Floating Island Recipe

The floating island is a cooked dessert made with milk eggs and sugar. Flavored with a dash of vanilla, the floating island is topped with meringues and chilled. I like to serve the floating islands with a cherry topping on the meringues.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Main Ingredient


 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Sugar8 Tablespoon
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 343 Calories from Fat 67

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.5%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 317.2 mg105.7%

Sodium 226.2 mg9.4%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.2%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 60.7 g

Protein 9 g18.9%

Vitamin A 7.3% Vitamin C

Calcium 4.1% Iron 7.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1.Follow directions for soft custard, using two egg-yolks and one whole egg
2.Cool and turn the custard into a glass dish or into custard cups
3.Beat the two egg whites until stiff and beat into them two to four tablespoons of fine granulated or powdered sugar
4.Drop this meringue by spoonfuls on the custard and chill thoroughly
5.Serve at room temperature or cold
A candied cherry or a small bit of red jelly placed on each spoonful of meringue adds to the attractive appearance of the dish