Spice Coffee

Anise adds a distinctive note to this pairing of coffee and chocolate.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”120 min” serves=”8″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 8 cups brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise extract


  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”2 hours, 10 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the coffee, sugar, chocolate syrup, and anise extract.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Place cinnamon sticks and cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Discard spice bag. Ladle coffee into mugs; garnish each with a cinnamon stick if desired.[/step-item]


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Originally Published in Reader's Digest