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strawberry bavarian

Recipe by
Suzanne Larsen
Ankeny, IA

I got this out of a gourmet dessert cookbook years ago and have been making it ever since. It's a lovely dessert whether it's served in individual wine glasses or as one dessert in a pretty bowl. It's especially refreshing in the summer.

yield 4 individual or 8 in a large bowl
prep time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For strawberry bavarian

  • 3 oz
    strawberry jello
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 pt
    strawberry ice cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 10 oz
    frozen strawberries (do not thaw)
  • 1 c
    heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 3/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • grated chocolate

How To Make strawberry bavarian

  • 1
    Place the Jello in a large bowl and add the boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.
  • 2
    Add the sour cream and beat until smooth.
  • 3
    Cut the frozen ice cream into the Jello. Stir until melted and smooth.
  • 4
    Add the lemon juice and frozen fruit.
  • 5
    Quickly pour the mixture into a pitcher and then pour into 4 large capacity wine glasses or one decorative bowl. (Each glass should have an 8-ounce capacity.) **Make sure you leave a generous amount of headroom in each glass (or bowl) for the topping.
  • 6
    Refrigerate the Bavarian. At this time, put your mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator to chill.
  • 7
    After the Bavarian has set up, make the topping.
  • 8
    In your chilled bowl, add the heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar.
  • 9
    Whip the ingredients until the cream holds it shape.
  • 10
    Remove the Bavarian from the refrigerator and top each glass or bowl with the whipped topping.
  • 11
    Add some grated chocolate on the top of the whipped cream. You may also add a leaf of mint for some color. Enjoy!

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