Floating Island Recipe

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Floating Island

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


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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts