#MadewithChobani: Vitamix Eggnog Frozen Greek Yogurt

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I'll be honest, when Greek yogurt became the next big thing, I was not a fan. The texture was just not something that I could get used to and it reminded me of sour cream. I love sour cream, but not when sweetened.

However, that didn't mean that I wasn't going to substitute Greek Yogurt for other items, especially when baking. Chobani has this really cool reference chart that I found on Pinterest way back when and it's hung on my fridge ever since. 


Anyway, I found out about the #MadewithChobani project and since anyone can participate, I decided to make this recipe. 

My first thought was to make a savory dish because not many people expect you to use yogurt in a savory dish, even if it is of the plain variety. I searched through a bunch of recipes and found some that looked promising, but nothing really stood out to me as amazing. So I decided to check out the sweeter side of things to see if that provided any inspiration. 

Completely unrelated to my search, an add for eggnog popped up in my browser and I quickly decided that eggnog was somehow coming into play with this recipe. For a few moments I did debate on trying to actually substitute Greek yogurt in place of cream and make eggnog from scratch but I had a gut feeling that would involve more trial and error than I currently had time for. So a bit more brainstorming and I came up with the idea of making an eggnog flavored frozen (Greek) yogurt!

For the sake of time (and freezer space), I opted to make my frozen yogurt in my Vitamix. You can also make frozen yogurt or ice cream in a Blendtec, but if you don't possess either of those blenders, I'm also going to share with you how to make it with a regular ice cream maker. 



Vitamix Eggnog Frozen Greek Yogurt
Source: Cookaholic Wife Creation
Servings: 2+ cups 

Ingredients:
    • 6 oz. vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt
    • 6 oz. prepared eggnog
    • 2 cups ice cubes
Directions:
1. Combine all three ingredients in your Vitamix and blend on high speed until smooth. If the frozen yogurt is not cold enough, place in the freezer and check every 30 minutes before serving. 

*If you're making this with an ice cream maker, do not include the ice cubes. Whisk together the Greek yogurt and eggnog and pour into the ice cream maker. Churn, then freeze according to manufacturer instructions. 



The tang of the yogurt cuts nicely through the sometimes overly sweetness of the eggnog. I think I'll make this again and serve it on Christmas as another dessert option! 

Also, you should totally go check out Chobani's website and look at their recipes. I had NO IDEA some of the stuff you could making using Greek yogurt and I am excited to try some of them out! The one that I think I'm going to try out first is Cheesy Peach Jalapeno Hush Puppies


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