Floating Island | How to make Floating Island

By Amrita Iyer  |  12th Feb 2016  |  
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About Floating Island Recipe

This is a very easy dessert of French Origin.A small piece of meringue floating on lovely crème anglaise (a thick and delicious vanilla custard) could steal the show and leave us with delicious memories.A lot of research was done into this beautifully exotic dessert.I want to share this with everyone who want to create something new and who want a memorable dessert session.Not only for Valentine’s Day you can make it for any memorable event.However please note: This dessert contains eggs and there is no replacement for them.

Floating Island is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in French. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Floating Island is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Floating Island at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 10 minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Floating Island by Amrita Iyer in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Floating Island at your home without any difficulties. Floating Island is one of the representative dishes of French which you can serve in any special occasions.

Floating Island

Ingredients to make Floating Island

  • For the Custard:
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp Caster sugar/Powdered sugar
  • For Meringue:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp Caster sugar/Powdered sugar
  • For the Jam Sauce-
  • 2 tbsp Raspberry Jam
  • 4 tbsp water
  • sugar flowers/hearts for decoration

How to make Floating Island

  1. Make the Jam Sauce: Heat the Jam and water in a small saucepan till it forms a thick but liquid sauce.Strain the sauce into a small bowl and keep aside. Heat the milk on medium heat in a deep pan till it is simmering away.
  2. Take a kitchen paper towel and lay it on a plate.
  3. Make the Meringue: Beat the egg white with 1 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence till it forms stiff peaks.Now drop spoonfuls of it in the simmering milk.It will swell slightly and get poached in the hot milk.
  4. Cook each side for 2 minutes by your watch and take out on the prepared kitchen towel plate.Refrigerate till serving time.
  5. Make the Custard: Take the used hot milk in a bowl. Put a saucepan of water on heat till it comes to a simmer.Beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar in a heatproof bowl.
  6. Very slowly add about 2-3 tbsp of milk beating all the while till the milk is used up.Be very careful here as if you do not keep beating the liquid then the yolks will get cooked.This is the custard mixture which we would eventually cook.
  7. Put this bowl on top of the saucepan with simmering water and stir with a ladle till the custard starts to thicken.Stir all the while and after it thickens to a nice creamy consistency,take off heat.
  8. Force the custard through a soup strainer or sieve into a separate bowl and leave to come to room temperature.Add the rest of the Vanilla Essence.Refrigerate till serving time.
  9. Serving the Floating Island: Divide the custard between 2 Margarita Glasses(or any other stem glass or bowl).Arrange one of the Meringue “Islands” in the middle and spoon some sauce enclosing the Meringue.
  10. Top each Meringue with a sugar flower or heart and serve immediately!

Reviews for Floating Island (3)

Padma I3 years ago


krishna v3 years ago


anita agarwal4 years ago

replacement for egg