Pimm's Eton Mess

Simple Pimm’s Eton Mess

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: desserts


This recipe is based on the usual recipe for an eton mess, but with the added extra deliciousness of a strawberry and Pimm’s syrup drizzled over the top. It takes about 20 minutes to make (the syrup is about 15 minutes of this – make this a few hours in advance) and serves four.


for the syrup:
75ml Pimm’s
1 small handful of strawberries
1/2 tbsp icing sugar

for the meringues:
4 meringue nests
1 small tub of double cream
2 handfuls of strawberries
1 peach
2 tsp icing sugar


Start a few hours (or earlier in the day) before you want to serve and make the syrup. Put your strawberries, Pimm’s and icing sugar into a blender and blitz into a liquid. Pour into a pan on a high heat and reduce by about a third to make it a syrup.

Make sure your strawberries and peaches are at room temperature for when you’re going to serve.

Dice up four/five of the remaining strawberries. Slice your peach, with a quarter for each person.

Whip the cream in to stiff peaks. fold most of the diced up strawberries into the cream.

Put your peach and a strawberry on the plate. Add on the meringue and a couple spoonfuls of cream on the top. Add a few more strawberry pieces on the top, drizzle the syrup over the top and dust with icing sugar.

Serve with a sprig of mint and a glass of Pimm’s.