Source: Halloween 2009
- 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons anise seed
- 2 to 4 drops black food coloring
Bring the water and anise seed to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat; let cool 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve (discard solids), then stir in food coloring. Pour into ice cube trays (preferably square), and freeze.