Crunchy meringues, perfectly whipped cream and fresh strawberries. This classic Eton Mess Recipe could not be easier to make.

Layers of meringue, whipped cream and strawberries in a glass bowl

This truly is one of the easiest of the classic British desserts to make and you don’t have to make meringues. With only 3 ingredients, it’s easy to assemble by taking some help from the store bought meringues, because no one needs to ‘mess’ around making them.

Eton Mess in a glass bowl from the side showing the red and white layers of meringue, whipped cream and strawberries

Originating from Eton college (famous past students being Princes William and Harry) there are some differing stories as to why this name came about,  this dessert can be construed as looking like a mess.

Meringue, strawberry and whipped cream on a spoon

A pretty dessert that should be served in a glass bowl so you can see the layers, Eton Mess is a summer dessert favorite. The creaminess of the whipped cream (which is only lightly sweetened) offsets the sweet meringues and the subtle fruit sweetness of the strawberries make for a delicious trio of flavors that work so well together.

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Yield: 4

Easy Eton Mess Recipe

Easy Eton Mess Recipe

Crunchy meringues, perfectly whipped cream and fresh strawberries layered in a bowl.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (453 grams) strawberries, hulled
  • 1 ½ cups (375 ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 8 meringues, broken into bite-size pieces

Instructions

  1. Take half of the strawberries and blend them until you get a smooth sauce. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds. Cut the rest of the strawberries into bite-size pieces.Set aside.
  2. Whip the cream until it starts to stiffen. Add the sugar and whisk until you get firm peaks.
  3. Take 4 glass bowls and divide the ingredients evenly. Start with a little whipped cream into the bottom of a bowl, top with meringues, strawberries, strawberry sauce. Repeat the layers until all bowls are filled.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving Calories 130Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 23gProtein 1g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.