This week, Serious Eats posted my “Sugar Rush” article about the Orange “Creamsicle” Frozen Soufflé at Rebel House in Boca Raton, FL. An excerpt:
The selection of ice cream sundaes tempted me, but further down the menu I found a list of “Composed Desserts” like Sticky Icky Buns and Tuxedo Pie. My choice: Orange “Creamsicle” Frozen Souflee (sic, $9).
The name alone brought back fond memories of the joyful sounds and sights of the Good Humor truck. And the dessert would deliver on my joyful expectations. The soufflé itself is simple and satisfying. Topped with whipped cream and orange segments, it’s cool and refreshing after an intensely flavorful meal. The rest of the dish, though, rebels against the norm, elevating the dessert from a childhood retreat to adult eclecticism.
The soufflé floats in the bowl, surrounded by some citrus consommé. In the consommé are pistachios, adding crunch, and thin shreds of mint, adding herbal zest. Then back to childhood: Around the bowl’s edge is a sprinkling of Pop Rocks, as if separated from the soufflé by the moat. Spoon them in, and they add more crunch as well as that crazy, chaotic popping sensation that contrasts well with the composed soufflé. Reminiscent of Rebel House itself, this dessert is whimsical and well-worth some adventurous exploration…
For more information about the dish and the restaurant, check out the Serious Eats story, here.