Hot Cocoa Souffle with Coffee Ice Cream


This light dessert features the flavors of hot chocolate in a rich souffle. Serve with ice cream for extra indulgence.

Hot Cocoa Souffle Coffee Ice Cream in bowl
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • Butter

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 4 egg whites

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • Coffee ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides of a 1-1/2-quart souffle dish or oven going mixing bowl. In a small bowl, stir together the 3 tablespoons sugar and the 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Sprinkle the inside of the buttered dish with enough of the sugar/cocoa mixture to coat bottom and sides; set dish and remaining sugar/cocoa mixture aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and flour. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Place egg yolks in a large bowl. Gradually stir chocolate mixture into beaten egg yolks. Set aside.

  3. in a large bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add the 2 tablespoons sugar, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight) and the sugar is completely dissolved. Fold 1 cup of the beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture. Fold chocolate mixture into remaining beaten egg whites. Transfer mixture to prepared dish.

  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle top of baked souffle with remaining sugar/cocoa mixture. Serve with scoops of coffee ice cream or if desired, place scoops of ice cream in center of souffle and serve. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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