pro·​fit·​er·​ole prə-ˈfi-tə-ˌrōl How to pronounce profiterole (audio)
: a miniature cream puff with a sweet or savory filling

Examples of profiterole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All reliably lean on French dessert classics—arguably the best part of any bistro meal—and include perfectly light crêpes suzette, profiteroles, crème caramel made with Muscat, and a few Francophile-friendly cheese plates. Sarah James, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Mar. 2024 The profiteroles, drizzled with warm, rich, dark chocolate, are like little elegant ice cream sandwiches freckled with powdered sugar. Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2024 For dessert, enjoy authentic crepes, or my favorite, profiteroles, which are cream puffs with ice cream inside and chocolate sauce on top. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 Other shots from the Rhode brand's social media account showed that guests could sample on giant platters of fries, a tower of profiteroles and even jello! Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 1 Oct. 2023 Eternal favorites like profiteroles, tiramisu and scoops of gelati are on the menu but the flourless chocolate cake is a great option for those who have room for dessert and don’t want to leave the table overly full. Marissa Charles, Peoplemag, 30 July 2023 Try the ice cream profiteroles — a collaboration at The Chocolate, with pate choux puff filled with Cloud Ninth vanilla ice cream and drizzled with passion fruit sauce. Heather L. King, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 July 2023 On the 40th floor, the Bulgari Dolci pastry shop serves up profiteroles and almond-and-chocolate caprese cake. Lisa Wong MacAbasco Gage Daughdrill Gisela Williams Laura Bannister Devorah Lev-Tov Caitie Kelly, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Ten main courses follow, under Plats Principaux, and then come a dozen desserts that more or less describe themselves: profiteroles, chocolate pot de crème, a cheerfully sour lemon tart. New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020

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Word History


French, perhaps from profit profit

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of profiterole was in 1884

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“Profiterole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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