eton mess

You have spent all day shopping for the perfect gifts to give to love ones and family. Upon arriving at home you have to create a perfect dinner for your guests, make the house presentable and, oh yes, you need to end your perfect dinner with a delectable dessert!

Eton mess is an elegant and extremely simple dessert that can be made in a matter of minutes. The soft creamy texture of whipped cream enhanced with Madagascar vanilla beans, crunchy texture of store bought meringues and the sweet tartness of raspberries come together in a beautiful “mess”.

Madagascar vanilla beans from Beanilla arrive at your home soft and full of flavorful vanilla caviar, unlike grocery store beans our beans which tend to be dry and devoid of much of the vanilla caviar. Ours are fresh and delivered straight to your home ready to be added to your favorite drink or dessert.

Vanilla Bean Eton Mess Recipe

Yields 6 servings


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Madagascar vanilla bean (sliced lengthwise and scraped)
  • 24 store bought vanilla meringues
  • 1 pint raspberries (or raspberry extract)


Pour heavy cream, vanilla bean scrapings and sugar into electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Beat on medium until soft peaks form. (If you want to add raspberry extract to the mixture for an intense raspberry whipped cream you can add 1 tsp. of beanilla raspberry extract to the cream mixture)

Put whipped cream mixture aside and prepare your parfait glasses for the dessert. Crush the meringues and begin layering your dessert. Start with a layer of whipped cream, then a layer of crushed meringues and finally fresh raspberries. Repeat until layers are ¾ of the glass, top with a fresh raspberry. Serve and enjoy more time with your friends and loved ones.