Strawberry & gin Eton mess
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Strawberry & gin Eton mess

Make summer entertaining easy with this grown-up take on the classic British pud. Strawberries look and taste great here, but you can use any seasonal berries.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook-
  • Total time20 mins
  • Plusmacerating

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  • 3 tbsp Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin (or any other citrus-flavoured gin)
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 230g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 300ml Essential Double Cream
  • 250g Essential Low Fat Greek Style Yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 Cooks' Ingredients Meringue Nest
  • A few small mint leaves, to serve


  1. Mix 2 tbsp gin and 1 tbsp icing sugar in a non-metallic mixing bowl. Add the strawberries and leave to macerate for 30 minutes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream, yogurt, vanilla and remaining 2 tbsp icing sugar. Whisk until thickened. Just before the cream mixture reaches soft peaks, stir through the remaining 1 tbsp gin. Crumble in the meringue nests and stir together.

  3. Spoon equal amounts of the meringue-cream into 4 glasses or bowls and top with a layer of the strawberries. Layer up more meringue-cream and fruit, and scatter with mint leaves to serve.

Cook’s tip


Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin:  Pomelo is a fruit similar to grapefruit but larger and slightly sweeter. It helps to give this gin a lovely citrussy flavour – ideal for summer cocktails and martinis.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,118kJ/ 510kcals



Saturated Fat












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