Eton mess is an English dessert made of whipped cream, fruit, and crushed meringues. I had strawberries, I had heavy cream, but I had no meringues. That's when I eyed the Oreos. Because Oreos and meringues are so closely related, it totally makes sense to substitute one for the other.
This little dessert is kind of romantic. I can just picture two people who are in love playfully feeding this to each other.
Did I just type that?
But wait! Spoon it into a jelly jar and it becomes quirky and fun! Like for kids!
Now let me go feed this to my husband.
Oreo Eton Mess
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
5 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 cups heavy cream, chilled
Place strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir gently, then let set to macerate for about 10 minutes.
Crush Oreos so that there are some coarse, bigger pieces as well as some fine crumbs. Place the heavy cream in a bowl and whip on high speed until foamy. Add 3 tablespoons sugar, then whip to stiff peaks.
Gently fold in strawberries and crushed cookies. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers.