I don’t watch cable tv, so I usually miss all the latest commercials. But even I have been hearing about this product called Yonanas. It’s getting attention on many different media outlets, including magazines andblogs, which I do read! Yonanas is a machine that turns frozen fruit (bananas, strawberries, mangoes, you name it!) into a creamy product that has the exact same consistency as ice cream. But it’s JUST FRUIT!!!
Check out this quick video to get a demonstration of how Yonanas works. What you are seeing below is consistent with what I experienced when making Yonanas for the first time.
1. I’m not usually a fan of kitchen gadgets that only serve one purpose. But I LOVE Yonanas. What is produces absolutely CANNOT be replicated in a blender or food processor. I was totally surprised by just how smooth and creamy the final product really is.My thoughts:
2. This is an AWESOME tool for anyone with a sweet tooth or with family members who like cold, sweet treats. The flavors I crave more than any other are cold and sweet, so to have the opportunity to make something so good and not have any sugar or fat added to the mix is a really good thing for me. I actually served some Yonanas to Darah as part of her dinner the other day (and why not? What I made only had bananas, blackberries and raspberries in it!). Also, in my pregnancy I really crave ice cream, and I love the idea of reaching for some Yonanas when the craving hits hard.
3. Yonanas is dishwasher safe. Hallelujah!
I have decided that the product Yonanas makes is so good that devoting limited shelf space to this one-trick pony is worth it! Just be sure to use the really ripe bananas, as they are the sweetest!
There are a few drawbacks to Yonanas, but again, both things are not sufficient to make me not endorse the product.
1. I found that it is best to only make as much yonanas as you want in one serving. I made a large batch once with the idea to store away the rest, and I found that when I returned to eat the yonanas, the stuff was pretty darn hard. It did thaw out, but it took about 20 minutes for it to get soft enough to dig back in with a spoon easily. If you plan ahead that’s not a problem, but if you want some ice cream NOW, then you’ll be disappointed.
2. When making your Yonanas, you should disassemble the device in order to get all of the yummy goodness out. I found that a fair amount of “ice cream” was still inside the device once I had finished making my treat. It was no big deal to scrape it out with a spatula, but that’s something to keep in mind as an extra step.
We’ll be making use of this product and are going to enjoy experimenting with different fruit combinations to find our favorite blends of healthy ice cream. My mouth is watering just thinking about summer time when all the berries will be in season. I’ll be in strawberry yonanas heaven! 🙂
Yonanas can be purchased for $49.99 at a wide variety of retailers (see store listings here).
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.