Kuromitsu (黒蜜, literally "black honey") is a Japanese sugar syrup. It is similar to molasses, but thinner and milder.[1]

Kuzumochi with kuromitsu and kinako
Alternative names黒蜜
TypeSugar syrup
Place of originJapan
Main ingredientsKokutō
Similar dishesMolasses

It is typically made from unrefined kokutō (muscovado sugar), and is a central ingredient in many Japanese sweets. It is one of the ingredients used in making wagashi, and is eaten with kuzumochi, fruit, ice cream, and other confectionery.

See also

  • List of syrups


  1. Chen, Namiko (2019-07-10). "Kuromitsu (Black Sugar Syrup)". Just One Cookbook. Retrieved 2022-03-30.
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