Fruity Floating Islands Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Main Ingredient


 Egg whites3
 Cream of tartar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Milk1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Slightly beaten egg yolks3
 Sugar2 Tablespoon
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Fresh fruit3 Cup (48 tbs) (Use Desired Fresh Fruit)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 983 Calories from Fat 258

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44%

Saturated Fat 13.8 g68.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 606.1 mg

Sodium 370.2 mg15.4%

Total Carbohydrates 152 g50.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g19.9%

Sugars 140.1 g

Protein 35 g70.9%

Vitamin A 48.2% Vitamin C 148.8%

Calcium 68.9% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


For meringue, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer on medium speed till soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add the 1/4 cup sugar, beating till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
In a heavy 10-inch skillet heat the 1 1/4 cups milk till hot but not bubbling. Drop meringue by spoonfuls into milk, making 6 mounds. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or till meringues are set. Lift meringues from milk with a slotted spoon. Drain meringues on paper towels (reserve milk in skillet for custard); chill the meringues well.
Meanwhile, for the custard, in a medium saucepan combine the beaten egg yolks and the 2 tablespoons sugar. Measure the reserved milk; add enough additional milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Stir milk into the yolk mixture.
Cook and stir over low heat till mixture thickens slightly and coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat. Cool custard quickly by placing the saucepan in a sink or bowl of ice water and stirring for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and nutmeg, if desired.
Spoon desired fresh fruit into 6 serving dishes. Spoon the custard over fruit. Top each serving with a chilled meringue.