Strawberry Floating Island Recipe

strawberry floating isalnd is a delightful island which is fun to serve and enjoy. Prepared with custard served over a bed of strawberries and topped with meringues, the strawberry floating island dessert is especially popular with kids. A real party pleaser, the floating island dessert can be topped with more berries if desired.


Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6


 Egg whites2
 Salt1 Dash
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Milk3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Egg yolks2
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vanilla1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Hulled strawberries2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 243 Calories from Fat 69

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.8%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g16.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 178.7 mg

Sodium 119.6 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.7%

Sugars 34.2 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A 6.3% Vitamin C 57.3%

Calcium 15.8% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Poached Meringues: Beat egg whites with a dash salt till soft peaks form.
Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating till stiff peaks form.
In skillet, heat 3 cups milk to simmering.
Drop meringue in by tablespoons to make 6 meringues.
Cook slowly, uncovered, till firm, about 5 minutes.
Lift from milk (reserve milk for the custard); drain on paper towels.
Custard: Beat eggs and yolks slightly; add 1/2 cup sugar and dash salt.
Stir in 3 cups slightly cooled milk (from meringues plus extra if needed).
Cook in double boiler over hot, not boiling water, stirring constantly till mixture coats metal spoon.
At once, remove from heat; cool slightly.
Add vanilla.
Place strawberries in serving dish; pour custard over.
Top with meringues.
Garnish with more berries.