Have you ever tried Eton Mess? It's a classic dessert from our British childhood that has all the key components of a fancy pavlova, but all crushed and mixed into one bowl. Sweet, crunchy, fruity...it has it all. This version turns tradition upside down by making it plant-based with the help of clever ingredients from GluteNull! We had never tried whipping aquafaba (chickpea water) to make a light whipped cream-like topping. We were blown away by the results and how easy it was. Our whole family couldn't get enough of this modern take on tradition!
What is Aquafaba?
The word "aquafaba" means bean water. Yes, that's right - it's the liquid in a can of chickpeas! Here we used GluteNull Aquafaba from boiled chickpea water that's been made in-house using special methods to concentrate the Aquafaba and whips up in minutes. This magical vegan ingredient can be used as whipped cream, to make your own vegan meringues, homemade vegan pasta, or as an egg replacer in baking. For our Eton Mess, we also used a package of Glutenull Vegan Meringue and this dessert came together in a flash!
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We discovered GluteNull in our search for tasty gluten-free meal ideas that we could share with family & friends with food allergies. We love to make meals that can be enjoyed by everyone at the table, so it's exciting when we come across products that tick all the boxes for taste and are gluten-free & vegan. GluteNull crafts amazing breads, cookies, granola, and other plant-based foods that are perfect for families with food allergies or sensitivities or who are on a gluten-free, yeast-free, sugar-free, vegan, or raw diet. Or simply those who want delicious baked goods without worrying about harmful or unhealthy ingredients.
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PLANT-BASED ETON MESS DESSERT (VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE)
Light, crunchy, fruity…this easy dessert has it all!
- Make your whipped “cream” by whipping the aquafaba and cream of tartar in a stand mixer until very thick. Add sweetener & whip until stiff peaks form.
- Add whipped “cream” to a large bowl, fold in raspberries, roughly crushed meringues, and serve in small bowls or adorable mason jars topped with extra raspberries & more meringue.
NOTE: It's best to assemble right before eating, as the meringue will go soft. We like to have everything prepped and combine just before serving!
This dessert make the perfect ending to a dinner of our gluten-free falafel sandwich with green goddess dressing!
GluteNull is a local BC company dedicated to bringing you fresh, premium quality, certified gluten-free and vegan products that are wholesome and tasty. They use traditional artisan techniques along with the finest ingredients to create delicious and healthy foods that are safe for those with food allergies and sensitivities. Perfect for families who are on a gluten-free, yeast-free, sugar-free, vegan, or raw diet. Or simply those who want delicious baked goods without worrying about harmful or unhealthy ingredients. GluteNull is also proud to be a part of the Non-GMO Project - all of their ingredients are certified GMO-free. Find GluteNull near you!
Co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Kay is an adventurer & Ironman triathlete, as well as mum to an active 11-year-old. Originally from Montreal, she has been proud to call British Columbia home for over 15 years. Whether running, hiking & biking in the mountains or creating healthy meals in the kitchen, Kay is always up for something new. Her contagious enthusiasm & zest for life mean we’re never quite sure what she’ll be up to next, but we’re sure that it will be an amazing adventure!