Strawberry Bavarian

Suzanne Larsen


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.

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4 individual or 8 in a large bowl
1 Hr 45 Min



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


  • 1Place the Jello in a large bowl and add the boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.
  • 2Add the sour cream and beat until smooth.
  • 3Cut the frozen ice cream into the Jello. Stir until melted and smooth.
  • 4Add the lemon juice and frozen fruit.
  • 5Quickly 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.
  • 6Refrigerate the Bavarian.

    At this time, put your mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator to chill.
  • 7After the Bavarian has set up, make the topping.
  • 8In your chilled bowl, add the heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar.
  • 9Whip the ingredients until the cream holds it shape.
  • 10Remove the Bavarian from the refrigerator and top each glass or bowl with the whipped topping.
  • 11Add some grated chocolate on the top of the whipped cream. You may also add a leaf of mint for some color.


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About Strawberry Bavarian

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American