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Vanilla Bean Blancmange

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Literally means "white food". Blancmange is a delicate, quivering snow-white pudding that goes back to the 16th century that was extremely popular in the Victorian age.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


2 ½ cups milk
3 strips orange zest
more or less
1 each vanilla bean
or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
5 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup sugar
teaspoon salt
1 x chocolate sauce
to serve


Setup a double-boiler and begin scalding 2 cups of the milk. Scrape out the seeds of the vanilla bean and add the seeds and pod along with the orange peel to the milk.

(If using vanilla extract add it at the end of cooking.)

In a small bowl mix together the remaining ½ cup of milk, 5 tablespoon of cornstarch, salt and sugar.

Once the milk is steaming, remove the vanilla bean pod and orange peel then gradually add the cornstarch, sugar and milk mixture stirring constantly.

Once re-heated and thickened, cover and cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat (stir in vanilla extract if needed) and transfer into buttered molds or custard cups.

Chill completely.

To serve un-mold onto serving plates and serve with chocolate sauce.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 175g (6.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16217% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 18% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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