Thursday, September 8, 2011

Profiteroles with Strawberry Ice Cream


I can’t believe summer is coming to an end (or already ended) when the temperature still hits triple digits in my corner of the town.  As much as I love autumn/fall, I’m hanging on to the very last bit of the summer and enjoying different kinds of frozen treats.  Ice cream certainly is on the top of my list, and these little profiteroles (cream puffs) are the perfect vessels! 

These profiteroles are airy, light and fluffy.  After they are baked, they puffed up quite a bit and created a nice cavity in the middle for your fillings.  These are versatile as you can fill them with any flavor of ice cream, pastry cream, or fresh cream with fruit.  Dust with powdered sugar, cocoa powder or drizzle with chocolate sauce, your imagination is the limit.


I especially love these for its versatility because the choice of the favorite ice cream flavor never settled to just one or two in my household.  With the option to fill these puffs with whatever you fancy for, it’s definitely making desserts more fun.


As always, the best part after a photo shoot… is the taste test, or, I call it quality control.  A pillow-y puff with refreshing ice cream just made a hot afternoon more pleasant.  Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day.

Profiteroles:                 Print This Recipe
Makes 20 Puffs

1 cup milk
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of sugar
A pinch of kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs, room temperature
a dash of vanilla extract
Strawberry ice cream (or any other flavor you like)
powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a pot over medium heat, add the milk, butter, sugar and salt; heat until simmer.  Adjust the heat to low on the stove.  When all the butter is melted, add the flour all at once.  Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough.  Stirring constantly and cook the dough for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and whisk in the eggs, one at a time.  Make sure each egg is incorporated into the dough before adding the next one. Once all the eggs are in, whisk in the vanilla extract.

Transfer the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round tip. Pipe the dough in 1 1/2-inches wide and 1-inch high onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.  Be sure to pipe each one at least 2-inches apart because they will puff up during baking.  If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can use a small ice cream scoop or 2 spoons to scoop the batter.  Shape the puffs with damp fingers if needed.
Wet your finger and lightly press down the tip of the batter on top of each puff.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Turn off the oven and let the baked puffs sit in the oven for another 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and cut a small slit in the side of each puff so the steam can escape. Cool on a wiring rack.

Cut each profiterole in half crosswise, fill with a small scoop of ice cream, replace the top, and dust with powdered sugar.

This recipe is shared with:

Full Plate Thursday
Friday Potluck
I'm Lovin' It
Foodie Friday
Pink Saturday
Fat Camp Friday
Sweets for Saturday


  1. Your profiteroles look amazing, especially with the strawberry ice cream! Beautiful job, Amy!

  2. Two of my favorite things to make and eat! Gorgeous photos!

  3. Amy, today would have been the perfect day for these refreshing treats. We had a gorgeous "summer" day and until it's officially over, I will not let go! I would have loved to have enjoyed one (o.k. more than one) of these
    amazing profiterols w/ ice cream! Gorgeous photo's as always! :)

  4. These turned out perfectly! Great photos :)

  5. Crave worthy. My mama use to make these for us when we were kids. We're still experiencing high temps and this would be the perfect treat for me to make for my family. I'd love to give this recipe a try.

  6. Shhh! Summer hasn't ended yet! Waaaah! I'm still enjoying my summer fruit and ice cream. Although, if it really IS the end of summer (totally denying it until I see leaves change), this recipe looks like a good way to end summer. :)

  7. I have to try these - absoultely have to. I have always wanted to try profiteroles but didn't know that they were made with anytying but chocolate, so when my very favoite ice cream - strawberry - shows up, oh yummm, drool, I want some just like your pictures, NOW for breakfast!!!

  8. Beautiful pictures as always. I love cream puffs. My mother used to make them all the time, but never with ice cream. That is a great idea.

  9. I have wanted to make profiteroles forever but still can get to it.yours looks so so delightful..strawberry ice cream filling makes these all the more special. I have to try these soon!

  10. I hear you my friend. I too am trying to enjoy every bit of summer while it's still here :) This profiteroles made to perfection .. looks lovely.

  11. It's another Pink Saturday...and I pray each one of you will have a great week-end..and even some pink sugary fun! God Bless you

  12. Lovely profiteroles, delicious to go with ice cream.

  13. I so love the first photo!It's very stunning!

  14. Another winner. This is something I have been wanting to make but never got around to it. Thank you for linking to Fat Camp Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

  15. It's been years since I made cream puffs! I'll have to try your recipe! Your pictures make it so inviting!!

  16. These are so wonderfully girly! Love 'em! ;)

  17. I love profiteroles/cream puffs/eclairs or basically any pastry that is filled with cream. I've never tried filling with ice cream, but it sounds like a great idea.

  18. Mmmm...I haven't made cream puffs for a long time, yours are beautiful!! Happy PS!

  19. I wish I had some strawberry ice cream now!

  20. What a pretty presentation for your great Profiteroles with Strawberry Ice Cream. This is a very special treat, that I would certainly enjoy! Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. Hey Amy, Happy Mid Autumn to you &b your family too! Hope you're going to have a fabulous evening. Enjoy & have loads of fun & food! ((hugs))
    Wish I can have this for the celebration. Salivating! Slurp....
    Blessings, Kristy

  22. I love profitroles with any kind of ice cream. The strawberry makes them taste like summer is just beginning :)

  23. Yum! I will definitely be making those soon!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  24. Amy, this is awesome! I have used cream filling and durian filling. How come I never thought of ice cream filling? Brilliant!

  25. Those look like a perfect little treat on a hot day, I'll have to keep these in mind when summer rolls around again. Or maybe when this weekend rolls around lol