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Need an easy entertaining summer dessert that can completely be made ahead of time? Boom… this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess is your answer.
Guess what happens when you do a Google search for meringue, strawberry. and whipped cream? Apparently you find out that there is a dessert called Eton Mess. Thanks Google, for always teaching me something new.
Quick history lesson for ya… also thanks to the Google. Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert that all started at England’s Eton College. I’m not one that usually jumps for joy at English food (yawn… boring!), but those guys across the lake actually got something right with this sweet bundle of summer joy.
I’m all about this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess. It’s the epitome of a make-ahead easy entertaining summer dessert. And it’s darn tasty.
So with the traditional Eton Mess, you usually mix together strawberries, broken meringues, and whipped cream into one big mess of a dessert.
Born at Eton College. Mixed together into a mess of a dessert. Eton… Mess… Eton Mess. Get it? Good.
But here’s the deal. We’re not just going to mix everything together and slop it in a bowl. Our summer parties are way too epic for that, right? We need the presentation to be just as legit as the flavors happening in the bowl.
So we are going to layer this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess like a boss. A fluffy bed of homemade whipped cream. Some freshly chopped strawberries. A healthy dose of shaved dark chocolate. Those beautiful broken-up homemade chocolate chip meringues. And one heck of a garnish… a chocolate covered strawberry.
Dessert just got a major upgrade.