Nut milks — or nut mylks, if you prefer — can often taste too watery or too sweet. The commercial brands, usually sold in boxes in the grocery store, are now made with every combination of nut (or oat or soybean or grain) you can imagine. Some have more protein than others, but none of them taste so good that I want to drink them by the glass.
That changed when I tried Jordan Fronk’s nut milks. She’s an Austinite who accidentally started a business when she started taking orders from friends for her homemade nut milks. The company is now called Fronks and although it specializes in nut milk delivery, you can also find it in some local stores and coffee shops.
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Fronks bottled beverages are unpasteurized, so they have a somewhat short shelf life, but they are creamy with a concentrated almond, cashews or hazelnut flavor. The three varieties — simple, an unsweetened almond and cashew milk; the original, which is lightly spiced with cinnamon and sea salt; and cocoa, which includes hazelnuts and cocoa powder — are very lightly sweetened with dates instead of honey or sugar.
The cocoa is the sweetest, but both the original and the simple milks are creamy enough to satisfy a craving for dairy without being too sweet or cloying.
Fronk recently started selling a golden paste ($10 for a 4-ounce jar), made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, Himalayan salt and coconut oil, from the local food truck Curcuma, which you can use to make a Fronks golden milk.
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You can also find Fronks (and sometimes Fronks lattes) at Skull and Cakebones in Dripping Springs, June’s All Day, Mañana and the somewhat new Greater Goods Coffee Roasters, 2501 E. Fifth St., and you can also buy it through farmhousedelivery.com.
The original and simple flavors cost $10 for 16 ounces, while the cocoa price is set at $12 when you order online at freshfronks.com. Deliveries occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday or Friday, depending on your ZIP code.