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Floating Island

Amrita Iyer
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Valentine's Day
  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • French
  • Boiling
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. For the Custard:
  2. 2 cups Milk
  3. 3 egg yolks
  4. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 3 tbsp Caster Sugar/Powdered Sugar
  6. For Meringue:
  7. 1 egg white
  8. 1/2 Tsp Vanilla essence
  9. 1 tbsp Caster Sugar/Powdered Sugar
  10. For the Jam Sauce-
  11. 2 tbsp Raspberry Jam
  12. 4 tbsp water
  13. Sugar flowers/hearts for decoration


  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!

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