Disney Cruise Line Shares Two Palo Recipes!

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Now more than ever, we’re looking for ways to bring the magic of Disney into your home. Thanks to Disney, we can experience not one, but TWO Disney Cruise Line favorites right from home. First up, Palo Chocolate Souffle, followed by Palo’s signature Balsamic Grande cocktail. Enjoy!


The Italian-inspired  Palo restaurant  aboard each  Disney ship offers a superlative dining experience reserved exclusively for adults. Guests are invited to indulge in a menu of delectable modern Italian cuisine, coupled with a sophisticated atmosphere and superior service. But while Palo may be reserved for adults, here is a way to bring a taste of this experience to the entire family – make your own chocolate soufflĂ© at home!  

Palo Chocolate Soufflé (Serves 6) 


  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing the soufflĂ© cups 
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dusting the soufflĂ© 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 soufflĂ© 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 soufflĂ© cups. Place cups in a large baking dish and add enough boiling water to reach halfway the sides of the soufflĂ© 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 a 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. 

Of course, the dining experience at Palo doesn’t end with the fine cuisine. Palo is also home to a robust menu of adult beverages, including inventive cocktails and classic reserve wines. The restaurant’s wine list, with 99 percent Italian wines, includes about 90 labels from all regions of Italy, including a sparkling Prosecco, a lush red Barolo made just for Palo, and some of the best Super Tuscans.  

One of my favorite beverages at Palo, especially paired with brunch, is the restaurant’s signature Balsamic Grande cocktail. This refreshing drink features vodka, a splash of 5-year-old balsamic vinegar and fresh muddled strawberries. Check out this video to see how you can make it at home. 

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.