Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Slow Cooker Spiced Coffee

     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

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