Crème de cacao
is a sweet chocolate liqueur
flavored primarily by the cocoa
bean and the vanilla
orchid. It is normally made as a clear light syrup
, however it is also available in a dark (caramel
)-colored syrup, known as Dark Crème de cacao.
The alcoholic content of this liqueur can vary, but 20–25% ABV (40–50 proof (U.S.)) is common.