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Floating Island Recipe

Floating Island is a popular French Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
French Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1.5 tin - condensed Milk
  • 2 cup - Milk
  • 3 - Egg yolks
  • 1 tsp - Lemon rind
  • 1 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 tbsp - castor Sugar
  • For The Jam Sauce :
  • 3 tbsp - jam
  • 3 tbsp - water
  • Mint leaves for decoration
  • How to Make Floating Island:

    1. Beat egg white until stiff, gradually beating in castor sugar to form a stiff and glossy meringue.
    2. Bring milk to simmering point in a deep frying pan.
    3. Drop tbsp of meringue into milk.
    4. Poach gently for 2 mins, then turn and poach for a further 2 mins.
    5. Carefully lift meringues from milk with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.
    6. Transfer to a plate and chill until needed. Beat egg yolks.
    7. Add sugar and lemon rind, slowly beat in hot milk used to poach meringues.
    8. Place bowl over simmering water and cook, stirring constantly until custard begins to thicken.
    9. Remove from heat. Cool, stirring now and then. When cold, stir in essence.
    10. Pour custard into individual bowls. Top with a meringue. Chill.
    11. Make jam sauce by heating together jam and water till it boils.
    12. Remove from fire and cool. To serve, add a swirl of jam sauce into each bowl of custard.
    13. Decorate with a mint leaf.


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