Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A hot milk drink for those cold winter days

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring just to a boil milk and crushed anise seed.
  2. Stir in sugar and simmer on low heat about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water.
  4. Stir into milk mixture and simmer an additional 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Strain and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Mm Mm Good! May try it with almond flavoring next.

winettie December 28, 2010

This is a nice thick comfort. DD (toddler) and I enjoyed this. I made ours dairy free by using rice dream. Like another reviewer I used 4 small uncrushed star anise and simmered 10 minutes longer before adding tapioca starch in replacement of the cornstarch as we are corn free. I just used more plain rice milk in place of the water to make the drink creamier. For sugar I used dark brown. It made less than stated because it simmered down. This is definitely good for a winters day. I will make this again the same way and I would also like to try without anise and a little non-alcohol vanilla.

UmmBinat September 22, 2009

Yummy and creamy. Nice flavour! Might try it next time without the anise and use vanilla extract.

soulmatesforever November 28, 2006

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