5 from 2 votes
Eton Mess is a classic British dessert that makes the most of the season's fresh berries. Naturally gluten free.
Eton Mess with Strawberry Meringues
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
A traditional British "pudding" or dessert made of meringues, whipped cream and berries. Rose water and rose petals are optional. If you don't have a vanilla bean, substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Cynthia McCloud Woodman
  • One batch meringues see recipe below
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 vanilla bean split and seeds scraped (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1 teaspoon rose water optional
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar sifted (powdered sugar)
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons freeze-dried strawberries for garnish optional
  • 1 Tablespoon rose petals chopped for garnish (optional)
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the cream until thickened.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt until smooth, then fold through the whipped cream, vanilla bean seeds (or extract), rose water (optional) and icing (powdered sugar).
  3. Roughly chop the strawberries, reserving a few for garnish.
  4. To assemble, roughly break up the meringues. Begin by layering the cream, berries, and meringue in bowls or glasses. Repeat the layering, then garnish with strawberries, freeze-dried berries (if using) and rose petals (if using), and mint.