Cuisine-France > recipe > floating island  


French cuisine and recipes

english american   french

French Recipes:

Boeuf bourguignon
Chicken fricassée
Coq au vin
Mediterranean salad
Sole meunière
Veal stew

more recipes...

By region:

North of France
Rhone and Alps
South West of France
All regions of France

By course:
Hors d'oeuvre, Starter
Recipes by course

All french recipes in english

Recettes in french


tb : tablespoon
tsp : teaspoon
1 cup : 1/2 pint
Conversion table


van gogh restaurant




cuisine france french cooking and recipe

Floating Island
Ile Flottante

What is a floating island?
A cold dessert and a classic french cooking recipe. Floating island is a kind of very light meringue made of egg whites and sugar in custard sauce.

Region Prep time / Cooking time


30 min / 25 min


8 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups milk
1 cup granulated sugar
Custard sauce
Buy ingredients at the grocery and gourmet store

Floating Island Recipe serve 6

Step 1: Boil milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Then reduce heat to very low.

Step 2: Preheat oven at 250 degrees. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy. Add a pinch a salt and beat again for a couple of seconds.

Step 3: Add sugar and vanilla, one tablespoon after another and beat the mixture.

Step 4: With a tablespoon, place delicately the egg whites in the milk, leave for 2 minutes then turn aside and leave again for 2 minutes. Remove whites from the milk and skim.

Step 5: Bake in oven for 20 minutes. The whites will rise so you need a deep baking dish. Let the meringue cool for half and hour and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

Serving: Add caramel if there is not enough left in the baking dish and custard sauce. So that egg whites will float in a sea of custard sauce.

Wine suggestion: Champagne, Sauternes, Gewurztraminer, sweet white wine (French Wine Guide).

Bon appétit!

French Recipes: Almond trout - Apple pie - Boeuf bourguignon - Bouillabaisse - Cassoulet - Cherry soup - Chicken Fricassee - Coq au vin - Gratin dauphinois Lobster Thermidor - Mediterranean salad - Onion pie - Onion soup - Roast chicken provencal - Sole meuniere - Strawberry Charlotte - Tapenade - Tomatoes provencale - Veal stew - All recipes - By region - By course - Links - Cuisine France


© Cuisine-France 2019

French Cuisine and Recipe Guide


French Cuisine

All french recipes
By region
By course



French cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Julia Child

The best book to address French cuisine.

buy book