Grandma Oakley's Chocolate Blancmange


I just dug this chocolate blancmange recipe out of my grandmother's recipe booklet. It used to be one of my most favorite things that she made when I was a child. The dessert is similar to a chocolate pudding but would fall into the category of a blancmange. It is simple to make and flavorful. The topping after the dessert cools down is the best part!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 (1 ounce) squares bitter chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups milk, divided

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine chocolate and butter in the top of a saucepan placed over a pot of simmering water; simmer over medium heat until melted, about 5 minutes.

  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl; stir in about 1/4 cup milk. Add mixture to melted chocolate and blend thoroughly. Add remaining milk. Place saucepan over direct heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, about 1 minute more. Return the saucepan to the pot of boiling water, cover, and cook 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.

  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool in the refrigerator, about 3 hours to overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
13g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 316mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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