Frosty Eton Mess

This is a cool take on a great British classic!

Eton Mess may not be the prettiest of puddings (the clue is in the name) but it still sits prettily amongst every Brit’s list of favourites.

Summer just isn’t summer without a bowl of the stuff!

Fresh, sweet, zingy, creamy, it’ll make you properly nostalgic when done right.

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I’m working with Häagen-Dazs on their campaign for ice-cream made with real ingredients.

They pride themselves in only using the very best ingredients, with no nasties.

Every pot of Haagen-Dazs ice cream begins with 100% real milk, real cream, eggs and sugar.

They asked me to throw together a recipe deserving of their good stuff. A recipe that depends on a few truly great ingredients, coming together to make something spectacular.

So this is my Frosty Eton Mess. Just like the classic, but cool! (Literally.)

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Using two of the best Häagen-Dazs summer flavours; Vanilla and Strawberries & Cream.

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The ingredients are simple;

A few handfuls of fresh strawberries

A couple of meringues (homemade or otherwise)

Half a tub of Häagen-Dazs Strawberries & Cream

Half a tub of Häagen-Dazs Vanilla

A drizzle of cream

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Remove your ice-cream from the chiller and sit in on the side while you prep the rest. Häagen-Dazs suggest letting a tub rest for about ten minutes, to get to optimum scooping temp.

So while it’s resting, roughly chop up your hulled strawberries.

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Pop them into a mixing bowl.

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Treat your meringues just as brutally.

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Add to the strawberries.

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Scoop out your Häagen-Dazs.

This works particularly well on a cool surface, if you have a marble slab that’s perfect.

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Chop it up!

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Pour into your mixing bowl.

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(As you can see I panicked and got a bigger mixing bowl.)

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Toss it all about.

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Really get it all mixed in!

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You can either serve it right from the bowl, into pretty glasses or pudding bowls, or fancy it up on a serving plate.

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Drizzle with a little cream.

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And serve immediately.

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Not too sweet, not too heavy, beautifully chilled and refreshing.

The ultimate summer pud!

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  • Jeannie C

    A recipe where tidiness is not the concern.. Sign me up!

    • Rosie

      A girl after my own heart, Jeannie! x

  • As soon as I saw those strawberries from yesterday’s post and read that it was going to be a British classic, I knew it was meant to be Eton mess! 🙂 Very inspiring; I’ll give it a go with ice-cream!

    • Rosie

      Great minds, Margo! x

  • This looks insanely delicious! Saving this recipe to whip up when summer begins in Melbourne 🙂

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

    • Rosie

      Send me a snap when it finally happens, Tessa! x

  • That’s so simple I think I could even master it without screwing it up! Absolute must-try.


    • Rosie

      Kate, you are going to NAIL this one, I guarantee it! xx

  • Cathryn Daws

    This looks incredible! I could eat that right now. Beautiful photos.

  • Yum! Eton mess is a delicious British classic, excellent summer desert choice x

  • Lucy Birchall

    I’ve mastered my Eton Mess recipe this summer and TOTALLY think I can notch things up with this. God, I love Haagen Dazs. I’ve got a tub of their Salted Caramel ice cream sitting prettily in my freezer – by far my favourite flavour. Nonetheless, all of their tubs are seriously creamy and delicious and I can imagine the combination of strawberry and vanilla is dreamy.

    She’s So Lucy

  • Oh my goodness. This looks incredible!

  • Eton Mess is my absolute favourite, you just can’t beat a good meringue only the other week at my friends birthday party I consumed almost an entire pavlova and I wasn’t even discreet!

  • Nathailieee

    Wow, looks like the dream for big and even the little ones 🙂 Will prepare it
    next time I will have ,the parents with children already, over 🙂 thank you for the recipe and lovely photos.

  • so style me

    Summer perfection! I need this NOW

  • Yum! If anything overflows from the bowl it’s fair game for a bit of eating, I mean tidying up! Love the apron too x

  • This looks amazing! I love that you added ice cream into the mix!

  • This is a lovely twist on a classic! Definitely going to have to serve this at my next bbq!

  • Can’t beat a good ol’ classic! Saving this recipe, definitely!

  • Yum! Looks so delicious!

    I have a questions regarding ice-cream…I’ve seen that you are supposed to leave the tub out for about 10′ before scooping. But, what happens to what’s left over? Is it ok to freeze it again after it’s been out for so long?

    • dante & the lobster

      It will be fine, the edges may be a bit icy in texture.

  • Haagen Dazs makes THE best vanilla ice cream. I think I may well prefer your frozen Eton Mess to the original;…we shall see!!!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Haagen Daaz is my faaaaave ice cream in the world – can imagine this is delish! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • It’s absolutely scorching here, this seems like the perfect remedy!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • I’ve never heard of this dessert before! Sounds delicious and perfect for a warm, summer afternoon!

    Xx Casey

  • Oh my gosh! Thanks for this recipe, this looks like heaven.

    hannie ;

  • So quick and easy to make, a great twist on a summer classic Rosie!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Looks delicious…I’m usually more of a chocolate lover, but I might cross over to the dark (fruity) side for this.

  • Oh my word. Literally salivating looking at this! If only Häagen-Dazs would come up with a sugar free option!

  • Oh.. Can’t wait to try this!
    Looks delicious! Never heard of this pudding but it just sounds so nice!

  • I would totally eat this all up. Sounds delicious and perfect for summer!
    xx Lane

  • Even when baking is messy, you still make it look great for which I’m incredibly jealous!! Loved taking a peek into your kitchen xx

  • Geena

    Rosie this looks divine- Haagen Dazs really is one of the best!

  • Ohhh this looks incredible! Love, love, love! <3

  • michela ampolo

    Oh my god, this recipe is AMAZING and is so simple to prepare 🙂

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    Miki xx

  • KFunk

    Mind blown, as I’m American and have never had Eton Mess – definitely whipping this up for the weekend! 🙂

  • I have a feeling I am going to love this one!! Thank you!

  • Strawberries and cream ice cream sounds so good right now. Who cares if it’s messy – that just means you don’t have to try to eat it in a clean fashion. This one is a winner!

    Monica / Mocha and Moccasins

  • We made this on our holiday to Portugal a few weeks ago… This right here is the reason i gained 5lbs haha.
    It’s SO good. Works especially well if you use meringues with chopped almonds/hazelnuts in xx

  • This look so goooood!!!

  • Sounds lovely!! I really want it!! 🙂

  • Maireem Maneje

    This looks so delicious and perfect for summer! 🙂

  • I appreciate your food posts! They always cater to my foodie inspiration needs hehe..

    This looks amazing, though I doubt I will be successful in my presentation as you have been.

    Can’t wait to give it a go and more over eat it lol

    Nadine xx

  • I love how you plated this, look delicious!

  • And just when I thought Eton Mess couldn’t get any better…Haagan Dazs is added!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • mycitymylondon

    love it! I actually put together a receipe on my blog a while back now using meringue, whipped cream and strawberries. And literally its mess upon mess! crack the meringue, add cream then strawberries, then repeat for as many layers as you like:) way too naughty for when diet is in order!

  • Jacqueline

    Yum! This looks like the perfect summer treat Rosie! Can’t wait to try it out xx

  • simple recipes are always the tastiest and this looks delicious! love these in-the-making shots. pinning this recipe!

  • tiffanytales

    This looks amazing – I’m not exactly a baker so this would make a delicious alternative to a badly made cake.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Looks delicious. Will have to try

  • Anon

    Could you please share where your marble chopping board is from?

  • Interesting twist! X

  • mariel

    oh my days, this looks so good! wow <3

  • This looks amazing! I’ve never had/heard of Eton mess, but this post definitely makes me want to try it!! Yummm!

    xO Kristen

  • All my favourite things in the world in just one cake…. Awesome!


    Céline from Larry & Co.

  • Anastasija Bond

    Hi rosie ! Such a great recipe. Can I ask you whats on youre nails ? What nail color ? kisses !!

  • Beth Schofield

    I’m not usually a fan of eton mess but I have to say you’ve made it look pretty yummy! x

  • Molla Jafar Sadique

    What a yummy recipe! With all of my favorite item. Have never seen such a colorful recipe even in my hidden Paris.

  • Looks like a heart attack served on a heart shaped plate, but don’t get me wrong, I’m totally down to have some of it!! #YOLO

    Heba xx ││The HebaBloglovinInstagram

  • Rossica Simeonova

    OMG!!!! I haven’t drooled over anything so much before!!! I need this and I need it NOW! Damn Rosie, you really know good food! Really bad for my diet, though! 😀

  • I’ve had this before, but didn’t realize it’s a British dish! Seriously so yummy, has to be one of my favorite desserts 🙂


  • This looks absolutely delicious! I’m so trying this out. 🙂