Delicious dairy dessert recipe round-up for Shavuot!

A selection recipes for gorgeous creamy dreamy dairy desserts, perfect for celebrating Shavuot - the Jewish spring festival - or for enjoying all summer long!Shavuot surely has to be the favourite festival of the Jewish vegetarian. With its emphasis on dairy foods, it means that just about everything on the menu is suitable for veggies. (Not so great for vegans, sorry.) In particular, dairy desserts come into their own – last year I made this gorgeous raspberry cheesecake mousse and these inside-out cheesecake cookies

Raspberry cheesecake mousse. Crumbly-soft lightly spiced cookie crust surrounds a tangy creamy vanilla cheesecake filling. Gorgeous mouthfuls of deliciousness! Hard to eat just one... 

In recent years the traditional cheesecake, cheese blintzes and cheese strudel have been complemented by newcomers to the party like tiramisu, syllabub and pannacotta. Obviously, I can’t cook all those things myself between now and the festival, so I appealed to my fellow bloggers for their best dairy dessert recipes. And they didn’t disappoint! Here’s what they came up with…

Strawberry choux buns from Fab Food For All combine lovely choux pastry with billowy whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Yum! 

Raspberry syllabub with chardonnay vanilla biscuits from Tin and Thyme looks absolutely luscious. Wine in biscuits? Oh yes!

Two more choux pastry desserts, both from Casa Costello – Passion fruit & white chocolate profiteroles and spring lemon eclairs. Mmmm. One of each, please. 


This jasmine rice pannacotta with rhubarb cardamom compote from Franglais Kitchen sounds divine, and makes the most of seasonal rhubarb, too. 

How To Cook Good Food offered up this strawberry tart with elderflower pastry cream. I’m drooling as I type! 

This lemon panna cotta from Simply Sensational Food is made with agar and looks light and luscious. Ideal on a warm spring day.

And if you really want a cheesecake but fancy something a little less traditional, how about The Petit Cook’s amazing looking light matcha tea ricotta cheesecake with almond crumble?

Finally, a few more of my own to inspire and delight. Delectable strawberry mascarpone tarts, and this gluten-free tiramisu which was originally made for Pesach – it’s OH SO GOOD!

Strawberry mascarpone tarts gluten free tiramisu 

and if the weather’s hot, how about an ice-cream puff

ice-cream filled profiteroles

I hope this list has inspired you to create something delicious to celebrate the festival.
Happy Shavuot to one and all!


  1. Andrea ThePetiteCook

    So many delicious dessert to choose from! The inside-out cheesecake cookies sound absolutely brilliant!! I’m gonna give it a go soon :)!

  2. Could I have a spoonful of each please? They all look utterly enticing and it’s probably just as well they are all well out of reach. Thank you for including one of mine.

  3. Anita-Clare Field

    How utterly delish one and all. I’d not know where to start

  4. These all sound yummy! Save me some

  5. No my mouth is watering Helen what a fabulous array of creamy treats! Thank you for including my Strawberry Choux Buns:-)

  6. Ooh thank you so much for the mention – there are some stunning desserts to choose from in this magnificent round up! x

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