How messy is Eton Mess

I was in the supermarket at one point looking for a ready made dessert to go with the Spanish Paella for dinner. It was scorching hot at that time so a light dessert is a must.

Then I thought of making a Pavlova but I didn’t have enough time to make the meringue. So I decided to create an Eton Mess instead. I did not look for any particular recipe to create the dessert.

IMG_0136-0I bought the following ingredients below.

  • A bag of frozen summer berries which contains strawberries, raspberries and blackberries (any frozen fruits will do)
  • A pot of whipping cream (600 ml)
  • Ready made meringues, lots of it
  • Vanilla pods (if you wish)
  • Some granulated sugar

Whip the cream into a very thick consistency, then crush the meringues with your hand into bite size chunks.  Scrape the seeds from the Vanilla Pod then add it in the cream mixture, set aside.

Defrost the frozen berries and drained. You can add some sugar to the berries. Dish it out into a bowl or a wine glass like the photo attached. Then put it in the fridge for a bit, 30 minutes will do or you can eat it straight away. ¬†The dessert is traditionally served at Eton’s College.

You can create any other types of this dessert, you can use banana, mango or passion fruits.

Thanks for reading.
~ Lisa