dessert that I can completely vouch for? Try my chocolate peanut butter faux ice cream. It’s super easy and delicious!