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November 19, 2013 91 Comments

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Yonanas Review:

Are you a big fan of ice cream but not the fat, sugar and preservatives that come along with it? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out my review of this one-task wonder appliance… the Yonanas machine!

Yonanas Product Review 1

Yonanas turns frozen fruit into a delicious, healthy soft-serve treat! It combines frozen bananas and other fruits or chocolate and instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream. My family and I have made Yonanas on several occations now, having fun each time experimenting with new fruits and recipes. My absolute favorite part, my kids love it AND it’s healthy for them!

Other features I love:

  • It comes already assembled in the box
  • It’s dishwasher safe
  • It’s super easy to clean
  • There is just one button; On & Off
  • It isn’t large, heavy or bulky
  • Set up takes seconds and you have a treat in just minutes
  • Includes instructions and a booklet of yummy recipes

How It Works:

Prep the fruit: Purchase, peel and freeze over-ripe bananas at least 24 hours before use. I like to cut mine in half and freeze them in food saver bags. You can also use other frozen fruits such as mangos, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe and lots more!

Yonanas Fruit collage 2

Make the Yonanas: Thaw the frozen fruit approximately 7-10 minutes just before use. The Yonanas maker consists of two pieces: the motor base and the chute assembly. After making sure they are properly locked together in place, just insert frozen fruit into the chute and push the fruit down using the plunger.  Simply alternate between pieces of bananas and another fruit when pushing fruit through the chute to help blend the yonanas together. This gives it a nice ice cream like consistency. My kids love helping with this part! They drop the fruit in and I push it down while they watch it “magically” come out the bottom in just seconds! Finally, remove the chute piece from the yonanas maker base, unscrew the cone and scrape out any extra yonanas that might be in there.

We’ve tried a few of the recipes in the included booklet like mixed berry, tropical sorbet and strawberry, they’re all super yummy! Don’t like bananas? They’re not required! Our personal favorite lately is just plain frozen peaches. Luckily, I happen to have a freezer full so it’s nice to have a fun way to use them up!

Feel like entertaining? They’ve got some really awesome recipes to make pies, parfaits, and strawberry pistachio terrine. The next recipe on my list to try is the PB & J with waffle! YUM!

Top the Yonanas: After we get the Yonanas made up, we like to add a few toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate chips, sprinkles, chopped frozen fruit, or a drizzle of caramel sauce but this is totally optional! Yonanas is definitely delicious plain, my kids just seem to think sprinkles make everything better! I personally like to mix in a little stevia but the hubs just likes it plain.

Yonanas dessert collage

Clean the Yonanas: This part is a piece of cake! Simply separate all the parts in the chute assembly and clean them in soapy water or the dishwasher. Make sure all the parts are completely dry before reassembling. It really only takes me a couple of minutes!

Yonanas dessert final

Enjoy the Yonanas: MMMmmm…. delish!

Review Conclusion:

I love the Yonanas machine! In fact, I’ve already purchased 3 for Christmas gifts! (Shhhh!) If I HAD to come up with a con, I would say the noise maybe? It’s a bit loud when it’s turned on, but luckily you don’t have to have it on for very long SO… in my opinion, it’s really not a big deal. Overall, I’m very happy with the product and would definitely recommend it to friends, family and all of you! :)

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Comments

  1. Leslie Weisgerber says:

    I’d love the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Black.

  2. I would like the Elite Healthy dessert maker, Red!!

  3. Yonanas 987 in black

  4. The Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Black

  5. I adore the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker in Red!!!

  6. Sookie Chan says:

    I would like Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Black! Cool!

  7. I would get the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Red! I love red kitchen gadgets!

  8. Emma McArdel says:

    I would pick the deluxe maker.

  9. Lachelle B says:

    I like the healthy treat maker but any of them look great!

  10. Candace B. says:

    This sounds amazing, i’m always looking for a sweet healthy treat for my nephews!

  11. I would take any of them, I’m lactose intolerant and can’t even eat yougurt so this would be awesome!

  12. I would love any of the Yonanas machines!!!

  13. Yonanas 987 would be a hit in our house!

  14. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Oooooo—red! I love the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Red!

  15. Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Black

  16. I’d like the Deluxe in black/silver

  17. I think I would want the 986 Elite Healthy Desert Maker. My nephew’s first chlid was 3 months premature and even though he is 4 now, he still has some issues. Something like this would be an excellent gift for them, allowing him to have frozen treats too. Thanks!

  18. Rebecca Gullett says:

    Woohoo!! Would be awesome!

  19. alison hoeh says:

    the elite is very nice!

  20. What a great appliance. I want one now. Thanks for the give-away.

  21. Eliza Klinger says:

    I would choose the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Red. Sounds like an awesome product!!

  22. This looks like a good way to curb my ice cream habit! yum!

  23. I like the Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker in Black and Silver

  24. Kasey Lupton says:

    I would like the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker!!!

  25. I’ve never heard of this before. How cool! Would be awesome to win!

  26. Katrina Buening says:

    I would like the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

  27. I would love the Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

  28. The elite red one would be fun but I’d be happy with any!

  29. This would be a great product to make myself some delicious diabetic friendly dessert and my kiddos would enjoy making it with me !

  30. This would be great because my sons have a lot of allergies and I could customize it so they can actually enjoy this yummy treat!

  31. I would love the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Black

  32. This would be so great to sneak healthy stuff in to my kids dessert!

  33. Alissa Farias says:

    I’d get one that would fit well in my cupboard, one of the smaller sizes.

  34. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My 2 and 4 year old would LOVE this, and it’s so much healthier than ice cream! I would choose the Yonanas 902 Frozen Treat Maker, Black/Silver!

  35. Maribeth Murawski says:

    I’m pretty simple – I just want the basic Yonanas – in black and silver. :)

  36. I would love the 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker. I’m a sucker for desserts so having an easy way to make my own healthy option at home would make getting in shape and healthy much easier! It would be a great money saver too!

  37. Oh what a fun way to add healthy food in for Kids. We would love Yonanas 901

  38. Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker in black my family loves frozen treats and this would match my kitchen!

  39. We got one of these for a wedding gift but returned it since neither one of us loves bananas. However it’s been a huge regret of mine since I’ve started trying to be healthier.

  40. The Elite Frozen Treat Maker in Red.

  41. Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

  42. What an awsome way to be healthier!

  43. This would be perfect for the little man in my life when summer hits! Pick me please :)

  44. Susan Oliver says:

    901

  45. Heidi Young says:

    One of the Elite ones look really powerful!

  46. I’d pick Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

  47. Carrie DeGraw says:

    I would choose the red elite

  48. The 986 in Red!

  49. The healthy dessert maker looks perfect for my girls and me!!

  50. I would like the Yonanas in red. Pretty!

  51. The yonanas 901 would be perfect! I love the idea of making a healthy, delicious frozen dessert!

  52. I would get the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Red

  53. I would the love the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker with recipe book. This looks amazing…I think this might go on my xmas list :)

  54. The yonanas 901 would be sweet!

  55. I would LOVE the Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker in black.

  56. What a great way to ‘sneak’ healthy food in! My son loves fruit, but I could see him asking for it more with this!!

  57. Ooh, what a fun and healthy giveaway!! I’d choose the 986 elite red one!, :)

  58. Kristen Kennelly says:

    I would choose Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker in black. My family would love this machine!!

  59. Jesika walton says:

    I love it!!!! My Kids would enjoy this too!

  60. Would love to use this to make my kids treats! I am always trying to find away to cut out sugar :)

  61. The yonanas 901 in red would be awesome!

  62. Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Black

  63. Heather Thatcher says:

    Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

  64. Jennifer L says:

    I would get the 986 in red!

  65. This machine would be great to have!! We discovered banana ice cream this summer, using different fruits would be fun too and easier to use than our juicer!

  66. Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker

  67. I would choose any of the delux models to handle the heavy workload it would have at our house!

  68. Love the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Red!

  69. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would get the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Black

  70. I wouldn’t mind getting the Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver! Thanks! :)

  71. I would pick the Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

  72. The classic 902 looks good. Didn’t know there was such an invention!

  73. Wouldn’t mind getting the Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver !

  74. michelle shaw starr says:

    The cuisanart one

  75. I would choose the Yonanas 987 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker.

  76. Abby's Mom says:

    Would love any of them. I think you may have just solved the “What to get for all of the Siblings” delema…

  77. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would pick the Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

  78. The yonanas elite 987 in black would be perfect!

  79. I would love any on them! Looks yummy!!!!

  80. I like the Yonanas 901 Deluxe. It looks nice and easy to use but study enough to take some heavy usage from my two enormous sons, who LOVE frozen fruit treats.

  81. The 901 model looks fine to me. I think I’d choose that one.

  82. natalie horschel says:

    the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker in Red matches my Kitchen

  83. Jennifer T says:

    I really would like the 901 ice cream maker…yum

  84. My kids and I would love this. Healthy, Tasty treats

  85. 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker, Red

  86. Nicolette Beach says:

    I would love the Elite Healthy Dessert Maker in black.

  87. This would be so much fun!

  88. This is so cool – My kids love ice cream, this is such a great and healthy alternative!

  89. Amelie Schooley says:

    Wow – the Yonanas 986 Elite Healthy Dessert Maker in Red is so gorgeous, and would fit into my kitchen decor beautifully!

  90. You have to have a facebook to enter?

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