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Frnkly, we give a damn about this milk bar.

In light of the recent developments of COVID-19, most of us have been at home, establishing routines and getting in on new trends to—for lack of a better term, keep us sane. You might have even tested out the viral Dalgona Coffee recipe circulating online just to get a fix.

If you’re missing your favorite crave-worthy drinks but can’t get a hold of them due to the pandemic, FRNK Milk Bar has just the right DIY recipe for you to remake. FRNK’s Dark Cocoa Milk recipe doesn’t take much and the ingredients are readily available at home!

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What you’ll need:

  • 300 mL or 1 1/4 cups of milk
  • 100 mL or around 1/2 cups of water
  • 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4-6 pieces of ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar

Instructions:

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Photo from @frnkmilkbar
Photo from @frnkmilkbar

Some tips: If you’re using raw or unsweetened cocoa, you may want to reduce the bitterness with something sweet. Or if you’re already using sweetened cocoa, you may want to reduce the sugar level!

Photo from @frnkmilkbar
Photo from @frnkmilkbar

Another helpful tip: FRNK Milk Bar uses whole milk, but you can substitute to any non-dairy alternative! We hope that you stay safe and healthy during this time. Let us know if you tried the recipe by tagging us on Instagram, @bookyapp! For more information, check out FRNK’s Facebook page and Instagram account.

Check Out FRNK Milk Bar in Manila

Milk tea is an indulgence that we Filipinos are already well-acquainted with. The year 2019 saw the arrival of a number of international milk tea franchises from Hong Kong and Taiwan. You would think the buzz around the craze would have died down by now; but a soon-to-open concept is defying all expectations.

If you’ve ever treated yourself to a cup of milk tea, you might be familiar with the guilt that comes once you’ve processed the insane amount of sugar and calories you’ve consumed. Indulgence often comes with a cost — and it’s an even heftier price if you struggle with lactose intolerance — but from the looks of it, FRNK Milk Bar is about to change the game.

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The first authentic Japanese Milk Bar is finally here in Manila and we can’t get enough of it. Located at the ground floor of Glorietta 3 in Makati, the interiors are an explosion of color – a balance of pastels and dark blue walls, adorned by murals and mirrors – all highly Instagram-worthy.

It's always milk tea o'clock for us, but FRNK Milk Bar is open from 10AM to 9PM on the weekdays and until 10PM on weekends! However, their last call for orders is at 9PM!
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Not only are their handcrafted drinks made with the best ingredients, but they’re super customizable for milk tea lovers of every diet. The fresh milk alternatives don’t stop at non-fat, but FRNK Milk Bar offers gluten free and dairy-free options!

Customers can choose from an assortment of alternative milk options including almond milk, oat milk, and even brown rice milk. Just tell them!
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When they say handcrafted drinks, they mean it. Aside from their plant-based options for their milk-based drinks, they are flavored by teas all the way from Kyoto, with additional homemade syrups, sauces, honey, and even their unique sinkers such as blue tea pearpls, blue tea mochi, and basil drops. Not to mention they get their matcha from Morihan, one of the biggest matcha producers in Japan!

Baked Purple Miruku

Made of coconut, homemade baked purple jam, coconut milk, with fruit honey and blue tea pearls!

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Kokoa Magma

An iced-shaken dark kokoa milk drink made with our secret almond crumble

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Photo from Booky | (L-R) Kokoa Magma, Blue Lava Miruku, Cereal Miruku

Blue Lava Miruku

Their take on the Brown Sugar drink; iced-shaken blue tea and full cream milk with dark sugar, topped with blue tea pearls and basil drops

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Photo from Booky | (L-R) Cereal Miruku, Blue Lava Miruku

Cereal Miruku

Homemade corn cereal, milk, syrup, homemade cornflake cookie

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Kokoa Spiced Popsicle

Cinnamon black tea, fresh milk, with a dark cocoa popsicle stick; the only hot beverage on the menu

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Ichigo

Hand-whisked uji matcha, homemade strawberry jam, milk, basil drops

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Time for Dessert!

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The sweet tooth doesn’t stop at milk tea. FRNK Milk Bar also brought over their popular Flourless Chizu Cake, Flourless Kokoa Cake, Matcha and Kokoa Checkered Cookies, and Japanese Kokoa Macaroons.

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G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati

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