1In 3-quart saucepan, place water, piloncillo, cinnamon sticks, anise stars and whole cloves. Heat to boiling, stirring with wooden spoon until piloncillo dissolves.
2After 5 minutes, add sweet potatoes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes.
3Remove and discard cinnamon sticks, anise stars and cloves. Reserve syrup.
4Serve sweet potatoes topped with reserved warm sweet syrup. Garnish with milk.