- In a large saucepan, add the cinnamon sticks and star anise to boiling water. Turn off the heat and let steep for an hour.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
- Over low heat, whisk in the masa harina. Stirring constantly, add the milk, chopped Mexican chocolate and chopped piloncillo.
- Turn the heat up to medium and simmer uncovered for ten minutes allowing the chocolate and sugar to completely melt. The mixture will thicken the longer it cooks.
- Makes 6 cups full.
Note: I'll be honest here. I have always just chopped up the entire disk and added it! Piloncillo is widely available around Texas and elsewhere in not only Mexican grocery stores, but also H-E-B, Kroger and Fiesta. Don't give up! If you cannot find a piloncillo, dark brown sugar is acceptable substitute.
Ready in: 2 Hrs