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Cream Puffs in a Cloud

 Cream Puffs in a Cloud
We entertain family and friends often, and this dessert is always a hit. Use whatever flavor ice cream you prefer.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 pint fudge ripple, chocolate or vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream in a can


  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, sugar and salt to a
  • boil. Add flour all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove
  • from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time,
  • beating well after each addition. Continue beating until smooth and
  • shiny.
  • Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls 1 in. apart onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown,
  • dry and firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks. Immediately split
  • puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from
  • inside. Cool puffs.
  • For glaze, in a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa and

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Cream Puffs in a Cloud (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • boiling water; stir until smooth. Fill each puff with a small scoop
  • of ice cream; replace tops. Drizzle with glaze. Place three or four
  • puffs in each dessert dish; pipe whipped cream around puffs to
  • resemble a cloud. Serve immediately. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.