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Pistachio Ice Cream Yule Log

 Pistachio Ice Cream Yule Log
I enjoy making something extra special for dessert on Christmas Eve, when we host my husband's family. The pistachio ice cream is a unique filling.—Valerie Gee, West Seneca, New York
10 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min. + freezing


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups pistachio ice cream, softened
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, divided


  • Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with parchment
  • paper; grease the paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar,
  • beating for 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and
  • lemon-colored. Stir in water and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder and salt; add to egg mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15
  • minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5
  • minutes.
  • Invert cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar.
  • Gently peel off parchment paper. Roll up cake in the towel
  • jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a

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Pistachio Ice Cream Yule Log (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • wire rack.
  • Unroll cake; spread ice cream evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of
  • edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt four ounces of chocolate; stir until smooth.
  • Spread over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30
  • minutes.
  • Break chilled chocolate into 3-in. x 1-in. pieces. Melt remaining
  • chocolate; spread over top, sides and ends of cake. Working quickly,
  • place chocolate pieces on cake to resemble bark. Freeze until
  • serving. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before cutting. Yield:
  • 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 484 calories, 28 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.