Foodology

Yonanas: Weird Name, Awesome Healthy Ice Cream Maker

Diana Chan July 7, 2015 product

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Yonanas is a healthy ice cream machine that will turn your frozen fruit into a dairy-free healthy soft-serve treat. I’ve seen these types of machines at tradeshows, but was always skeptical until I tried it myself.

The machine easily churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream. Yonanas does a better job than a blender or a food processor.

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Inside the box, you will find that machine that is already assembled. Just plug it in and you’re ready to go.

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You will also find a recipe book, instructions, and a guide to prepare the bananas.

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You want to start preparing your bananas when it has the black cheetah spots. I found the best way is to peel them, chop them up into quarters and then freeze them in a zip lock bag.

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For myself, I prepared some of my own fruit and some others I just bought frozen bags of fruit from the store. Do whatever is easiest for you.

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Your throw in the fruit into the chute.

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Push the plunger down into the chute to help the fruit go into the chamber with the blades to do its magic.

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Then, out comes the ice cream. It comes out like ribbons, so its definitely hard to make it look pretty.

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You should alternate your bananas and fruit, so you don’t end up like what we did. You probably want the flavours to be combined a bit more.

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On our second try, we managed to do this a lot better.

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It’s not very appealing when it comes out straight from the machine into the bowl, but it sure tastes good.

Yonanas Recipes

  • 2 frozen over-ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup of frozen fruit

To make this, insert the banana and frozen fruit in alternating order into the Yonanas machine to have a smooth consistency of flavour.

  • 2 frozen over-ripe bananas
  • 2 chocolate sandwich cookies

To make this, insert the banana and sandwich cookies in alternating order into the Yonanas machine to have a smooth consistency of flavour.

  • 2 frozen over-ripe bananas
  • 1 oz frozen mint chocolate chips

To make this, insert the banana and mint chocolate chips in alternating order into the Yonanas machine to have a smooth consistency of flavour.

  • 2 frozen over-ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tbsp room temperature peanut butter
  • 1 toasted waffle

To make this, insert the banana and frozen fruit in alternating order into the Yonanas machine to have a smooth consistency of flavour.

Then in a bowl mix in the yonanas mixture with peanut butter and serve on the toasted waffle.

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It works with any fruit, so the next batch I tried was with mangoes.

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I think I didn’t thaw my mangoes long enough, so I got inconsistent ice cream, so I threw it back into the chute to make it more smooth.

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I think this definitely make it a lot better if you want to avoid random chunks of fruit or ice.

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When you’ve finished pushing everything through the Yonanas machine, take it completely apart and use a spoon to rescue the creamy banana goodness that will still be hiding inside the machine. There’s a good amount of it in there, so make sure you don’t waste it.

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Overall, the machine is pretty easy to use and does a great job transforming the frozen fruit into healthy ice cream. Since it has the special blades inside, it really creates the smooth ice cream consistency. Clean up is also easy as you only take the black part and you can leave the silver base on the counter. No need to unplug the machine and move it around.

It’s great for those who are lactose intolerant or want to have a healthier alternative to ice cream. Great item if you have kids to get them involved in making the Yonanas especially in the summer time since its so hot outside.

They retail for $50 CDN or less. The cheapest price I’ve seen for the Yonanas was at Walmart in Canada.

Websiteyonanas.com

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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