Summer means strawberries! It calls to mind strawberry picking at a local farm, strawberries and cream (and Wimbledon), home made strawberry liqueur, hot bubbling pans of strawberry jam and the special pleasure of eating home grown strawberries from the back garden.
It’s also the best time of year to make one of our favourite desserts, Eton Mess, a jumbled mix of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and broken meringues. For those of a tidier inclination who prefer to keep it more elegant, strawberry pavlova is a tidier presentation of the same ingredients!
With the weather so hot outside, Eton Mess Ice Lollies are a great variation on this classic dessert, perfect for keeping cool!
Eton Mess Ice Lollies (Strawberries, Cream & Crushed Meringue)
- 500 g strawberries , hulled and finely chopped
- 50-75 g sugar (depending on tartness of strawberries)
- 300 ml double cream (divided into 2 x 150ml)
- 50 g dry meringues , broken into pieces
Make sure you chop the strawberries fairly small, so that each bite of ice lolly has a nice mix of fruit, cream and meringue.
In a large bowl, mix the strawberries, 50 grams of sugar and 150 ml of double cream. If the strawberries are tart, use an extra 25 grams of sugar – the mixture needs to be super sweet as it will be combined with unsweetened cream later.
Cover and leave in the fridge for at least two hours. The sugar helps the strawberries to macerate, releasing more juice into the cream.
Whip the other 150 ml of double cream until stiff and combine carefully with the macerated strawberry mixture and the crushed meringue.
Spoon the mixture into lolly moulds or small cups and insert lolly sticks. The mixture should be thick enough for the sticks to remain upright, but if not, use some sticky tape to keep them in place.
Transfer to the freezer overnight until frozen solid.
To serve, cup the moulds in warm hands or dip into a cup of hot water for a few seconds to help the lolly slip out of its mould.
Please leave a comment - I love hearing from you!47 Comments to "Eton Mess Ice Lollies | Strawberries, Cream & Meringue On A Stick"
OMG these look amazing! On my list to try this summer 🙂
Oh my word, this is genius. I absolutely adore Eton mess and I bet the flavours are gorgeous in these!
Thank you, yes they were pretty tasty, I thought! X
This looks fantastic perfect for hot summer days!
Yes we’ve had some scorchers lately!
It really is all about the ice cream at the moment. I love how you have turned one of my favourite desserts in to ice cream 🙂
Haaa, I love a bit of transmutation!
What a great idea Kavey, bookmarked and looking forward to making some!
Thank you Helly, enjoy!
This looks like a lot of fun.
I love that you put meringues into this; it sounds amazing! I hope to have a recipe done for sharing soon. Wish me luck. And, in the meantime, I’ll dream of these!
Thanks Debi, can’t wait to see your recipe!
What a great summer dessert! Pinned and shared!
These look like the perfect summer pudding. I made an Eton Mess cake last week. I think we should work on bringing the Eton Mess formula to more recipes! Meringue? Cream? Strawberries? Genius.
Agreed, such a delicious and simple combination!!!
Ooh what a lovely idea, Kavey. Bookmarked and pinned for the long summer holidays ahead of us!
Thanks Ren, hope you enjoy them!
What a fabulous idea! Looks delicious and so perfect for summer.
Thank you! Looked / tasted very summery!
So few ingredients and simple to make. Looks fabulous!
I love simple! Suits my patience span! Thanks Michelle!
These look sooo good! And something even my super picky husband will love! Thanks for the inspiration.
Never tried eton mess, but will definitely try to make your recipe. Looks so cool and delicious
Well the real thing is very quick – whipped cream, strawberries and crushed meringue! But this frozen one works so well!
While this looks AH-mazing- I also can’t wait to try out your Strawberry Liqueur recipe. I, too, am obsessed with strawberries!
Oh now yes, that is a good drink and it makes itself so it’s super easy!
perfect summer treat!
Looks lovely! Will definitely going to give this recipe a try 🙂
I’ve never tried Eton mess, but these sound amazing! Great idea!!
It’s a very British dessert I think, kind of like a battered and bashed up strawberry pavlova!
These sound absolutely delightful, definitely my kind of dessert!!
What a great combination dessert! I wish i could try it now! Pinned and shared!
Thank you Joanne, and for sharing!
I am definitely going to try these!
Hope you like them!
I’d love to get my chops around that.
I’ve never heard of these before but it sounds wonderful and I can’t wait to try making them.
Hi Linda, I made them up, based on popular Eton Mess dessert! 👍
What a fab idea, Eton Mess popsicle looks tempting. great pics!