crème de cacao


crème de ca·​cao ˈkrēm-də-ˈkō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce crème de cacao (audio)
: a sweet brown or colorless liqueur flavored with cacao beans and vanilla

Examples of crème de cacao in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Operations manager Tiffany Serrano loves the almond Nutella latte best, but also recommends the creme de cacao and cherry coffee. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 12 Feb. 2022 Orphan Barrel Rhetoric and Ardbeg Scotch pack a boozy punch with creme de cacao and allspice dram. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Bedeviled Brownie features caramel vodka, dark creme de cacao, brownie, ice cream and whipped cream. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 The most familiar of these ingredients is classic French creme de cacao, once a key component of dessert and tiki-style cocktails and now a standard bottle in most bars. Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2021 The 1990s brought new varieties that even James Bond might have thought twice about, like the chocolate martini, made with creme de cacao, and the appletini, made with apple liqueur, cider or juice. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2020 The bittersweet amaro Cynar 70 and sweet creme de cacao work well with blackstrap rum and are balanced by dry sherry. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2019

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Word History


French, literally, cream of cacao

First Known Use

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème de cacao was circa 1878

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“Crème de cacao.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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