How to Make Black Sambo

by - September 23, 2016

After so many attempts, I have finally succeeded in NOT mixing the choco and cream layer.
It isn't perfect yet since I could still see a few white spots on the choco layer but this is already a huge improvement since last time.

Black Sambo

This made me more than proud (char) and I'd be really happy to make more!!
If only I didn't run out of ingredients. Haha.


  • 3 packs unflavored gelatin - I used Ferna. The smallest box contains five packs.
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder - I used Goya.
  • 1 can evaporated milk (big)
  • 1 can condensed milk (big)
  • 1 can cream (big) - or this.
  • 1 cup sugar


You may start with whichever layer. Just make sure that before adding the next layer, the first one solidifies enough so the two layers won't mix, but not too hard that the two layers become two separate desserts. (Are you getting what I'm saying? Haha. Oh well, you'll get it when you'd start making na. XD)

Cream Layer
  1. Heat 1 cup of water in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 pack of gelatin and let it dissolve.
  3. Add condensed milk and stir until well blended.
  4. Add cream. Stir until well blended.
  5. Put off fire and continue stirring until completely cool.
Choco Layer
  1. In a bowl, dissolve two packs of gelatin in 1/2 cold water.
  2. In a separate bowl, dilute the cocoa powder in 1/2 cup of hot water.
  3. On low fire, heat the evaporated milk in a saucepan.
  4. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  5. Add the diluted cocoa and stir until well blended.
  6. Add the dissolved gelatin and continue stirring.
  7. Put off fire and stir until cool.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. And voila!

Black Sambo

Ready to serve :D

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  1. This is one of our favorite desserts; we always order this (or the mango version custard) when we eat in Dimsum Break. :)

    1. Waaaah! When I told the cashier at Dimsum Break I'll have Black Sambo, she said they only have Chocolate Bavarian. So I was like O.o uhh, okay never mind. XD Don't know if it's a different kind of dessert but it really looked like Black Sambo to me. XD

  2. (semi) Sweet tooth here. Pag dala ani sa office Aya. Hahaha. kalami-a gyud ani. labi na chocolaty kau. gaaahhhh

    1. hahaha magdala man gd ko sauna. Karon gitapol nakog himo. XD
      Puhon puhon magdala na pd ko xD