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5 from 3 votes

Eton Mess with Strawberry Meringues

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Cynthia


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, whisk the cream until thickened.
  • 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).
  • Roughly chop the strawberries, reserving a few for garnish.
  • 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.