Eton mess with an Easter twist (with mango and eggnog)
This delicious Easter dessert gets put on the table in no time and is made with my favorite flavor combination of eton mess with lemon curd and eggnog!
Eton Mess with lemon curd and eggnog
Ever wonder how some recipes are created? I can tell you a visual story about that….
Last Saturday Charlotte and I were having lunch in Almere and there were leftovers from the shoot the day before, so dinner was already partially arranged. But then again, it was just not enough so something more had to be added. I tried something like a healthy salad, as I had also put some tasty ones in the weekly menu, I thought, that’s easily arranged. While walking through the center of Almere, we also thought it would be a brilliant idea to make a nice dessert for Easter, which is slowly (well maybe nog so slowly) approaching.
Eton Mess as a base
‘What are you in the mood for?’ Charlotte asked, and since the healthy approach was already off the table, we went for delicious. Okay it’s almost Easter, so, totally cliché, we want something with yellow, so mango became the base. We figured that was a great idea and we ended up with some kind of eton mess recipe. But instead of the standard ingredients (if there is such a thing) we opted for yellow. Lemon curd (always delicious), mango and whipping cream combined with mascarpone.
Once in the supermarket we just picked all the yellow things. Instead of mascarpone, we opted for mon chou (a kind of cream cheese) which almost felt a bit healthier (but it’s probably not) and we wanted to top it off with eggnog.
So Eton mess with lemon curd and eggnog was born!
Painting with whipped cream and eggnog
Back home, we got right to work. It was like we were painting a picture. A blob of whipped cream here, a chunk of meringue there. A layer of chopped mango and another layer of the delicious cream. And in between also tasting if it really is that delicious of course. For a little color besides the many yellows, we decided on some lime zest. And as icing on the cake a creative drop of eggnog to complement the better Easter feeling. I can tell you, this was so incredibly delicious. You really want to eat this at Easter, or maybe before, because you always have to taste test before your guests arrive right?
Eton mess with lemon curd and eggnog
- 4 glasses for serving
- 250 ml whipped cream
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon curd
- 150 gr mon chou
- 100 gr mango in small cubes
- 2 meringues ready to eat
- 1 lime zest
- 4 tbsp eggnog
- Whip the whipping cream with the sugar until forming stiff peaks.
- Add the lemon curd and monchou and whisk for a minute. Don't beat too long! You don't want the whipped cream to curdle.
- Now take four nice glasses and start with a layer of crumbled meringue. On top of this spoon some of your whipped cream mixture.
- The mango cubes come on top of this. Top that with another layer of meringue crumbs and finish with some more of your whipped cream mixture. You can spoon it right on top or you can use a whipped cream sprayer.
- Sprinkle some of the lime zest over the top and finally pour the eggnog on top.
- Serve with a chocolate Easter bunny or chocolate egg if desired.
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.