Floating Island

Floating Island Recipe

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Beth Goike


A dramatic, classic dessert...

★★★★★ 1 vote
No-Cook or Other


sponge cake or lady fingers
1 cup chopped blanched almonds
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsps cornstarch
dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 pint whipped cream, sweetened
strawberry jelly, optional
1 tbsp sherry flavoring

How to Make Floating Island


  • 1In top of double boiler, scald milk. Beat egg yolks until thick, then beat in sugar,cornstarch and salt. Gradually beat hot milk into egg mixture.
  • 2Return milk to double boiler and cook until mixture thickens. Stir in vanilla.
  • 3Cover bottom of large bowl with broken cake pieces or lady-fingers. Sprinkle with sherry flavoring then pour the custard over all.
  • 4Top generously with sweetened whipped cream, and dab bits of strawberry jelly over it, if desired. Serve from the bowl.

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About Floating Island

Course/Dish: Other Desserts