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Eton Mess (mixture of strawberries, meringue and whipped cream) | prettysimplesweet.com

Eton Mess (Strawberry, Cream, and Meringue Trifle)

YIELD 4 -6 servings


  • 500 g (3-4 cups) fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar, divided
  • 100 g 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.

Recipe Notes

* 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.