Eton mess

A simple dessert with a lot of flavour. Sweet strawberries, simple whipped cream and crumbled meringues make up this classic English Eton mess.

20 minutes 4 people Desserts 218 calories p.p.
Eton mess


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  • 400 grams of strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 300 ml whipped cream
  • large handful of meringues
Eton mess ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • small knife
  • blender
  • electric mixer
  • spoon
  • 4 dessert glasses


20 minutes 4 people Desserts 218 calories p.p.

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Wash the strawberries and hull them. Purée just under half to make a smooth sauce. Add a tablespoon of sugar to this (do not make the strawberry sauce too sweet).

Cut the rest of the strawberries into quarters or pieces. Beat the cream together with 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff, but make sure that it is not too stiff. Stir in half of the strawberry sauce, but make sure that it is not well mixed.

Eton mess
Eton mess

Finish the Eton mess – 10 minutes

Crumble the meringues, not too finely. Layer fresh strawberries, whipped cream, remaining strawberry sauce and meringue pieces in the dessert glasses.

Repeat the layering until the glasses are full and all ingredients have been used. Enjoy!

Eton mess: frequently asked questions

Where does Eton mess come from?

Eton Mess comes from England.

Does Eton mess contain mascarpone?

No, officially only whipped cream belongs in a classic English Eton mess.

Where does the name Eton Mess come from?

The dessert originated at Eton College. The word mess describes its appearance.

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