After much deliberation, my first love and boyfriend of 4 ½ years and I went our separate ways. I have no personal experience with appropriate breakup protocol so I’m taking my cues from the depressing parts of rom-coms; treating my symptoms with chocolate, booze and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. The following dessert/insanity combines all three. While your stomach will feel much worse after eating this, your other inside parts will feel much better.
Drunk Breakup Trifle
1 chocolate cupcake from your grandma (or other source)
¼ cup dark chocolate chips
¼ cup whipped cream-flavored vodka (This can be replaced with a few tablespoons of milk or heavy cream for a virgin version.)
1 tablespoon white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup whipped cream
Ice cream, optional (I used Ben and Jerry’s Salted Caramel Core.)
Crushed fun size candy bar or additional chocolate chips, optional (I used a Crunch bar. The best bar.)
Combine dark chips and vodka. Microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring between until fully melted.
Layer ½ crumbled cupcake, ½ white and semisweet chips, ½ chocolate sauce and ½ whipped cream. Repeat, reserving a spoonful of chocolate sauce.
Top with ice cream and crushed candy bar or additional chocolate chips.
Top with remaining chocolate sauce.