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A couple weeks ago while at a work dinner, I had the delight of trying eton mess for the first time. I had heard of it, but never really knew what it was. Ever since then, it's become my newest dessert obsession. It's so light, delicious, and easy to make with a mixture of creamy, fruity, crunchy, sweet, and tart textures and flavors. So, if you need a last-minute Thanksgiving dessert, eton mess to the rescue!

Eton mess is simply a mix of whipped cream, crushed meringues, and berries. There are various alternatives recipes to the standard, but here's what I did…

Eton Mess (Serves 2)

01. Mix a handful of diced strawberries and a handful of raspberries, toss with a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of orange juice. Set aside.

02. Whip 8oz. of heavy whipping cream with 1 Tablespoon of sugar and a splash of vanilla until soft peaks form (I used a hand mixer on high).

03. Crush 4-6 meringue cookies with your hands.

04. Mix all of the above together in a bowl, and voilà! I added some crushed chocolate wafers for an extra chocolate touch, but that's totally optional. If you prefer your desserts on the less sweet side, add less sugar to the berries and whipped cream as the meringues add plenty of sweetness. 


{photos by Oh Joy}


  1. Oh dear god! I’ve been craving sweets lately, so this is extra enticing today. This looks decadent yet not heavy in your stomach. I’ll be sure to whip this recipe up for some guests around the holidays!

  2. I have always wanted to try this. Every time I see meringues in the store they look so pretty, but I never know how to use them. This will be the perfect excuse!
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  3. If you like the Eton Mess, you will love the “Berry Blossom Cake” at Susina Bakery on Beverly. The whipped cream frosting is so light and fluffy and the crushed meringues are to die for good. It is my, and many of my friends’, favorite cake in LA.

  4. I remember when I first moved to London, I asked a waitress in the Sausage & Mash Cafe in Spitalfields to explain what Eton Mess was. I still remember her sitting down at our table conspiratorially (it was a rainy Monday night and the place was half empty) and explaining all the ingredients, and though it was hard for it to ever look pretty, it was a classic British pudding (as in dessert course, not pudding as in pudding cup). She was so sweet and friendly, we ate in that cafe a hundred times that first year my husband and I lived there. So Eton Mess will always be a bit special to me.

  5. I made this today for dessert and it was super easy to make and delicious! It also looked pretty without even trying. Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely make this again!

  6. wow, this looks so good – and seems to be perfect after a big dinner. There are so many delicious desserts that are just so heavy that you don´t feel like there´s any space left for them after a holiday dinner. This seems to be the perfect solution! Thanks!


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