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Pistachio Ice Cream Yule Log Recipe

Pistachio Ice Cream Yule Log Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min. + freezing YIELD:10 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon 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


  • 1. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with parchment paper; grease the paper and set aside.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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 wire rack.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. In a microwave, melt four ounces of chocolate; stir until smooth. Spread over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 7. 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: 484 calories, 28g fat (15g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

Reviews for Pistachio Ice Cream Yule Log

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Liz Crane User ID: 1570374 117788
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Looked really nice. Great for Christmas eve"

RITA4898 User ID: 6995835 126217
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"over and over again"

RITA4898 User ID: 6995835 145063
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"great told me exaculet what to do delicous"

flavorfullme User ID: 6085390 101147
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I made this for Christmas and it came out great! I think any ice cream flavor would do. It is not hard to make so don't be afraid. It's a winner in my collection!"

cindy -rushford User ID: 1630686 183365
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"I would definitely make this yule log again and I found it perfect just the way it was."

gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 171951
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"I love ice cream cakes. This will be a great surprise during the Holidays! Somehow i think I'll add toasted sliced almonds with the chocolate bark for flavor & texture."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.