5 from 5 votes
Chocolate Blancmange
Chocolate Blancmange
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Cooling Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Chocolate Blancmange, pronounced "blah-mahnj" is an old English dessert that is light and velvety smooth. Even though it contains no eggs, the texture of Chocolate Blancmange reminds me of a chocolate mousse. A good Blancmange has a slight wobble to it, and is amazingly delicious and easy to make.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Chocolate Blancmange
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, divided (See Tip 1)
  • 1 Tablespoon (1 packet) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Apply a thin coat of vegetable oil to the inside of the mold(s). Set aside. (See Tip 2)

  2. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold milk; stir to combine. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom.

  3. Whisk together sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in a small saucepan.

  4. Whisk in remaining 2 cups of milk to the saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat; add gelatin mixture and vanilla extract. Stir to combine, ensuring that the gelatin is totally dissolved, about 1 minute.

  6. Pour blancmange mixture into prepared molds. Refrigerate until set and firm.

  7. To serve, unmold onto serving plate. (See Tip 3)

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. I used whole milk. You could also use low fat milk.
  2. You can pour blancmange mixture into a 2 1/2-cup mold that has been lightly oiled, or individual ramekins or molds. If you want to unmold the blancmange from the ramekins, lightly oil them before adding the mixture. 
  3. Top untold the blancmange, heat the container in hot water about 1/4-inch from the rim for 5 seconds to loosen it.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Blancmange
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.