Ice Cream-Filled Puffs

Relish this crispy baked dessert! Fill these cream puffs by ice-cream, drizzle with chocolate sauce and sprinkle with candies.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Cream Puffs

1/2
cup water
1/4
cup butter
1/4
cup milk
1
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup all-purpose or unbleached flour
3
eggs

Filling

1 1/2
pints (3 cups) mint chip ice cream

Topping

6
oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
2/3
cup whipping cream
Crushed peppermint candies
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Grease cookie sheet. In 2-quart saucepan, mix water, butter, milk, sugar and salt. Heat to a full rolling boil, allowing butter to melt completely.
  • 2 Immediately add flour, stirring vigorously until mixture leaves sides of saucepan in smooth ball. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mixture will be soft and shiny. Drop dough into 8 mounds onto cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F; bake 15 minutes. Slit cream puffs with tip of knife. Bake about 5 minutes or until set and golden brown. Place on cooling rack; cool completely, about 15 minutes. Split cream puffs; remove any soft portions.
  • 5 Meanwhile, line large cookie sheet with waxed paper. Scoop ice cream into 32 small balls, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on paper-lined cookie sheets. Freeze until serving time.
  • 6 In 1-quart saucepan, mix chocolate and cream; cook over low heat until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Cool until lukewarm, about 15 minutes.
  • 7 When ready to serve, place bottom halves of cream puffs on dessert plates. Place 3 balls of ice cream in each bottom half. Top with additional ball of ice cream to form pyramid. Cover with top halves of cream puffs, placing slightly off center. Drizzle with chocolate sauce; sprinkle with candies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    15g,
    15%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    140mg
    140%;
    Sodium
    190mg
    190%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    27g
    27%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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