Sour Cream Bavarian: A Delicious Fat Free Dessert

Have you ever heard of a Sour Cream Bavarian?  No idea?  I found this recipe of Mom’s stuffed in between the appetizer and dinner tabs in one of her crude recipe binders. I automatically assumed it was a dip of some sort given that the main ingredient is sour cream.

However, when I perused through the other ingredients, and saw the gelatine and whipped cream, my recollections of this dish–as a tasty dessert–definitely became clearer.

This dessert is as light and refreshing as they come.  It’s the ideal choice after a heavy meal and can also be eaten as a mid-afternoon snack in a cup.  It can stay in the refrigerator for days on end and still taste good, and, drum roll: IT’S FAT FREE!  That’s right.  I used fat free sour cream and fat free whipping cream and the gelatine has no calories. Am I starting to convince you to try it?

Fresh non-fat sour cream

Yup – fat free Reddi Wip!

The original gelatine


If you don’t like the texture of jello or the consistency of custard, this dessert probably isn’t for you.  But, pair it up with some tasty fruit medley and chill it before serving and you’ll be in heaven.  My kids had three helpings the first time it was served (and I didn’t even mind).

I only had one regret.  I didn’t have any fun shaped  molds in which to make the dessert.  M0m used to have many molds – hearts, stars, diamonds. I simply used a plain 9″ cake pan.  The dish came out very unappealing and way too thin.  The mold should create pieces that are deep and substantial.


Since you’re working with a cream colored custard-like dish, any pizzazz you can add to its appearance is helpful.  So, in lieu of using frozen raspberries in syrup, I decided to use a can of mixed fruit which definitely added the right amount of color and flavor.

Well?  Try it out for yourself.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

It’s easy to make, tasty, and no one would ever guess it’s fat free!



  1. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. Your Sour Cream Bavarian looks wonderful, it is a very elegant dessert. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This is a great healthy dessert idea! Love it! 🙂

  4. chefcristo says:

    ok, ok……………the sour cream bavarian sounds sensational. just a suggestion: use splenda instead of sugar to cut the calories even more substantially. make your own fresh berry topping with sugar free syrup or make your own simple sugar syrup by boiling water, splenda and vanilla extract reducing it somewhat. cool it, and add the berries. (or, simply mix the berries with a few tablespoons of splenda)……………..and NO, i don’t work for splenda!


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