Actress Tina Fey holds her award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series backstage at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. (Photo : REUTERS/Adrees Latif )
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has unveiled its newest flavor commemorating the series finale of the beloved sitcom 30 Rock-and it's called (what else?) 'Liz Lemon.'
The new flavor is part of Ben and Jerry's Greek frozen yogurt line, and it will be "a refreshingly lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl," according to a Reuters release.
Kirsten Schimoler, the woman who developed the yogurt, told the Wall Street Journal that the inspiration for the Liz Lemon flavor came from "cocktails she tasted during a trip to San Francisco."
"We were seeing a lot of fruit-and-herb combinations," she told the Journal's Lucy Blatter. "We're known for decadent combinations, but this one's a bit more subtle. It has foodie cred thanks to the lavender."
The frozen yogurt was unveiled at a 30 Rock finale party in Manhattan, and it will go on sale at Ben & Jerry's shops around the country in early February, and in grocery stores soon after, according to Reuters.
"We are pleased to be working with Ben & Jerry's once again and we know that the 30 Rock fans will love the new Liz Lemon flavor while reminiscing about one of television's most colorful characters," said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President of television publicity at NBCUniversal.
All proceeds from sales of Liz Lemon will go to one of Tina Fey's favorite charities, Jumpstart, which supports early childhood education.
Jerry Greenfield (the 'Jerry' in Ben & Jerry's) said that the Liz Lemon flavor is the perfect match for the character who inspired it. "It's a flavor as sweet and tart as Liz Lemon herself," he told the Wall Street Journal.