Floating Islands Turned Keto and Easy

Floating Islands, or in my language “Farófias” is a traditional Christmas dessert in my home country Portugal.

The traditional floating islands recipe (which by the way I also ketofied) has a rich custard sauce (leite creme as we call it), on top of which the islands gracefully swim.

To make the traditional version takes time, effort and let’s be honest also skills.

So after watching a cooking show on tv, where the floating islands were made in the microwave, I thought to myself “hey, what a great idea, maybe I can also change the base (sauce) and make it simpler and fish, for a summer dish”.

And so I did. Depending on the microwave, the floating islands are ready in less that 10 minutes, and the sauce literally in 1 minute.

Can it get better than this? Yes, it can. It is just so so fresh, creamy, and delicious, and keto!!! Who says now that keto is boring? Not with me for sure!

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Floating Islands in Berry Sauce


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  • V
  • GF
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:1 mins
  • Serves:4
  • Freezable:No

Nutrition per portion

  • 3 egg whites at room temperature
  • a pinch of salt or 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp sweetener
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone (cream cheese is also ok)
  • 1/2 cup berries
  • 4 tbsp cream
  • In a clean and dry bowl beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff,
  • Add the sweetener and keep beating until you have a smooth meringue
  • Put small quenelles or tbsp of the meringue in a microwave approved recipient
  • Bake in the microwave for 30 seconds and test. If not set, do it again at 15 sec intervals (on my microwave , more than 30 seconds and the meringue turns into an inedible tough sole) until set
  • Set aside
  • In another bowl put the cream, mascarpone, and berries (I did not add any sugar) and using a hand mixer or a food processor blitz it into a smooth paste
  • Add 2 tbsp of the berry sauce each to small cups or glasses, put two floating islands on top and add mint leaves for decoration

Passionate about the ketogenic and lowcarb lifestyle, solo traveler, passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Amateur photographer, recipe developer, creator of the famous keto perfect bread.

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