When it comes to iconic culinary creations in the United States, few can rival the beloved Wendy’s Frosty. This frozen treat, cherished by many, has earned a well-deserved spot in the hearts of dessert enthusiasts. Now, with Wendy’s latest innovation, the Frosty Cream Cold Brew coffee line, fans can savor the classic Frosty flavor at any time of day.
The Frosty Cream Cold Brew line introduces a delightful vanilla Frosty-flavored creamer combined with three flavors of cold brew coffee. Although not Wendy’s first attempt at a non-dessert Frosty product, the Frosty Cream Cold Brew offers a more straightforward coffee experience compared to the now-discontinued Frosty-ccino.
Our excitement led us to try each of Wendy’s new Frosty Cream Cold Brew flavors, curious about how the classic dessert would blend as a coffee creamer. Join us as we share our review of these delightful coffee creations.
Unraveling Wendy’s Frosty Cream Cold Brew
Contrary to popular belief, Wendy’s Frosty Cream Cold Brew is not merely a melted vanilla Frosty mixed with coffee. The creamer, in its pure form before being added to coffee, indeed tastes like a liquid version of the classic dessert. However, the Frosty Cream Cold Brew is not a combination of unfrozen Frosty and cold brew coffee. Instead, it boasts a sugar content nearly as lavish as the original Frosty.
The creamer’s saccharine creaminess is unsurprising, given the Frosty’s characteristically sweet nature. The ingredient list reveals the presence of four different types of sugar: pure cane sugar, sugar, corn syrup, and molasses. Additionally, as an iced coffee beverage, the Frosty Cream Cold Brew features 100% Arabica coffee.
The inclusion of three types of dairy—cream, nonfat dry milk, and whey—might come as a surprise. Yet, this creamy coffee delight requires more than just cream to achieve its luscious texture.
Price and Promotions
Pricing for fast food items can vary based on location and timing, making it challenging to provide exact figures. However, generally speaking, the new Frosty Cold Brew is priced at $1.99 for a small, $2.59 for a medium, and $2.99 for a large. Though some locations may charge slightly more or less, these prices should be relatively consistent across Wendy’s restaurants.
For those eager to try the Frosty Cream Cold Brew, two enticing promotions are available to digital consumers. Customers using the Wendy’s app can enjoy a small Frosty Cream Cold Brew for just 99 cents until August 6, 2023. Additionally, Uber Eats offers a complimentary medium Frosty Cream Cold Brew with any purchase of $15 or more from July 27 through August 2, 2023.
Availability and Nutrition
Fortunately for Frosty enthusiasts, the new Frosty Cream Cold Brew is a permanent addition to Wendy’s menus nationwide. Released during the peak of summer, the new coffee line was initially marketed as a refreshing treat to beat the heat. Yet, regardless of the season, customers can continue to enjoy each Frosty Cream Cold Brew flavor.
As for nutrition, the Frosty Cream Cold Brew aligns with its dessert origins, offering a sweet indulgence. Each coffee flavor contains varying amounts of sugar, ranging from 28 grams for a small to 52 grams for a large. While not a low-calorie beverage, its delicious flavor compensates for its sweet nature.
Comparing to Other Wendy’s Products
The new Frosty Cream Cold Brew sets itself apart from Wendy’s other offerings by showcasing the Frosty’s beloved flavor in a liquid form. Each coffee flavor successfully captures the essence of the original dessert, though with a more fluid consistency. For coffee enthusiasts who appreciate creamy and sugary iced beverages, the Frosty Cream Cold Brew will likely prove to be a delightful choice.
Verdict: A Delightful Coffee Treat
Wendy’s Frosty Cream Cold Brew coffees triumph as an absolute joy to consume. The Frosty-style flavor shines through in each variety, offering a subtle essence of vanilla or a hint of chocolatey goodness. While the caramel flavor reminded us more of a Starbucks’ Frappuccino, it still impressed.
If you relish sugary, cream-filled coffee drinks, you’re sure to adore the new Frosty Cream Cold Brew. However, those who prefer black coffee may not find it as enticing. Ultimately, this delightful coffee line is best enjoyed as an occasional treat, reminiscent of savoring a real Frosty.