Saturday, July 9, 2011

Oreo Eton Mess

Eton mess is an English dessert made of whipped cream, fruit, and crushed meringues.  I had strawberries, I had heavy cream, but I had no meringues.  That's when I eyed the Oreos.  Because Oreos and meringues are so closely  related, it totally makes sense to substitute one for the other.

This little dessert is kind of romantic.  I can just picture two people who are in love playfully feeding this to each other.

Did I just type that?

But wait!  Spoon it into a jelly jar and it becomes quirky and fun!  Like for kids!  

I loved this.  With just four ingredients it was fast and easy, and fuss free.  I honestly wasn't expecting it to taste as good as it did.  Just the kind of summer dessert that will make someone feel special.

Now let me go feed this to my husband.

Oreo Eton Mess

1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
5 tablespoons sugar, divided
18 Oreos
2 cups heavy cream, chilled

Place strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir gently, then let set to macerate for about 10 minutes.

Crush Oreos so that there are some coarse, bigger pieces as well as some fine crumbs.  Place the heavy cream in a bowl and whip on high speed until foamy.  Add 3 tablespoons sugar, then whip to stiff peaks.

Gently fold in strawberries and crushed cookies.  Serve immediately.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

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  1. What a brainstorm Lorie! I will be making this soon.

  2. This looks so good, it's ridiculous that it's so easy! Next time there are oreos in my house, I might need to make this.

  3. i adore eton mess and have a recently discovered unhealthy addiction to oreos therefore i have a feeling i might just like this dessert a little :) in fact i have everything on hand right this minute! Hurrah!

  4. Wow, those look creamy and delicious. How elegant to serve it in those lovely glasses. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till tomorrow night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your eton mess up.

  5. This looks amazing. I adore creamy things, as well as anything cookies n' cream-esque, like ice cream & dippin dots. I need to try this in the near future ...

  6. Finally got to do what you suggested for subscribing, Lorie...I'm now an official follower!

    Great recipe, btw. And you're a much nicer person than I am; in love or not, these are oreos we're talking about, and I have a strict policy against sharing them.


  7. This is amazing!! Love love it! I made it several times last summer when I originally found the recipe! All the ingredients are great and kiddos love it too!!

  8. I love the idea of this recipe! I live in England, where Eton mess is a classic summer dessert, and this is an inspired variation! I'm definitely going to have to try this now we can (finally!) get Oreos easily over here.

  9. It looks awesome, I will try it very soon. Any chance to make it from the first time?