Disney Dream Recipe: Chocolate Souffle

Souffle with Vanilla Gelato and Chocolate and Vanilla Sauces

When I sailed on the January Christening Cruise and completed the Disney Dream Dine Around, the dessert at Palo was a highlight. Here’s the recipe so that you can try it at home!

Where to Find It

The Chocolate Souffle is the popular dessert created at Palo aboard the Disney Dream. Palo is the adults-only restaurant that requires reservations.

Here’s the recipe…

How to Make It

Chocolate Souffle
Serves 6

3 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing the soufflé cups
6 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dusting the soufflé cups
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
2 ounces (2/3 cup) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted
4 eggs, separated

Vanilla Sauce (recipe follows)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Set a full kettle of water on to boil.
3. Butter six 4-ounce soufflé cups and coat with sugar; set aside.
4. Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan, meanwhile; melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cocoa to the butter and beat with a whisk to a smooth, paste-like consistency. Reduce heat and cook for 1 minute.
5. Slowly add the hot milk, whisking until smooth, then blend in melted chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes, then stir in egg yolks.
6. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy. Slowly add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Stir a heaping spoonful of egg whites into the chocolate, then fold in the remaining whites just until combined.
7. Pour the batter into prepared soufflé cups. Place cups in a large baking dish and add enough boiling water to reach halfway the sides of the soufflé cups.
8. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately, with warm vanilla sauce.

Vanilla Sauce
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/4 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3 tablespoons sugar
2 small egg yolks

1. Bring cream and vanilla bean to a low boil in saucepan over medium heat.
2. Combine sugar and egg yolks.
3. Add 2 spoonfuls of boiling cream to egg mixture and stir well, then pour back into the remaining cream and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes.

For more of our coverage from the Disney Dream, the Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, check out our Disney Dream Dine Around page!

Let us know if you try this recipe and what YOU think!

Recipe courtesy the Disney Cruise Line


  1. Alan says

    This is a great recipe. I’ve made chocolate souffles before and they are an impressive dessert for company or relatives or just your significant other. The problem is that they are labor intensive and should be made to be eaten warm. So, the person baking them must be in the kitchen during the meal or at least away from their company for quite a while. But the delicious pay-off may be worth it.

    The only problem with these Disney Dream recipes is that my wife has them sticking to the fridge as a gentle ” to do ” reminder for me.

  2. says

    Alan — Ha! I love that she’s got them on the fridge for you! Let me know when you get started…

    Mary — I think there are way too many reasons to cruise, this being one of the major ones!

  3. says

    Oh, AJ! You really are the best! I was just talking to my wife about missing out on the chocolate souffle on the cruise and she said that if I found her the recipe she’d make it! This article was “perfect timing!” I will let you know how it turns out and I’ll tweet some pictures, too.

  4. Christie says

    I have made this absolutely amazing dessert several times! It is my go-to recipe when I am craving chocolate really bad!! I LOVE the fact that it is so easy to make, but it tastes like it took you all day! The vanilla sauce–oh man–it is delicious as well! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome and very easy recipe with us Disney Cruiselines!! I hope some day, to get to cruise on one of your ships! Until then, I will continue making this scrumptious dessert!

  5. Dottie says

    I took my six “kids” and their spouses on this cruise and this chocolate souffle was by far the most delicious, mouth watering dessert that I ever tasted. They all agreed.

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