Move over, Dalgona coffee. There’s a new drink in town
The quarantine has given people a lot of free time. Whether it is binge-watching a series, learning a new hobby or taking online classes, being at home means finding ways to get busy. That’s why a lot of people have been getting creative in the kitchen— cooking up a storm, baking sweets, or mixing drinks here and there.
And speaking of drinks, one popular trend includes Dalgona Coffee. Named after a Korean dessert that looks similar to the end product, the drink is made with three essential ingredients— instant coffee, sugar, and water. The three are then whipped into an almost marshmallow-like consistency either by hand or with a mixer, and placed on top of ice and milk.
Thing is, this drink caters to coffee drinkers only. But for those who don’t want the caffeine, other variants include matcha or a milo version that’s made with the same process. Chocolate lovers, however, have something different— a Dark Cocoa Milk drink ala FRNK Milk Bar.
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We know you must be craving for a FRNK signature craft milk drink, so here’s an easy recipe for #DarkCocoaMilk you can make at home. It may not be gluten-free or use our typical ingredients as well as keeping the calories low, but it tastes just as good! 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬: If you’re using raw or unsweetened cocoa, you may want to add a little sweetness and if you’re using already sweetened cocoa(ready-to-drink supermarket bought cocoa), you might want to reduce your sweetener. We used full cream milk for this recipe but if you prefer almond or non-fat milk, adjust your sweeteners accordingly. #FRNK #FRNKmilkbar #FRNKlyAuthentic #FRNKlyDIY
Just this April, FRNK Milk Bar released a new post showing sweet tooths and chocolate fans how to make their signature craft milk drink. It’s a straightforward and easy recipe that may not use the same ingredients as they do but still tastes good all the same.
How to Make it
The step-by-step guide can be found here. To make their Dark Cocoa Milk, these are ingredients that you’ll need:
According to FRNK, they use full cream milk for their drinks but depending on your preference, you can change it to low-fat or almond milk. And depending on the cocoa powder you use, you may need to change how much sugar you’re adding. If your cocoa powder is already sweet, you may lessen the sugar, but if it’s the unsweetened kind, you can add more.
Start off by making the Cocoa Drip Sauce. Combine your cocoa powder, sugar, and water in a pan and stir until dissolved over a gentle simmer. Make sure there aren’t any clumps. Stir occasionally until it thickens, and turn off the heat. Let it cool.
Next, brush the drip sauce around your glass, covering the rim. Then add ice cubes. After that, pour your milk over, and spoon the remaining Cocoa Drip sauce on top. FRNK even suggests garnishing your drink with Chia Seeds or Oreos.
And done! Enjoy your drink!
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