Eton Mess

Eton Mess is our favourite summer dessert. It is quick and easy to make, simple to do with kids and takes no time at all

I love a dessert and during the hot slightly warmer summer months berries are my first choice. Whether shop bought or straight from my Grandparents allotment, with icing sugar on waffles or on their own with lashings of cream, I want them! And don’t forget tossing a couple in some Pimms or a glass of prosecco 😉

The lovely people are Tesco sent us a voucher for money off some berries to try. I chose to get some strawberries so we could make Eton Mess.  Eton Mess is a simple dessert that everyone in my family loves. There’s rarely any leftovers, and it’s got fruit in it so its definitely healthy right?!


  • A punnet of strawberries – around 400g – 500g
  • 400ml double cream
  • 3-4 meringue nests, crushed. You can make your own, but to keep this as a quick and easy dessert I used Tesco’s *finest ready made and kept the rest of next time!


  1. Take a handful of strawberries and blend them. Chop the remaining strawberries, if you remember keep a few back for decoration.
  2. Whip the double cream until it makes stiff peaks. Its a lot easier using an electric whisk but can be done by hand if you have stamina!
  3. Fold the puree and crushed meringue, then the chopped strawberries. Finally, if you kept a coupe of strawberries back place them on top as decoration – and serve

Serves 4-6 

Serving Suggestions

  • We like to put it into a large bowl and have everyone help themselves, but if you wanted to spruce things up a bit you can chill glasses and serve each portion individually.
  • A sprig of mint on the top makes it look really pretty – it just never lasts long enough round here for us to bother with that!
  • You could add an extra flavour, try ginger cordial stirred through it. Or a liquor of your choice. Simple yet effective!

Disclaimer – I was sent vouchers for money off the strawberries but all opinions and the recipe are my own

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  1. 12th August 2016 / 2:18 pm

    how lush that you get berries from an allotment 🙂 my parents grow all their own veg and they always get loads of raspberries. These look lovely but im not a huge meringue fan :/ in fact im not a mega pudding fan hehe – I’d def rather the prosecco and berries haha! 🙂 #KCACOLS link share 🙂

    • OddHogg
      12th August 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Berries, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, potatoes…. you name it we get it fresh! Definitely stick to popping them in your prosecco if you’re not a meringue fan….. or in some pimms!

  2. 15th August 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Aww yum! This looks great! I must admit, I didn’t even know Eton Mess existed until I started watching Come Dine With Me!


    • OddHogg
      15th August 2016 / 11:03 pm

      I can’t believe that! It is the best way to use up slight soft berries – once they’re chopped up no one notices! We often toss in raspberries or blueberries too

  3. 17th August 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Oohhhh, I love an Eton Mess! I’m not big on puddings, I usually prefer a starter to a pudding, but I’ll always be swayed by an Eton Mess! Our local pub does a brilliant one, and me and my husband have to try and exercise control, not to eat one every time we go! I’ve never tried making one at home though, so this recipe will a good place for me to start! It might be a good way to get more fruit into the children too…!
    Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

    • OddHogg
      17th August 2016 / 5:00 pm

      Why would you try and restrain yourself?! shocking behaviour! Always indulge! Its super easy to make – give it a try

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