Eaton Mess 'Icecream'

This week, my chosen flavour is Eaton Mess - a fabulous combination of crushed strawberries and meringues- sweet, gooey and delicious.

This feels like a totally decadent treat but won't cost you many propoints at all!


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This recipe makes 1 portion.


It works out to

1pp/approx.200kcal per portion



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You Will Need:(per portion)


1 batch of frozen banana 'icecream' base using 1 medium or large frozen banana.



50g frozen strawberries


1 individual meringue nest


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Start by making a batch of banana 'icecream' base. Pop it into a mixing bowl.


Weigh out the frozen strawberries.


Blitz the strawberries until they are at the 'crumble' or 'cous cous' stage - basically small, granular pieces but not smooth like the banana. This makes little pieces of strawberry sorbet that 'pop' on your tongue and have a different texture to the smooth, creamy banana base. If you prefer it smooth, blend the strawberry with the banana initially.


Add the chopped strawberry into the mixing bowl with the banana base mixture.


Take the meringue nest.


Crumble the meringue by hand into random-sized pieces, some small, some large. This ensures little crispy pieces and some more chewy ones in the finished dish.


Dollop it high into your chosen serving dish.


I garnished mine with a few little mini meringue drops to make a cute topping.


Serve immediately and enjoy.

At this stage, the 'icecream' is very soft. I love it like this, but if you want it to firm up again, pop it back into the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

Don't leave it too long as it goes rock hard and ice crystals will form-it's never the same amazing texture if you totally re-freeze it, and takes ages to defrost to an edible texture.


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TIP


If this is too sweet for you, add a little natural yoghurt to dilute the sweetness.

It's also delicious with a chocolate base, so you could add 11g Highlights hot chocolate for an extra 1pp/40kcal.


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