Step one: Ice cream!This has to be started the day before assembly, as the ice cream custard needs to sit several hours or overnight. I got a fantastic recipe from epicurious.com and have just a few helpful hints* for along the way!
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
2 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt such as Maldon (I only went to one grocery store, so it may not be THAT difficult to find, but I couldn't find it! So I used regular sea salt instead, and increased it to 1 tsp for more oomph! It worked fine!)*
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk
3 large eggs
Step 3: IcingSince the icing is just for flavor and covering the log, not for looks, I made a smaller batch of icing than normal. And I must say, this stuff is darn tasty ;)
1 stick of butter
2 (slightly less than 2 actually) cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
- Cream the butter, vanilla, and one tbsp milk in an electric blender.
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar and chocolate - it will be very stiff, and from here add liquid one tablespoon at a time until it's the consistency you want, alternating bourbon and milk. I ended up adding 3 tbsp each total, but it's up to you!
Meanwhile, to make the bark...
Step 4: BarkIngredients:
Dark chocolate morsels
- Melt over low heat on the stove until its smooth. Pour onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and put in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Take it out and break it up into jagged bark-like pieces. Lay them flat on the log, starting on the bottom sides and working up to the middle, from one end to the other to look like a log.
Note: This dessert has 0 weight watchers points because the points are on vacation for the holidays ;)