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An Ancient Dessert: Biancomangiare (Blancmange)

An Ancient Dessert: Biancomangiare (Blancmange)

Biancomangiare is a tasty Italian spoon dessert that is only present in certain parts of Italy and gets its name from the fact that it is mostly made with white ingredients.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Additional Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Gelo and Pudding
Cuisine Italian


Cow Milk

  • 500 ml cow's milk 2 cups
  • 100 g sugar ~ ½ cup
  • 50 g corn starch ⅓ cup
  • lemon zest

Almond Milk

  • 500 ml almond milk 2 cups
  • 150 g sugar ⅔ cup
  • 60 g corn starch ½ cup
  • lemon zest


In both recipes:

  • Put the milk with the scraped vanilla pod and the lemon zest in a saucepan.
  • Then pour the starch a little at a time and with a whisk mix well so that it does not form lumps.
  • Put the pan on the stove and stir constantly with the whisk until the liquid begins to thicken, being careful not to let it boil.
  • At this point remove it from the heat continuing to mix vigorously for a few minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into a mold or if you prefer in individual molds and leave to cool in the fridge.
  • Once thickened, turn the blancmange into a serving dish and decorate it of your choosing.


Keyword almond cream, Biancomangiare, milk crem
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