Recipe of Floating Islands

Fluffy meringue mixture cooks in the hot custard just off the stovetop.


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk – scalded
  • 1 tsp vanilla

How to Make Floating Islands

  1. Beat three egg yolks and two whole eggs slightly.
  2. Add sugar and salt, mix well and add hot milk gradually, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook in top of double boiler until it coats the spoon, stirring constantly.
  4. Add vanilla. This is the custard, pour it into a large pan.
  5. Beat remaining egg whites until foamy also mix in additional 6 tbsp sugar gradually.
  6. Add 3/4 tea spoon of vanilla.
  7. Drop the meringue (egg mixture), using large spoon into the hot custard, cover pan closely until mixture is cool.
  8. Let it chill in a refrigerator. Serve

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