chocolate blancmange and cream

Microwave chocolate blancmange

A no fuss way to make smooth velvety chocolate blancmange, that retro dessert from the 70s and 80s.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 tbsp cornflower (cornstarch)
  • 2 1/4 cups of milk semi skimmed or full fat
  • 1 tbsp cocoa add another tablespoon for more chocolatey taste
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar


  1. In a large microwavable bowl or jug mix a small bit of milk and the cornflower

  2. Add the sugar and cocoa and stir

  3. Add the rest of the milk and mix until all is smooth and mixed in

  4. Put in the microwave on medium high for 9-11 minutes (mine took just under 9 minutes at 850W microwave), stirring every couple of minutes until it starts to thicken.

  5. Pour into the bowl, ramekins or mould and leave to set in the fridge or a cold place.

  6. Turn out from the mould if using, serve with pouring cream