Rainbow Swirl Meringues Recipe

Savor the delight of Rainbow Swirl Meringues, a visually stunning treat that combines the ethereal lightness of meringue with vibrant, colorful swirls. Perfect for parties, celebrations, or as a cheerful snack, these meringues are not only beautiful but deliciously sweet and airy.

Ingredients for 24 Meringues:

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup fresh egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Gel food coloring, colors of your choice
  • 1 cup icing
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam


Prepare Ingredients:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°F (95°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the granulated sugar on one of the baking sheets and bake for 7 minutes to slightly caramelize the edges.

Make the Meringue:

  1. Whip the egg whites in a large, clean, dry bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until foamy. Add the salt.
  2. Increase to high speed and continue whipping until medium peaks form.
  3. Gradually add the toasted sugar to the egg whites, one tablespoon at a time, increasing the mixer speed as you add more sugar. Once all the sugar is incorporated, continue to whip for 5-7 minutes until the meringue is thick and shiny. Mix in the vanilla extract.

Color the Meringue:

  1. Prop open a piping bag in a tall glass. Using a wooden skewer, lightly paint 2 thin stripes of gel food coloring inside the bag on opposite sides.
  2. Fill the bag with the meringue mixture.

Pipe the Meringues:

  1. Pipe 1-inch wide meringue “kisses” onto the prepared baking sheet, spaced about ½ inch apart.


  1. Bake the meringues for about 1 hour, or until you can easily lift a meringue off the paper without it sticking.

Fill and Serve:

  1. Once cooled, pipe icing around the edge of one meringue and add a dollop of jam in the center. Sandwich with another meringue.


  • Ensure all utensils are completely dry and free of any fat or oil residue for best results.
  • If the meringues are sticky or chewy, extend the baking time by 10-20 minutes to dry them out further.


Q: Can I make these meringues ahead of time? A: Yes, meringues can be made several days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Q: How can I prevent my meringues from cracking? A: Avoid opening the oven door during baking, and let the meringues cool gradually in the oven with the door slightly ajar.

Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Yield: 24 meringues
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Global
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Rainbow Swirl Meringues offer a burst of color and sweetness that’s ideal for any festive occasion. These light, airy confections are not only a joy to make but also a pleasure to serve, providing a perfect blend of flavor and flair to delight guests of all ages. Enjoy creating and sharing these enchanting treats at your next gathering!

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