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“This is a dessert I have grown up with. We make it with gelatine or agar agar. The sugar can be subbed with artificial sweetener too.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (red , green, yellow) or 3 -4 drops food coloring (red , green, yellow)
  • 15 g gelatin
  • 200 ml milk (skimmed can be used)
  • 3 -4 drops vanilla essence (use vanilla for cocoa or yellow or pista for green or strawberry or raspberry for red)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar, to taste
  • grated chocolate, to garnish the chocolate blancmange (orange rind, for the cocoa or yellow, flakes of pistachio or almond for the green, etc.)


  1. Grease a mould and set aside.
  2. Dissolve the agar agar or the gelatine in a little warm water.
  3. Cool.
  4. Mix this into the milk and then put on the flame for a few minutes till the milk thickens a little.
  5. Stir continuously.
  6. Add the cocoa/ or any other colour and the sugar and mix.
  7. Take off the flame and add the essence.
  8. Pour into the mould and refrigerate till set.
  9. Invert onto serving plate and garnish with your choice of garnish.
  10. Great dessert which is light and not too sweet (at least when I make it).

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