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Milk Street Bowtie Instant Pot Floating Island Meringue

Instant Pot Floating Island Meringue

4 Servings

30 minutes

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Île flottante, or “floating island,” is a classic French dessert of meringue poached gently in warm milk. Here, it gets a modern twist thanks to the Instant Pot. High-temperature pressure cooking may seem counterintuitive for such a delicate dish, but the fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth texture says otherwise. When cooled, the meringue is firm enough to slice like a cake. We love drizzling each portion of this simple, elegant dessert with the orange liqueur–spiked version of our Instant Pot dulce de leche, but caramel, crème anglaise or your sweet sauce of choice also would be superb, with some fresh berries alongside.



30 minutes

½ cup white sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
4 large egg whites
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
⅛ teaspoon table salt
Instant Pot Dulce de Leche made with the optional milk and flavored with orange liqueur

Instant Pot Floating Island Meringue


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Rita Y.
May 15, 2023
Holding time?
I see that this meringue is served after cooling. How far ahead of serving time can it be prepared?