blanc·​mange blə-ˈmänj How to pronounce blancmange (audio) -ˈmäⁿzh How to pronounce blancmange (audio)
: a usually sweetened and flavored dessert made from gelatinous or starchy ingredients and milk

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web A Ministry of Silly Walks, a cheeseless cheese shop, a tennis-playing blancmange from space, a fish-slapping dance, a dead parrot, trouble at mill, sketches without punchlines held together by surrealist animation. Robert Lloyd,, 8 Oct. 2020 The upshot, from a few dozen feet away in the daylight, is oddly lumpy, a white blancmange quivering on a tray. Curbed, 6 Dec. 2022 People even started to replace almond milk with cow’s milk in the classic dessert blancmange. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 9 Feb. 2021 The desserts are as pretty as everything else at Sarashina Horii, including a hojicha tea blancmange ($10) and a matcha tiramisù. John Mariani, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 The dish eventually evolved into the notoriously bland European blancmange. Beth Segal, cleveland, 14 Jan. 2021 The velvety blancmange, made with tofu, has the consistency of panna cotta and the mild flavor of rice pudding. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, 12 July 2019 Some are subtle—in the restaurant’s famous bar room chocolate cake, first developed by pastry chef Albert Kumin, Yosses has replaced its heavy buttercream with chocolate ganache—and others, like his sweet pea and mint blancmange, a bit more bold. Marley Marius, Vogue, 5 May 2019 Quiveringly pink, the wider-than-high, five-tiered Viktor & Rolf blancmange of a gown from the brand’s Spring 2019 Couture fair filled the foyer of Milan’s historic Teatro Gerolamo. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2019 See More

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Word History


Middle English blancmanger, from Anglo-French *blanc manger, literally, white food

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blancmange was in 1717

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Cite this Entry

“Blancmange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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