Definition of crème de cacao in US English:

crème de cacao


  • A chocolate-flavored liqueur.

    • ‘The combination of brandy, creme de cacao, and either whole cream or ice cream sounds more like a Klondike bar than an aperitif.’
    • ‘In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and creme de cacao to a boil, reduce the heat, and maintain at a simmer until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.’
    • ‘And Saturday I had two cocktails containing vodka, Kahlua, Baileys and white creme de cacao, plus a tequila shot, totalling seven standard drinks, before I even left the house.’
    • ‘It appeared one evening after my woozy encounter with a White Chocolate Martini, a wicked drink made with Chopin vodka and icy-clear crème de cacao.’
    • ‘Before I knew it I was pouring just a hint of dark creme de cacao into the mixing glass, and wonder of wonders, it brought the drink to life.’
    • ‘I'd made the drink from scratch, with baking chocolate and milk, spiked with a dollop of creme de cacao and topped with real whipped cream.’
    • ‘Made with crème de cacao, brandy and cream, this cocktail was named after Alexander the Great.’


French, literally ‘cream of cacao’.


crème de cacao

/ˌkrem də kəˈkou/