Pinbusters – Faux Wendy’s Frosty

Have you ever wondered if the stuff people post on Pinterest is true? Well I have, and I test them all so that you don’t have to, ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that.  Click here to check out all of the pins I haven taken on. You might be surprised by some of the results!

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. The pin seen here claims that with some very healthy ingredients, you can create a shake that tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty. I crossed my fingers that this would work, and got to it.

Faux Wendy's Frosty

I put all of the ingredients in the blender, and blended until smooth.

Faux Wendy's Frosty

Then I put it in a cup, and brought over my test subject.

Faux Wendy's Frosty

He was less than impressed.

Faux Wendy's Frosty

Me: “What does it taste like?”

The Boy: “Like a chocolate shake for … for people without taste buds.”

I realized after the fact that I used the recipe someone had listed below the picture on the pin, and not the blog containing the original recipe. The two ingredients there, not included in the pin, were protein powder and xantham gum.  The protein powder would improve the taste, depending upon the flavor, but the xantham gum is just a food additive that would change the consistency or viscosity of the liquid, but not the flavor. So we gave it another go, and added some cookies and cream protein powder The Boy had laying around. Also, the recipe says the banana is for added sugar, but you can also use a few other options, so I threw in a packet of Stevia for good measure. Here goes nothin’!

Faux Wendy's Frosty

It was about the same consistency.

Faux Wendy's Frosty

Drumroll please …

Faux Wendy's Frosty

It was definitely an improvement, but did not taste like a Frosty. We both agreed that it was now drinkable, but not something we would ever make again.

People on Pinterest need to stop playing with my emotions.

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