Home

Creamy vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between two French Pastry puffs and covered with chocolate sauce.

The first time I ever tried this classic French dessert was at Brasserie Jo in Chicago, and I never forgot it. There is something so unexpectedly unique about this mouthwatering combination that goes beyond just the deliciousness of the ingredients themselves. The light texture of the cream puffs and the hardness of the ice cream which has been softened by the hot fudge sauce is what makes this dessert so addictive to me.

Profiteroles are essentially what we refer to in the United States as cream puffs. They are more often filled by whipped cream than ice cream, and topped with anything from caramel to powdered sugar. Brasserie Jo’s version is the best I have had. A server sets the profiteroles on the table in front of you unadorned, then pours chocolate over them until you say the word “stop” – that is, if you are so inclined (I am not).

Profiteroles

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Profiteroles // Brasserie Jo, Boston MA

    • Hahaha! You are hilarious. 🙂
      Mon Ami Gabi in Chicago serves profiteroles in exactly the same way, if you are interested. It’s a great restaurant and close to where you are staying.
      I’m looking forward to dining with you as well!

  1. I used to make profiteroles many years ago, but alas! I don’t know what happened. These look so fresh and nice and the addition of chocolate and creamy vanilla bean ice-cream makes it irresistible! You’ve left me drooling!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s