A couple of months ago, as I was walking into one of my favorite coffee shops, I spotted glass bottles of Fresh Fronks in one of the fridges that contained other cold beverages. I must admit that the first thing that caught my attention was the design and aesthetic of the bottles, it was this that made me grab one (The Original flavor to be exact) and started to read the label. Upon reading that it was a local brand from ATX and an organic milk made from a blend of different nuts, I was hooked. I've never liked milk, not even when I was 5 years old. I was always the child that ate the cereal, left the milk and would pour it in the dish sink when my mom wasn't looking. Now as an adult, I still don't drink it because I still don't like the flavor but then all sorts of weird things happen to my stomach when I do drink it. So being a person that has been drinking almond milk or coconut milk for a very long time, it was a very refreshing surprise to hear about a local brand specializing in this new type of organic nut milk - not only that but all of their products are also always fresh, vegan, non-dairy, non-gmo and contain no added sugar or preservatives. They carry three different flavors, Original (which is my personal FAVORITE because it has almonds, cashews, dates, and lightly spiced with cinnamon and sea salt) Cocoa (contains hazelnuts and cocoa powder) and Simple (contains almond & cashew blend).
Here's what you need:
- 12 oz fresh blackberries
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbl spoon of honey
- 1 and 1/2 bottles of Fresh Fronks Original flavor
- 1 teaspoon of Kenya White matcha powder or any matcha powder of your choice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup frozen-dried blueberries
- popsicle mold
- popsicle sticks
- baking pan
- baking sheet
- 4 large bowls
Here's how to make them:
Preheat the oven to 425º F.
Grab a baking pan and put a baking sheet on top of it. Lightly grease the baking sheet and place blackberries on top of it.
Cover the blackberries with 1 tablespoon honey, use your hands to coat. Leave them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until "bubbling and softened" but not burnt.
Remove the blackberries from the oven and smash them with a fork or spoon. Set the berries aside to cool for a bit while you start preparing the popsicle mix.
Get 3 large bowls and number them 1, 2, and 3.
Grab a large bowl and the Fresh Fronks Original milk and combine with 1/4 cup honey and vanilla extract. Divide this mix into three equal parts, pouring it equally into each of the numbered bowls from step 5.
Grab the popsicle molds and pour 1/3 of the mix from step 6 into them (if you numbered your bowls, pour bowl number one into the mold). Divide evenly among the molds and freeze for about 10 - 15 minutes.
Grab bowl number 2 (from step 5 and 6) and stir the blackberries that you baked from step 4 into the mix. After stirring, pour into the popsicle mold that was already freezing from step 7 and freeze for about 10- 15 minutes.
Grab bowl number 3 (from step 6) and pour 1-2 table spoons of Kenya White matcha powder into it. Stir and whisk vigorously to make a paste, make sure no lumps remain. Pour this mix into the popsicle mold that was already freezing.
Insert popsicle sticks into all popsicles and freeze until totally hardened, about 3 hours.
Place freeze-dried blueberries in a small plastic bag, press out air, and seal. Smash the bag with a rolling pin or can until fairly evenly crumbled but not yet powder.
Dip popsicle mold into warm water for a few seconds to loosen, then remove popsicles one by one.
Dip popsicles, one by one, at an angle into the bag with freeze-dried blueberries and serve immediately (or believe me, they will melt).
If you also love Fresh Fronks, please share the love with me- let me know how you like to drink it best or if you have any quick and yummy recipes for it and drop a comment down below :)