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eton mess in a tall glass dish with a strawberry on top

Eton Mess Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: British


Learn how to make Eton mess, this gorgeous English pudding is always a winner! Easily make each component ahead of time and wow your guests at your next dinner party! Eton mess is the best summer dessert! 



  • 10oz Strawberries (1 1/2 Cups), diced (roughly X medium-sized strawberries)
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar 
  • Juice of half a small Lemon 
  • 10oz ( 1 1/4 Cups) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 3oz (1- 1 1/2 Cups) Meringue Cookies


  1. In a medium-sized bowl add the diced strawberries, toss them in the lemon juice and granulated sugar. Let sit for 30-40 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer or large bowl with a hand held mixer beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar for a couple of minutes until you reach soft peaks. You do not want to beat too much, we want softly whipped cream.
  3. Gently fold strawberries and liquid into the whipped cream then crush the meringue cookies and fold into the mixture. Serve with extra strawberries and crushed meringues. 

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