Makes 1 quart
The delicate flavor of anise makes this sweet drink a favorite.
• 1 1/4 cups milk powder
• 1 teaspoon anise seeds
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 4 cups water
• butter, for hot drink
COLD: for a day when you are leaving a camp set up and may be going on a day hike away from camp, and you know you will want a good drink when you return. In plastic quart bottle, combine milk powder, honey, and anise in 2 to 3 cups water. Put on lid and shake well. Set bottle on a rock in a place where the sun will hit it all day. When you return to camp in the evening, fill rest of container full of water and shake. If it is still too warm, place bottle in a stream for a short while if possible. Strain and serve.
HOT: combine all ingredients in saucepan. Stir well and heat through until quite warm, but do not boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Strain into cups and add a lump of butter in each cup. Children love it!