Anijsmelk is one of my favorite Dutch treats. This traditional recipe is perfect for warming your soul on a cold winter’s night. In Holland, dropping Anijsblokjes (anise-flavored sugar cubes, made by De Ruijter and others) into warm milk is now the more common method for making anijsmelk.
1 qt milk
5-10 whole star anise
sugar to taste
In a sauce pan, warm milk with star anise; add sugar to taste. When anijsmelk reaches the desired strength of anise flavor, remove star anise pods. Serve hot in a teacup or mug.