Nick’s Anise Crunch



Some of the caramel shards will dissolve, but others will stay as a nice crunch.

I was literally chilling this base on the countertop when my friend Nick asked “Have you ever thought about doing an anise flavor?” So it was certainly one of my easier naming conventions. Anise is a flavor I’m fond of, but it can be overpowering if you’re not careful. I had a couple of ideas, but I didn’t want to dilute the flavor with another element. I came up with using caramel shards (some of which will dissolve into liquid) to add sweetness, smokiness, and a bit of texture.

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