Eton Mess (Strawberry, Cream, and Meringue Trifle)
Yields: 4-6 servings
  • 500g (3-4 cups) fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar, divided
  • 100g store-bought or homemade meringues
  • 2 cups (480ml) heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Cut the strawberries into bite-size pieces, then place in a small bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons sugar.
  2. Break the meringues into different sizes for texture – large chunks, bite-size pieces, and dust.
  3. For the whipped cream: In a mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together cream, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Avoid overbeating.
  4. To serve, choose one of the following options:
  5. Layer meringues, strawberries, and cream in a large trifle bowl or 4-6 individual serving dishes.
  6. Gently fold strawberries and meringues into the whipped cream and place mixture in serving dishes. Serve immediately.
* The ratio between the strawberries, meringues, and cream can be changed according to your own personal taste. Use as many strawberries or meringues as you like.
Recipe by Pretty. Simple. Sweet. at