Banana Caramel Bavaroise

Banana Caramel Bavaroise


Bavaroise, also known as Bavarian Cream or Créme Bavaroise, is a cream based dessert that is sometimes flavoured with liqueur, thickened with gelatin, and best served cold. Featuring crushed bananas and a rich caramel flavor, this creamy bavaroise is made with greek yogurt and consequently has a beautifully smooth texture. Be sure to let the bavaroise set for at least one to two hours before serving. This recipe makes 4 individual sized servings. Eat as is or top with your favorite ice cream.


  • 4 servings
  • 40 grams brown sugar
  • 1 bananas (very ripe)
  • 100 milliliters milk
  • 150 milliliters greek yogurt (natural)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 sheets gelatin
  • ice cream (to serve)
  • chocolate (melted, to serve)


  1. 1Heat a skillet over high heat.
  2. 2Add the sugar, and spread evenly. Reduce the heat to low, without stirring, until the sugar melts, and turns into a light golden caramel.
  3. 3It should take 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. 4Crush the banana to a smooth puree.
  5. 5Before the caramel gets too dark, add the banana puree, and beat until well blended.
  6. 6Add the milk, and 1/2 of the yogurt, and remove from the heat.
  7. 7In a bowl, beat the egg yolks.
  8. 8Put the banana caramel back on the stove on low heat, and add the eggs, mixing gently with a wooden spoon.
  9. 9Continue to stir over low heat, until the banana cream is thick enough to cover the spoon.
  10. 10Transfer to a bowl.
  11. 11Soak the gelatin in water, or use 2 tablespoons of neutral gelatin powder.
  12. 12Add the gelatin to the banana cream, and whisk until dissolved (if you get a few strands of banana or too little liquid just put everything in the blender for a few seconds).
  13. 13Cover the surface of the cream with plastic wrap, to prevent a crust from forming, and refrigerate.
  14. 14When the cream is almost cold, stir it until smooth.
  15. 15Add the remaining yogurt and mix.
  16. 16Divide the mixture into 4 bowls, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until firm.
  17. 17To serve, place a ball of ice cream on top on each bowl, and top with still warm, melted chocolate.
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