Classic Calypso® Pavlova

Prep Time
120 MINS
Cook Time


  • 3 Calypso® Mangoes
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1.5 cups caster sugar
  • 3 tsp cornflour, sifted into a small bowl
  • 3 tsp white vinegar
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1.5 tsp orange liqeur, (optional)
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 100g white chocolate, shaved


  1. To make the meringue base, preheat the oven to no more than 100°C.
  2. Beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks.
  3. Add the caster sugar gradually and beat until the mix is shiny. Add the sugar in 2 equal amounts, whisking to combine inbetween each addition.
  4. Fold in the sifted cornflour using a cold metal spoon. Add the vinegar and vanilla essence and fold through gently but thoroughly.
  5. Cut a 25cm diameter circle of non-stick baking paper and place onto a greased baking tray.
  6. Pour the meringue mix onto the circle shape and cook in the oven for 1¾ hours until the meringue feels firm.
  7. Turn the oven off, leave the door slightly ajar and leave the meringue to cool in the oven.
  8. Once cool, carefully peel away the paper circle and place the pavlova base onto a clean serving plate.
  9. Puree the flesh from one of the Calypso® mangoes with the orange liqueur (optional) until smooth.
  10. Whip the thickened cream until firm peaks form. Fold half of the Calypso® puree through the cream.
  11. Peel and slice the remaining Calypso® mango. Top the pavlova with the Calypso® cream mixture, then the remaining Calypso® puree and then decorate with the remaining mango slices.
  12. For that wonderful finishing touch, dust the top with shavings of white chocolate.