Floating Islands II


This is a favorite dessert of everyone who tries it.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 3 cups milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites with salt until foamy. Gradually pour in 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.

  2. Bring milk to a simmer in large saucepan over medium heat. Drop egg white mixture in six separate mounds into simmering milk, leaving one inch between mounds. Poach 3 to 5 minutes, turning once. Remove meringues with slotted spoon and drain. Remove milk from heat and set aside.

  3. Beat eggs and egg yolks in a large bowl. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar. Stir in milk from the saucepan.

  4. Cook milk mixture in a double boiler over simmering water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Let cool before stirring in vanilla.

  5. To serve, pour custard in a dish and top with poached meringues.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
6g Fat
31g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 243mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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