As we head into the chilly season, here's a recipe you can whip us for guests at upcoming parties or family holiday gatherings. You may find that those who aren't necessarily fans can change their tune when they get a whiff of this chocolaty coffee drink!
Slow Cooker Spiced Coffee
8 cups brewed coffee
1/3 C sugar
1/4 C chocolate syrup
1/2 tsp. anise extract
4 cinnamon sticks (3 in.)
1 1 /2 tsp. whole cloves
*Additional cinnamon sticks, optional
In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine coffee, sugar, chocolate syrup and extract. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string. Add to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours.
Discard spice bag. Ladle coffee into mugs. If desired, serve with a cinnamon stick.
Makes 8 servings