A glass of crème de cacao, garnished with marshmallows, in a festive background
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Homemade Creme de Cacao Recipe

Give into your temptations by sipping this sinfully good chocolate cocktail!
Course: Alcoholic drink
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: creme de cacao
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/3 cups of vodka
  • 2/3 cups of cocoa nibs
  • 1 cup of water (filtered)
  • 1` and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean split open
  • 2 tsp of real vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces of cocoa butter

Instructions

  • To make creme de cacao, first, in a large airtight container, combine 2/3 cups of cacao nibs, 1 and 1/3rd cups of vodka, vanilla extract, and 1 split vanilla bean.
  • Let the mixture sit in a cool spot for at least two weeks, shaking the mixture every few days.
  • When ready, strain the liquid, removing all the nibs and vanilla beans.
  • Dissolve one cup of sugar in one cup of water. Re-bottle the liquid, and let it sit for two days before serving.
  • To make white creme de cacao instead of dark, use 8 ounces of cocoa butter instead of cacao nibs.
  • Since it has such a high alcohol content, this popular liqueur can be kept in the refrigerator, for as long as you want, as long as it is tightly sealed!