Coffee Bavarian Cream

January/February 1994

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This creamy Kahlùa-spiked coffee dessert is perfect for hot summer nights.

Coffee Bavarian Cream

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules, preferably espresso or French roast
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlúa, or other coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, (Neufchâtel)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish


  1. Stir coffee granules, coffee liqueur and warm water in a small heatproof cup or bowl until the granules have dissolved. Sprinkle gelatin over the mixture and set aside to soften for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, dry milk, confectioners’ sugar and ice water in a blender; blend on low speed until smooth.
  3. Set the bowl containing the coffee mixture in a small skillet of simmering water and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Add to the cream cheese mixture in the blender and combine briefly. Add 4 ice cubes and blend on high speed until smooth. If at this point the mixture has not begun to thicken, add an additional ice cube and blend. Divide the mixture between 4 dessert dishes or wineglasses and refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle each portion with a little cinnamon and serve.


Per serving: 176 calories; 5 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 17 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 0 g fiber; 135 mg sodium; 229 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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Total Time
45 minutes or less
Type of Dish
Desserts, other
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January/February 1994
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