This Cashew Eton Mess Is Our Lazy—but Equally Delicious—Cheat for Sans Rival

April 11, 2020
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Active time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. milk


  • 2 cups whole cashews
  • Salt, to taste


  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 3 cups meringue cookies, broken into pieces


  1. In a large bowl, whip softened butter until, light and fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and milk, and continue to whip until fluffy.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F.
  5. Place cashews on a baking tray and place in the oven, toasting until slightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and season with salt.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. Transfer buttercream, cashews, and meringue into individual glasses in layers.
Jica Simpas Jica Simpas

Jica hopes that by writing about food she'll actually learn how to cook. But for now, she'll happily just eat everything—especially cookies.

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