blancmange






noun

  1. a sweet pudding prepared with almond milk and gelatin and flavored with rum or kirsch.
  2. a sweet, white pudding made with milk and cornstarch and flavored with vanilla.

noun

  1. a jelly-like dessert, stiffened usually with cornflour and set in a mould
n.

late 14c., from Old French blancmengier (13c.), literally “white eating,” originally a dish of fowl minced with cream, rice, almonds, sugar, eggs, etc.; from blanc “white” (also used in Old French of white foods, e.g. eggs, cream, also white meats such as veal and chicken; see blank (adj.)) + mangier “to eat” (see manger).

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