Floating Islands

Floating Islands
  • 4 servings
  • 0:30 Preparation
  • 0:15 Cooking
  • 0:45 Total Time


Add all
  • custard:

  • 6

    egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)


  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    whole milk

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    pure vanilla extract

  • islands

  • 6

    egg whites

  • caramels

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)


  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)



To make custard:

Beat egg yolks with half of sugar until smooth and pale.

Set aside in a double boiler.

In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a boil.

Gradually whisk milk into egg mixture.

Set over low heat and cook, keeping mixture under a boil, until thick.

Add vanilla, strain and chill immediately.

To make islands:

Beat egg whites with remaining sugar until stiff.

Cover the bottom of a shallow dish with water.

Divide meringue into 4 islands and set islands on top of the water.

Microwave on maximum for 1-2 minutes.

To make caramel , mix sugar and water in a small pan .

Bring to a boil without stirring, remove from heat as soon as liquid turns a light golden brown.

Pour custard into 4 soup plates, top with meringue islands and decorate with strands of caramel.

Source: Metro