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Vegan berry pavlovas

04 September 2018

These sweet and crunchy aquafaba meringues topped with coconut cream and fresh berries make a lovely vegan dessert.

Aquafaba meringues with fruit
Aquafaba meringues with coconut cream and fresh fruit

Preparation time

20 minutes

Cooking time

2 hours




  • 2 x 400ml coconut milk, chilled overnight in the can
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 25g icing sugar, sifted
  • Finely grated zest 1 lime
  • 600g mixed strawberries (hulled and sliced), raspberries, blackberries and blueberries


Who would know that the cooking water from chickpeas could produce an amazing dessert! Top it with a delicious coconut cream and lots of fresh wonderful berries for a fabulous pudding.

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with parchment. Drain the chickpeas over a large bowl (it’s the water or aquafaba you want but you can use the chickpeas in another recipe). Use an electric whisk to whip the water into soft peaks, which will take around 5 minutes.

2. Add the vinegar and continue whisking for another minute. Gradually add the sugar, a spoonful at a time with the whisk running and continue whisking for another couple of minutes until smooth, shiny and increased in volume.

3. Spoon or pipe the mixture into 8 rounds about 10cm each. Reduce the oven to 120C/fan100C/gas mark 1/2 and bake for 2 hours until they are firm and dry on the outside. Open the oven and leave the meringues in the oven to cool with the door ajar.

4. Open the coconut milk and scoop out the solids. Beat this with the lime zest and icing sugar until smooth adding some of the liquid left in the can if too stiff and then use to fill the meringues. Top with the berries and serve.

Our thanks to Seasonal Berries for this recipe

Visit our vegan recipe section for more recipes free from meat, dairy, eggs and honey


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