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How to Make an Awesome Italian Meringue #recipe #italianmeringue #yummyrecipe

How to Make Traditional Italian Meringue

It’s creamy, fluffy and airy, sweet enough and so beautifully white! You will love this.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword frosting, italian meringue, meringue
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Author Camila @ TitiCrafty.com


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of Icing sugar {optional}


  1. First I started beating the egg whites on a stand mixer on medium-high speed. Make sure the bowl is dry and clean.
  2. While beating the egg whites I prepared the syrup.
  3. On a small pot mix water with 3/4 cup of sugar over medium-low heat. The idea is to create a transparent syrup so we need to let water to evaporate.
  4. Mix every couple of minutes.
  5. When it starts to boil go back to egg whites and check if it forms hard peaks. If so add the 1/4 cup of sugar and mix until well combined.
  6. Keep an eye on the syrup. I know there is a way to know when it’s ready through temperature but since I don’t have that thermometer I use other techniques.
  7. I keep mixing. For instance I know it must get thicker, so once it starts to thicken I use a skimmer {weird right?}. I get some of the syrup and of course it slips through the holes but the little it stays there I blow slowly and if it forms bubbles, the syrup is done! I do this like every 2 minutes until it’s done.
  8. Another way to know is with a wooden spoon. Mix the syrup and lift the spoon thin threads of syrup should form and then the last few drops should stay in place and accumulate.
  9. Once the syrup is ready, immediately start adding it to the egg whites {still beating and taking it to a high speed } without turning off the mixer and really slowly letting the syrup form a thin thread.
  10. When you added all the syrup, let it beating for about 5 more minutes or until it cools again.
  11. Lastly and optionally if you want the Italian meringue a bit harder add in the tbsp. of icing sugar and beat for about 2 more minutes
  12. There you go! You are ready to decorate your favorite desserts!