Profiteroles with Coffee Ice Cream

These small cream puffs are surprisingly easy to make. Use a 1-inch scoop coated with cooking spray to drop dough onto baking sheet. Store cooled, unfilled puffs in an airtight container up to 2 days.


Makes about 2 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Other: 45 Minutes


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/3 cup butter
3 large eggs, beaten
Parchment paper
1 1/2 cups coffee ice cream
Hot fudge topping


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Stir together flour and sugar.

2. Bring butter and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Immediately remove from heat, and quickly stir in flour mixture all at once. Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth and leaves sides of pan, forming a ball of dough. Gradually add eggs, beating until mixture is smooth and glossy.

3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Remove from oven to a wire rack. Pierce 1 side of each cream puff with a knife to allow steam to escape. Cool completely on baking sheet (about 20 minutes).

5. Cut each cream puff in half horizontally. Dollop coffee ice cream onto bottom halves; top with remaining halves. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Drizzle with hot fudge topping just before serving.