Try This Recipe for an Eton Mess

Eton Mess
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Eton Mess, a quintessentially British dessert, combines the lusciousness of whipped cream, the sweetness of meringue, and the tartness of fresh berries into a delightful concoction. Originating from Eton College in England, this dessert has stood the test of time and remains a beloved treat for all occasions. With this simple yet irresistible recipe, you can create your own version of Eton Mess in the comfort of your kitchen, guaranteed to impress your taste buds.


  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large meringue nests, roughly crushed
  • 2 cups of mixed fresh berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together until stiff peaks form.
  2. Gently fold in the crushed meringue nests, being careful not to deflate the whipped cream too much.
  3. Add the mixed fresh berries to the bowl and gently fold them into the whipped cream mixture until evenly distributed.
  4. Spoon the Eton Mess mixture into serving glasses or bowls, layering it as desired.
  5. Garnish each serving with a sprig of fresh mint leaves, if desired, for a pop of color and extra freshness.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy the heavenly combination of creamy whipped cream, crunchy meringue, and juicy berries in every spoonful.