Eton Mess Recipe

A Perfect 5-Minute Summer Dessert

Eton Mess Recipe

Eton Mess, traditionally served at Eton College in England, is a perfect 5-minute summer dessert.  It is usually made of strawberries or bananas, whipped cream, and crumbled meringues, but you can feel free to play around with the fruits at home to create your own combination. I made meringues with cocoa nibs and then added pitted fresh cherries to the cream.  You can make your own meringues, which isn't very difficult, or buy them at the store.  The meringues add a nice crunchy texture and sweetness to the dish.


1 cup whipping cream
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb strawberries
10 meringue cookies, crumbled

  Measure the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla into a large bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.   Hull the strawberries and cut into bite sized pieces.  In a large bowl fold together the whipping cream, strawberries, and crumbled meringue cookies.  Divide the mixture among 4-6 dishes.


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