Eton Mess

For 4 people.


  • 500g strawberries, hulls removed
  • 400ml double cream
  • 4 ready-made meringue nests, smashed
  • 200g raspberries
  • 1 tbs sugar (optional)
  • Sprigs of fresh mint, to garnish


  1. Rush 250 g of the strawberries and all of the raspberries put into a bowl and sprinkle the sugar over — if using then put into the fridge. (This will be better if done the night before).
  2. Chop the remaining strawberries, reserving 4 for decoration.
  3. Whip the double cream until fairly stiff, and then fold in the crushed strawberries, raspberries and meringue.
  4. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries.
  5. Divide between cold glass bowls and serve garnished with the remaining strawberries and a sprig of mint, keep in the fridge until needed .