Fast Recipes

Kiwi and ginger mess

This quick Eton mess-style dessert swaps out berries for kiwis drizzled with a ginger and lime syrup.

By Alice Storey
  • Serves 4
Kiwi and ginger mess
Kiwi and ginger mess

This quick Eton mess-style dessert riffs on the classic meringue and berry combination, using kiwis instead.

Ingredients

  • 3 kiwifruit, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 store-bought meringues (about 10gm-15gm each), broken up
  • Vanilla bean ice-cream, to serve
Ginger and lime syrup
  • 125 gm caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lime

Method

Main
  • 1
    For ginger and lime syrup, bring sugar, ginger and 125ml water to the boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar, and boil until syrupy (8-10 minutes), then transfer to a bowl. Add lime juice and rind, and refrigerate to chill (10 minutes). Just before serving, add kiwifruit and stir to coat.
  • 2
    Divide meringue among bowls, top with kiwifruit and scoops of ice-cream, drizzle with syrup and serve.