This is a Haitian drink that you'll enjoy hot or cold. It's kinda different; an unusual treat. I love Haiti, its people, culture and food. M'reme Ayiti!
2 cinnamon sticks
4 to 6 anise stars
1 cup very fine corn flour
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk
Sugar to taste
1. Boil 4 cups water with cinnamon and anise stars. Dilute corn flour in 1 cup cold water and dash of salt.
2. Slowly pour liquified corn flour into boiling water, stirring constantly until it thickens but no more than 5 minutes Add vanilla extract and can of evaporated milk and allow to completely cool.
3. Refrigerate if you like it cold. If you like it warm, add evaporated milk and sugar to taste is if making a cup of coffee.
4. Always remove anise star and cinnamon before serving. Serve with evaporated milk.