If I’m presented with a Dessert Menu, it’s likely I’ll scan for the richest, most decadently chocolatey pudding I can find and order that. The relationship between chocolate and I is one that’s going to last a lifetime, I’m not entirely sure that anyone will ever break us up.
Then, during a creative kitchen moment my partner discovered how easy it was to make coconut cream, he whipped together an Eton Mess and it was a game changer. I’d never normally order Eton Mess, I do struggle to tolerate a lot of dairy and it just wouldn’t catch my eye. That was until I tasted the rich creamy coconut cream with fresh berries and chunks of sweet, crunchy meringue.
I like this dessert because it’s crowd pleasing, simple to make and quite frankly doesn’t require too much from my poor presentation skills. You might call me lazy, I prefer to say that I’m sensible with how I use my time and I’m serious about dessert. Talking of time, I do advise popping a can of coconut milk in the fridge the night before you’re due to make this. If you’re short on time, there’s nothing some determination and a hand whisk can’t do!
Eton Mess With Coconut Cream
Serves 2 – Can be doubled, or tripled.
*1 Can coconut milk
*15g Icing sugar
*Start by leaving a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight to set/chill – If you’re short on time just a short time in the fridge will help.
*Scoop out of the set coconut milk and add to a mixing bowl with the icing sugar, using a hand mixer pulse until a thick whipped cream forms.
*In two jars/bowls crumble meringues and layer with mixed berries and coconut cream.
*Serve right away or leave in the fridge until later.
Tell me, what’s your favourite dessert right now?