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Quick Vanilla Bavarois Easy Elegant French Dessert

Whip up a taste of French elegance with our Quick Vanilla Bavarois Recipe. This easy-to-follow guide brings the luxurious and creamy delight of vanilla bavarois right to your table. Perfect for any occasion, this dessert is sure to impress with its delicate flavor and exquisite presentation. Dive into the art of French desserts with KataCooks and make your culinary creations the talk of the town!

This quick and simple recipe brings a classic French dessert right into your kitchen, offering a luxurious treat that's surprisingly easy to prepare. Perfect for impressing guests or satisfying your sweet tooth, our Vanilla Bavarois is light, airy, and bursting with rich vanilla flavours.

Servings: 4 - Prep: 10 min - Cook: 25 min - Total: 35 min


  • 500ml / 16.907oz Whole milk

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 4 TBSP White sugar

  • 2 TBSP Vanilla extract

  • 1TBSP Cornstarch

  • 5 Gelatine sheets

  • 200g Whipped cream


  1. First, pour the milk into a pan and begin heating it on low heat.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract until the mixture is pale and creamy.

  3. Place the gelatine leaves in a separate bowl and cover them with cold water; set aside to soak.

  4. Gradually add the egg mixture to the warm milk, stirring frequently. Cook until the mixture thickens, but be careful not to let the milk boil.

  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the drained gelatine leaves, stirring until they dissolve completely. Set the cream mixture aside and let it cool to room temperature, making sure the gelatin does not set during this time.

  6. Whisk the whipping cream until soft peaks form, then carefully fold it into the cooled cream mixture.(notes)

  7. Brush the moulds with vegetable oil, then pour in the bavarois mixture. Refrigerate for about 6 hours, or until the bavarois is firmly set.

Notes: In the video, I demonstrate using ready-made whipped cream, which offers a quicker alternative.