Master meringue with our simple four-ingredient recipe.
In a deep medium bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
Using an electric mixer, begin beating the whites on medium-low speed. Sprinkle in 1 tbsp. sugar; beat for 10 seconds. Repeat the process with 5 more tbsp. sugar.
Increase the speed to high and continue the process with the remaining 6 tbsp. sugar. Beat until the meringue is thick and glossy and holds stiff peaks when the beaters are raised.