raspberry eton mess

Raspberry Eton Mess

Raspberry Eton Mess

Ingredients

4 meringue nests
300ml double or whipping cream
1 tbsp icing sugar
150g raspberries
1 tsp caster sugar

Raspberry Eton Mess is the perfect summer dessert. Deliciously crunchy sweet meringue, with cream and perfectly fresh raspberries. You can also make it with strawberries – I think most traditional Eton Mess’ do, but I just love raspberries at this time of year so couldn’t resist making this raspberry version. There’s something about the tartness of the raspberries that goes perfectly with the slightly sweetened cream and meringue.

The other thing I love about this dessert is just how quick and easy it is to make. We used a pack of ready made meringue nests which is a bit of a cheat but a great time saver, and then it only takes a few minutes to whip some cream and assemble it. As there is no cooking or heating involved, this is an easy dessert that kids could make almost entirely on their own. What a great way to give them a sense of accomplishment!



You also don’t need to be too precise with any measurements which is always great when you’re cooking or baking with kids. If you love raspberries or have just been fruit picking add some more. If you are a meringue fiend like my husband, through a little extra in. You can definitely adjust this recipe to taste.

If you don’t have any meringue nests to hand, you can make your own meringue and add that to your Eton Mess. Meringues are easy to make, but take a wee while to cook, so you’re best doing it in advance.

How to make raspberry Eton Mess

Crush the meringues

If you’re using shop bought meringues, you simply need to get your kids to crush them into chunks. If you need to make them, you can use this easy meringue recipe, allow it to cool and then crush them. Keep them in a dish until you are ready to assemble them.

crushed merinuges

Whip the cream

Pour the cream into a bowl or freestanding mixer if you are using one and add a spoon of icing sugar. Either use a handheld mixer or the whipping attachment of your mixer and get your kids to whip the cream until it starts to thicken. Be careful not to over whip it. If you do, add a dribble of spare cream if you have any (or a tiny splash of milk) and it should loosen it a bit.

whipped cream

Make the raspberry sauce

To make the sauce all you need to do is add some of your raspberries to a bowl, keep a handful of raspberries back for each dish of Eton Mess. Give your kids a fork and get them to crush them. If your raspberries are too tart for your taste and you want to sweeten them at all, add a tea spoon of caster sugar.

Assemble the raspberry Eton Mess

To assemble the Eton Mess, add the crushed meringue and raspberry sauce to the cream and stir it through. Keep a little of the meringue and raspberry sauce back to add to the top.

Add the cream mixture to each bowl then add some whole raspberries, a sprinkle of crushed meringue and some raspberry sauce on top.

raspberry eton mess

Serve and enjoy!

Raspberry Eton Mess

Raspberry Eton Mess is the perfect summer dessert. Deliciously crunchy sweet meringue, with cream and perfectly fresh raspberries.
Servings: 2
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 4 Meringue nests
  • 300 ml double or whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 150 g raspberries
  • 1 tsp caster sugar

Instructions

Crush the meringues

  • If you're using shop bought meringues, you simply need to crush them into chunks. If you need to make them, you can use an easy meringue recipe, allow it to cool and then crush them. Keep them in a dish until you are ready to assemble them.

Whip the cream

  • Pour the cream into a bowl or freestanding mixer if you are using one and add a spoon of icing sugar. Either use a handheld mixer or the whipping attachment of your mixer and whip the cream until it starts to thicken. Be careful not to over whip it. If you do, add a dribble of spare cream if you have any (or a tiny splash of milk) and it should loosen it a bit.

Make the raspberry sauce

  • To make the sauce all you need to do is add some of your raspberries to a bowl, keep a handful of raspberries back for each dish of Eton Mess. Crush the raspberries with a fork.

Assemble the Eton Mess

  • To assemble the Eton Mess, add the crushed meringue and raspberry sauce to the cream and stir it through, Keep a little of the meringue and raspberry sauce back to add to the top.
  • Add the cream mixture to each bowl then add some whole raspberries, a sprinkle of meringue and some raspberry sauce on top.

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