Chocolate cream puffs with raspberry “nice” cream

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Raspberry “Nice” Cream

Total Time
4 hr 40 min
25 min
45 min
As the cream puffs bake, they rise and form holes in the centers that just beg to be filled with something delicious, like this vibrantly colored nice cream. We call the filling "nice" cream because it's not ice cream. Pureeing frozen fruit makes a frozen dessert that is 100% delicious—and nutritious. Pro tip: Keep a stash of bananas at the ready in your freezer for so you can make a batch of nice cream whenever the mood strikes. Try mixing in another variety of berries, if you'd like.


Unsweetened frozen raspberries

1 cup(s)


2 medium, frozen, broken into pieces

All-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

2 Tbsp

Canola oil

3 Tbsp


2 Tbsp

Unsalted butter

1 Tbsp

Kosher salt

¼ tsp


2 large egg(s)

Egg whites

1 large


  1. To make nice cream, in food processor, purée fruit, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl, until thick and creamy. Transfer to airtight container with lid. Cover and freeze until firm, about 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Into small bowl, sift flour and cocoa powder. In heavy saucepan, add 1 cup water, oil, sugar, butter, and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring, until butter melts. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and mix in dry ingredients. Return to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until dry, thin layer forms on bottom of pan and dough forms into ball, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool in pan for 2 minutes. Beat in eggs and egg white, one at a time, beating between each addition until smooth.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer batter to pastry bag. (Or transfer to resealable plastic bag. Press batter into 1 bottom corner and cut off 1/2 inch from corner.) Pipe 16 mounds onto prepared baking sheet, spacing mounds apart. Dip your fingertip in water and gently press tops of mounds to flatten.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake puffs until puffed, hollow, and fully baked in center (break one open slightly to check), about 10 minutes more. Let cool on wire rack. Cut puffs in half horizontally. Fill each puff with 1 rounded tbsp of nice cream.
  5. Serving size: 2 puffs