Eton mess

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  • Serves: 6

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  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • 5 a day portion1
  • Child friendly
  • Romantic
  • Editor's pick
  • Make in advance

Eton mess is so simple, made with broken meringues, strawberries and cream the best bits of summer combined into one easy dessert! You'll want to make our strawberry Eton mess recipe over and over again - it really couldn't be easier. This Eton mess recipe takes just 10 minutes to make, which means it's great for when you're having friends over, as you wont have to spend long in the kitchen to make it. It gets its name as it is the dessert traditionally served at Eton College's prize-giving picnic on June 4th. To make this dessert super speedy, weve used ready-made meringues. If you fancy a challenge and have a bit more time, you can make your own meringues from scratch! This Eton mess recipe makes 6 portions and shouldn't break the bank to make either. If you want to add more fruit to the mix, go for it so youre upping your 5-a-day intake in a really delicious way! Try raspberries, blackberries or blueberries for a change. A drizzle of port, kirsch or Cointreau will turn this summer dessert into an adult-only version. We guarantee it will be everyone's favourite pudding!

You could try using different berries like raspberries, blueberries or a combination of fruits


  • 6 ready-made meringues
  • 570ml double cream (or use half Greek yogurt for a healthier version)
  • 450g strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 75 ml port, kirsch or Cointreau (optional, for a more grown-up version)


  1. Cut the strawberries in half or into thick slices if they're big. Place in a bowl with the port, kirsch or Cointreau if using, cover and chill for 2-3 hrs.
  2. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, then fold in the berries and juices.
  3. Crush the meringues and fold into the strawberry and cream mixture.
  4. Spoon the Eton mess into individual dishes. If you like, you can decorate with extra strawberries.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Could you make this with non-dairy whipped cream?


My step son likes this food and didn't realise some alcohol was needed for the strawberries on a whole dronken strawberries in meringue and cream!!!


I prifer my way better I made this kind of thing in school yummy yummy in my tummy

Zara Whatcott

lovely, simple, quick & delicious


Amazing recipe




i wish i could try it FIVE

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