Best Eton Mess

Eton mess is one of the easiest desserts that anyone can make! Consisting of strawberries, whipped cream, strawberry sauce and crispy meringues. And you don’t have to worry too much about putting the layers together since it's a mess!

30 Minutes
1 Hour
1 Hour
2 Hour 30 Minutes


Strawberry Sauce          
  • 200g strawberry (about 1 cup)
  • 4 tbsp sugar(1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
For whipped cream
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract  
For Meringue
  • 2 large egg whites (70g), at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup+ 2 tbsp castor sugar (140g)
  • a pinch of salt


Strawberry Sauce
  1. In a medium sauce pan combine sliced strawberries, sugar and lemon juice, place over medium heat and bring the mixture to boil, stir occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stir occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and allow it to cool at room temperature, blend it, you can store in the fridge for up to 1 week in an airtight container.  
For whipped cream
  1. Place cold whipping cream into a chilled mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form.
  2. Add in sugar and vanilla extract and beat until Stiff peaks form, set aside.
For Meringue
  1. Preheat oven(fan) to 90*C/200*F.
  2. Wipe your bowl and whisk with lemon juice.
  3. Add in egg whites, a pinch of salt and lemon juice, whisk them on low speed until soft peak forms (about 1-2 minutes)
  4. Slowly add the sugar about 1 tsp at a time and beat well after each addition (at least 30 seconds after each addition), until all the sugar is incorporated, the sugar should be completely dissolved and the mixture should not be gritty if you rub it between your fingers, beat again if it is gritty at medium speed until the mixture is glossy very stiff (this process will take about 5-8 minutes).
  5. Add small dollops of meringue to the corners of your baking sheet and press the parchment paper down.
  6. Fill the piping bag. I used 4B open star nozzle, pipe on the baking  sheets, squeeze the piping bag while it is about 1/2 an inch above the paper then lift as you stop squeezing to finish the meringue.
  7. Bake at 90*C /200F fan oven in the lower part of the oven for about 40-50 minutes or until they are dry and easily lifted from the baking paper with their bases intact and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Turn off the oven and allow the meringues to cool completely in the oven for at least one hour or overnight (don’t open the door).
  8. Transfer them to an airtight container to keep them crispy, they will last up to two weeks at room temperature.
Assemble Eton mess
  1. Gently fold few crumbled meringues into half of the whipped cream.
  2. Layer in a serving bowl or glass, first strawberry sauce, then meringue whipped cream mixture, strawberry sauce, whipped cream plain then decorate with sliced strawberries, whole raspberries and whole meringues.
  3. Serve immediately, assemble Eton mess right before serving otherwise the meringues melt in the cream and we need crispy crunchy meringues in every bite.