|Ingredient||About ⅔ cup||About 120 ml|
|kurozato (black sugar)||3 oz.||80g|
|granulated sugar||1½ oz.||40g|
|water||½ cup||100 ml|
Kuromitsu, which literally translates as “black nectar,” is a thin, very dark syrup made from Japanese unrefined kurozato (“black sugar”). A central ingredient in many traditional Japanese confections, kuromitsu adds a strong, distinctive flavor tinged with molasses and bitterness to anything topped with it. It is also quick and easy to make, and praised for its health benefits.