Spiced Cocoa Mix

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  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed, toasted and crushed (see note)
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Equal Exchange cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup powdered dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Place in a container or bag.

Tie on a label with these instructions:
To make the hot cocoa, add 3 tablespoons to 6 ounces of boiling water. Stir until chocolate chips dissolve.

Special notes:

To toast the anise seed, stir it in a heavy pan over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes, then cool and crush.

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