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Eton mess ice cream cake recipe

Eton mess ice cream cake recipe

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Enjoy the flavours of a classic British dessert with this summery ice cream cake. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 20mins to prepare plus 4hrs freezing time
  • 250 calories / serving


  • 500ml Strawberries & Cream ice cream
  • 200g (7oz) fresh strawberries, tops removed and chopped into small pieces, plus extra for serving
  • 10g (2 tsp) icing sugar
  • 3 Tesco Finest meringue nests, crushed
  • 500ml (17fl oz) Cornish Cream ice cream

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    9g 47%
  • Sugars

    27g 30%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 27g Protein 4.3g Fibre 0.7g


  1. Remove the ice cream from the freezer and leave to soften for 10 minutes. Lightly oil a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin and line with a double layer of clingfilm. Make sure there is enough to hang over the edges to complete step 5.
  2. Spoon the strawberry ice cream into the loaf tin and smooth flat. Blitz half the strawberries in a blender with the icing sugar.
  3. Scatter the chopped strawberries and crushed meringues over the ice cream, and then drizzle over the strawberry purée.
  4. Spread the Cornish Cream ice cream over the purée and smooth flat. Fold the clingfilm over the top and freeze for 4 hours, or until solid.
  5. Set aside for 10 minutes to soften. Turn out onto a serving dish, remove the clingfilm, cut into thick slices and serve with extra strawberries on the side.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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