Floating Island - Instant Pot

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"In French, it's called Le Flottante and is made by poaching the meringue in milk. This easier version is made in an instant pot - no milk required!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (25.7 g)
  • Calories 98.1
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 76 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 25 g
  • Protein - 0 g
  • Calcium - 0.8 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the steam rack inside the instant pot. Add 1 cup water. Mist a 7 inch non-stick sprinform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cardamom.

Step 3

Using a mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the egg whites, ceam of tartar and salt until frothy and opaque - about 1 minute. Increase speed to high, and with mixer running, gradually add the sugar/cardamom mix. Once incorporated, turn to high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form - about 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Using a silicone spatula, scoop the meringue into the prepared pan. Gently press. Spread the meringue to fill the pan and to remove any air pockets. Leave the top a little uneven and textured. Place the pan inside the instant pot, on top of the rack.

Step 5

Lock and seal the instant pot. Select Pressure Cook and turn to LOW. Set for 4 minutes cooking time. When the machine beeps that it's done, release steam by quick-release method. Once all steam has been released, open the pot.

Step 6

Carefully lift the rack with pan out of the instant pot. Set on a heatproof surface and let cool for at least 15 minutes, or up to two hours. The meringue will shrink slightly.

Step 7

Carefully remove the sides of the pan. In parts stick, run a knife around the edges to release. If you want to put the meringue on a serving platter, use a wide spatula to remove it from the springform base.

Step 8

Cut into wedges. Serve with topping of your choice. Dulce de Leche is great. So is a fruit compote or a caramel topping.


  • Instant Pot, instant pot rack, springform pan

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