Eggnog Frozen Yogurt

by Renee on December 17, 2013

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A Festivus for the rest of us! Have you heard of Festivus? Here’s some info in case you are not familiar with it. Festivus is a holiday celebration made up by Daniel O’Keefe. His son was a writer for Seinfeld, a popular TV sitcom. An episode called “The Strike” aired on December 18, 1997 featuring Festivus and then millions of people learned about the celebration. It is also an excuse for some food bloggers to have fun, share some recipes, and host a giveaway. Each of us chose a recipe based on a food featured in one of Seinfeld’s episodes. I chose the episode “The Non-Fat Yogurt” and made Eggnog Frozen Yogurt.

Festivus has four basic parts:

  1. The Festivus Pole – made out of aluminum and not decorated
  2. The Airing of Grievances – stating your grievances to family and friends
  3. The Festivus Dinner – that’s where food comes in
  4. The Feats of Strength – a wrestling match or loosely translated to any feat of strength

About my eggnog frozen yogurt and the episode: The main story line in the episode is about how this new non-fat frozen yogurt is so good. However, people seem to be gaining weight even though it is supposedly non-fat. Some of the characters decide to have it tested to find out if it really is non-fat. I decided to put my own spin on it and create the most fat laden, decadent one for the season. It is smooth, creamy, with the flavor of eggnog and a little tang from Greek yogurt. It is a total splurge (See my vanilla frozen yogurt for a lighter option).

Eggnog Frozen Yogurt | Magnolia Days

The airing of grievances can be fun. You take a lighthearted approach to getting annoyances out of your system. I’ll share a couple of them. I have a grievance with people who can’t maintain their lane because of using their cellphone when driving. I have a problem with those people. They are endangering lives. I also have a grievance with people who smack and pop their gum. It’s simply rude.

My feat of strength? It is trying not to eat all the eggnog frozen yogurt in two days. Did I mention it was a total splurge? A small cup every now and then is fine. Only thing is that it is so good I keep going back to the container with a spoon. It keeps calling me relentlessly and I have to wrestle with myself and summon all kinds of strength to restrain from indulging.

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Ready for more Festivus fun? Scroll down to see the recipes being shared by the talented bloggers participating in this virtual celebration. There is also a giveaway for items related to some of the recipes along with a Seinfeld Complete Season Boxed DVD set. Big thanks to King Arthur Flour, Lobster.com, Wilton, and OXO for providing giveaway items. And in case you are wondering, I celebrate Christmas traditionally at my home. I wish you and your family a fabulous holiday season. Cheers!

Eggnog Frozen Yogurt

2 hours

Makes about 1 quart

Eggnog Frozen Yogurt

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk plain Greek yogurt (full fat)
  • 1 1/3 cups eggnog (regular, not low or non-fat)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Pour chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Transfer the frozen yogurt to a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least one hour.

Notes

*Stated time does not include overnight chilling time.

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Here’s more Festivus fun! First there are the great recipes we are sharing for the event along with the Seinfeld episode they are inspired from:

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Then there is the big giveaway. We are giving away one Seinfeld Complete Season DVD Box Set, two 1.5 lb live lobsters from Lobster.com, one 10-piece Kenmore nonstick cookware set, one King Arthur Flour Baking Set, one Wilton Bake Pan Set, one OXO Salad Kit, one OXO Baking Set, one Soup Maker cookbook, and one Pie Making cookbook set. There will be one winner per prize picked by random draw and open to United States addresses only. There is a mandatory entry of leaving one of your grievances in the comments below. Follow the Rafflecopter prompts for optional entries. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Various brands and bloggers are providing the items for the giveaway. I did not receive any of the items and was under no obligation to give them a review.

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Liz December 17, 2013 at 7:34 am

Yes, it would definitely take a feat of strength to resist your ice cream! So tempting, Renee!!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm

It certainly is a feat of strength Liz. Trust me.

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Sara C December 17, 2013 at 8:11 am

I only eat/drink eggnog when in ice cream or frozen yogurt, so this recipe is a win for me!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I wonder if it is even doubly good to use eggnog and make an eggnog milkshake with it. Hmmm…

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Nicole December 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

Oh… *sigh*… That’s beautiful. I think I want some eggnog frozen yogurt this morning, not only does it sound amazing, your photos make it so pretty!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Thanks Nicole! You know I’ve never been able to eat frozen treats in the morning. I always have them in the afternoon or evening.

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Anita at Hungry Couple December 17, 2013 at 9:49 am

I am officially declaring my feat of strength in not eating all this fro yo a failure. I can’t even stay away from the eggnog in the carton. I’m a miserable wretch with no absolutely self control. Now please pass me a bowl. :)

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Eggnog in the carton doesn’t even last a day at my house. I had to buy extra just to make the froyo.

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Joan@Chocolate and More December 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

I love your feat of strength Renee. Me, I’d have no self control with this in the freezer!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Thanks Joan. It is so hard to resist this froyo. I finally made my husband finish off the batch so I could stop the urge to eat it.

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Shanna@ pineapple and coconut December 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

I love that you made this as fat laden as possible. I was giggling out loud at your whole post. LOVE that you made this!! Happy Festivus and thank you so much for taking part!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Happy Festivus to you Shanna and I’m so glad you brought up Festivus and sparked this whole group effort. Such fun!

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Susan December 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Oh yeah, it takes all my feats of strength to resist any ice cream! What beautiful scoops you achieved and it looks like my freezer bowl for the ice cream maker needs to get frozen again!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I keep my freezer bowl in the freezer all the time. I’m lucky to have a second fridge and can have it ready whenever I want to churn a batch.

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MaryB December 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Love this! What a great way to start my day by reading this post. And the recipe – YUM! My grievance? I will go along with yours about the gum chewers. LOL! I was on a plane yesterday for several hours and next to me was a gum chewer who was popping, smacking and blowing bubbles the whole time. UGH!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I think I would have had to turn around and ask that person on the plane to spit out their gum. It’s so irritating.

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Kelli's Kitchen December 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I love eggnog and frozen yogurt is MY ice cream…….it’s softer and I like it much better! I’m going to make a little for our Christmas eve meal with mother and she will love it too!

Thanks so much for joining in this project, it has been amazing and since I’ve never done one before I’m glad I got to do it with people like y’all!

….and I hate drivers/texters too!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Thanks Kelli and I enjoyed reading about your family’s Festivus celebration. I’m so glad you were a part of this project too.

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Linda Montes December 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I love eggnog, so your eggnog frozen yogurt sounds super delicious. My grievance… when people shuffle their feet. hehehehehehe

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm

You made me think of when Tim Conway on the Carol Burnette show would play that old man shuffling his feet. It made me smile so thanks for that!

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The Ninja Baker December 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm

So fun, Renee. Happy Festivus! I definitely will have to wrestle with my self-will to not eat the whole bucket of eggnog frozen yogurt…But I still want to make it!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Thanks Kim and a very Happy Festivus to you too!

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suja md December 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Wow..they look fantastic..frozen yogurt is a better option compared to ice creams..loved that eggnog idea!!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Thanks so much Suja. I like frozen yogurt and ice cream equally and it all depends on what I in the mood to eat.

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Kim Beaulieu December 18, 2013 at 12:19 am

I saw a person post a selfie while driving, drinking coffee and kids were in the back seat. I was speechless. The cell phone age is a scary one.

But this yogurt is not scary at all. Look how pretty this is. I just love the photos Renee, they are tempting me to reach through the screen. You are so creative. This is a recipe my dad would have loved. He was a huge eggnog lover.

Happy Festivus. I’m so happy we did this. So much fun.

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I saw someone putting on mascara while driving 65 mph on the highway. I got as far away from that car as I could. It is crazy what people do while driving these days.

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kelly @ kellybakes December 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

It would be a feat of strength to wrestle this away from my sister so I could eat the whole container myself. We’re big eggnog fans in my family; we always ask someone to bring it to the holiday party but still buy our own as a backup. I tried to make non-fat froyo once before and it was a complete flop, which is why I’m glad you didn’t cut out the fat in this one. It’s like a sign from Seinfeld AND the culinary gods: froyo and ice cream are not meant to be fat-free! Happy Festivus!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Happy Festivus to you Kelly and you made me smile with your story of how you make people get their own eggnog so you don’t have to share.

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Dina | Savvyinthekitchen December 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I hate going to the store, stocking up on a weeks worth of groceries, then coming home only to forget something like dish soap.

But the next time I head to the market, I will not be forgetting this yummy goodness!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Oh funny! At least I’m not the only one who forgets an item only to find I’m completely out of it after I get home from the store.

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Carla December 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I love these photos and how you got the black background with the eggnog yogurt popping in the foreground!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Thanks Carla! I’ve been experimenting with black backgrounds and think they work great to make some plain things stand out.

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Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies December 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I like to pop my gum. I hope we can still be friends. ;) This yogurt sounds delicious, by the way! I love eggnog stuff during the holidays!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Yes, Jen we can absolutely be friends. You are not my only friend that is a gum popper.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes December 20, 2013 at 6:08 am

I have a feeling I will go often to the freezer, spoon in hand too. This is simply amazing Renee! And not only because we’re melting here (100º), but because you say so, lol! Looking forward to making this recipe soon!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Wow! A hundred degrees is mighty hot. You really do need to cool down with a frozen treat.

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Kelly Lewis December 20, 2013 at 11:27 am

Definitely asking Santa for an ice cream maker just so I can have this! Thanks for the recipe!

“We start with the airing of grievances, I’ve got a lot of problems with you people!”

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

You really will enjoy an ice cream maker. I don’t know what I would do without mine.

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Martha Keene December 21, 2013 at 7:22 am

I love Seinfeld. I hate it when people try to get through a yellow light by speeding up. Yellow means slow down!

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Renee December 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

People speeding up to not be caught by a red light is a grievance shared by a lot of people. With the ever increasing hurried days I have a feeling it will only get worse.

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Traci January 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I had never heard of or thought about eggnog frozen yogurt until today…I’m thinking I should make it for my nog-loving sister. Happy 2014! (I’m obviously reading this post late) :]

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Renee January 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I don’t mind when you read my posts, I’m just very glad you enjoyed it and the recipe. Happy 2014 to you too!

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