This post is sponsored by Fazer Aito. There is one dessert I’m craving this spring: mango Eton mess. Eton mess dessert – a dreamy combination of berries, meringue and cream can also be made as a fruity mango version. This classic dessert is easily whipped up as a vegan version.
What is Eton Mess dessert?
Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream. First mentioned in print in 1893, it is commonly believed to originate from Eton College and is served at the Annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow School. Eton mess was originally made with either strawberries or bananas mixed with ice-cream or cream. Source: Wikipedia
So all you need is fruit, meringue and cream in a messy delicious pile. Sounds like the perfect treat for spring and summer.
How to create a vegan version?
The liquid of a can of chickpeas is a miracle liquid! You probably know already how this miracle liquid – aquafba – is turned into the most amazing vegan meringue?
Just whip it for a good 5 or even 10 minutes in a clean glass or ceramic bowl until the whip is so thick you can turn the bowl upside down. When you add powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice to the liquid you have everything ready for a vegan meringue. Now all you have to do is pipe it into cute buttons and bake in the oven for about 1,5 hours.
I am using two types of dairy-free “cream” for this bright and cheerful delicious dessert: Fazer Aito Oat for Whipping, an oat-based whipping cream and Fazer Aito Oat Vanilla sauce, a whippable oat-based vanilla custard. When this lush vanilla cream is combined with lemon juice, you get a beautiful thick cream. And with a little turmeric powder, you can color this mildly zingy cream perfectly yellow.
Then you need to cut the fruit into small pieces and layer this amazing messy dessert as you wish. What you have created now is a treat with all the textures: creamy, crunchy, soft.
Mango Eton Mess Recipe
- 100 ml (or a little bit less than 1/2 cup) aquafaba or the liquid from a can of chickpeas or white beans
- 90 grams (or about 2/3 cup) powdered sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Eton Mess Dessert
- package (250 ml / 1 cup) Fazer Aito Oat for Whipping
- package (250 ml / 1 cup) Fazer Aito Oat Vanilla sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- vegan meringue buttons
Preheat the oven to 120 C / 250 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whip the aquafaba in a clean ceramic or glass bowl for a good 3-5 minutes. Add powdered sugar little by little and then the lemon juice. Continue whipping until you have a fluffy thick cream, and you can turn the bowl upside down.
Pipe small buttons of the whipped aquafaba on the parchment close to eachother. Bake in the oven for about 1,5 hours. Check the meringue after one hour. The merinque should be hard, and not too chewy, although you can take a few out in the chewy phase too for a different texture.
Whip the Fazer Aito Oat for Whipping into a fluffy cream. In another bowl whip the Aito Vanilla Sauce until creamy. Add lemon juice to make it thicker and a bit lemon flavored and also add turmeric for color, if you want.
Cut the mango into small cubes.
Layer the fruity mango Eton Mess as you wish such as: mango layer first, then the vanilla-lemon cream and a few crumbled meringue buttons. Then you can add to a piping bag both the vanilla-lemon cream and the oat for whipping to create a beautiful two toned cream on top.
NOTE: Vegan meringue buttons melt fast when combined with other ingredients such as vegan whipped cream. Serve the Eton Mess with the meringue buttons on the side so that you can add the meringue on top of the dessert just before serving.
If you want more vegan meringue inspiration, here’s a beautiful pavlova recipe.