Eton mess

Sweet crispy meringue, thick whipped cream and fresh summer berries, combined with the floral highs of elderflower, this is the ultimate indulgence and a true celebration of British summertime.

A glass of Eton mess topped with mint leaves
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 0 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 6


  • 300g (10.5oz) mix of summer fruit
  • 400ml (13.5fl oz) double cream
  • 3 meringues, crushed
  • 1tbsp elderflower cordial


To garnish
  • 1tsp fresh mint 


  1. Wash and dry the fruit and reserve a few pieces for garnish.
  2. Crush the meringue and put a few pieces to one side for garnish.
  3. Whip the cream until it has stiff peaks, be careful not to over whip.
  4. Fold in the cordial.
  5. Fold the meringue and the fruit mix into the cream.
  6. Divide between your serving dishes and top with the reserved fruit and meringue.