Go Bananas with Yonanas this Summer! (Review) #noisegirls

Summer is heating up here! I’m sure I’m not alone in my battle to stay cool. It makes me crave cold treats. I actually prefer frozen yogurt to ice cream most of the time. No matter which one I choose, I have been looking for healthier alternatives that fulfill my craving.

Yonanas has come up with a great solution! Now I can stop my summer sweets craving in its tracks with an all-natural alternative!

Go bananas with Yonanas!

Turn fruit into a healthy frozen treat in minutes with Yonanas!

Yonanas is a small machine that turns frozen fruit into a dessert that looks and tastes like soft-serve ice cream! I didn’t need any milk, cream, or sugar! It’s all about the frozen fruit! I started with frozen bananas and the possibilities are endless!

Yonanas banana ice cream maker

It was so easy to use this fun kitchen gadget. The prep work was minimal. All I had to do was freeze some bananas. Over-ripe bananas actually work best! The riper the banana, the sweeter the yonanas!

Make Yonanas with frozen bananas!

Yonanas quick tip: peel your bananas before you freeze them!

A few months ago I decided to freeze a banana. I actually don’t remember why now but I was freezing one. I think I wanted to offer it to W when he was teething. Anyway, I just tossed it in the freezer, peel and all. A few hours later, I had a nice frozen banana. After a few minutes of trying to peel it, I gave up and threw it away. There was no way that peel was coming off!

So, I don’t recommend freezing bananas with the peel on!

Yonanas is easy to make!

Once I had frozen my bananas for 24 hours, I was ready to make some Yonanas. I love strawberries so I decided to try a strawberry-banana version!

Once I turned the Yonanas machine on, I was ready to go! All I had to do was place the frozen banana in the chute to get started. I found that breaking the bananas in half worked best. Then I pushed the banana down into the chute using the plunger. After that, I repeated the same process with my extra ingredients.

In my case, it was frozen strawberries that I had thawed slightly but you can use other fruits, nuts, and even chocolate!

Yonanas

The instruction manual comes with some great troubleshooting tips if you’re having consistency issues. Mine was a bit thick but it was only my first try and I have gotten better at it! If you have any trouble with getting yonanas to come out of the machine, it’s important to make sure you’re using at least 2 full bananas with your extra ingredients.

I actually alternated bananas and strawberries to get the mix in the photos.

Yonanas is a healthy and tasty treat for the whole family!

J was more than willing to try yonanas! He’s also a big frozen yogurt fan like I am. It got his stamp of approval. I couldn’t chase W down to try it yet. He is always on the go these days. He rarely wants to stop to eat! He loves bananas though so I’m anxious for him to try it! Grambo and I both approved of my strawberry-banana mix!

I was browsing the recipes on the Yonanas website and am really excited to start thinking out of the box! There seems to be a recipe for every type of person! I think that the Pear Raspberry Yonanas recipe sounds very interesting and I was surprised to see another version of the recipe called Pear Raspberry Chardonnay Yonanas. Yes, it calls for frozen cubes of Chardonnay! I would never have even come up with that!

There are also recipes that don’t use bananas. If you don’t use bananas, you will get more of a sorbet texture. I really want to try making watermelon sorbet using it because watermelon just screams summer to me!

Yonanas is easy to clean!

One of my favorite features of the Yonanas banana ice cream maker is that it is easy to clean! All I had to do was take the chute assembly off of the base of the machine. I separated the individual parts and made sure there weren’t any leftover yonanas hiding out inside. Then I did a quick rinse and later Grambo put them in the dishwasher on the top shelf.

Yonanas is also easy to clean and dishwasher-safe!

This machine is becoming a must-have in our kitchen as we continue towards the heart of the summer. I don’t buy a lot of ice cream and I don’t need to be spending money at the frozen yogurt place every day. So Yonanas is a great solution for me and my entire family! I find it easier to use than our blender. It’s definitely easier to clean! I like easy!

Yonanas is sold in major retailers nationwide for $49.99.

You can learn even more by connecting with Yonanas on Facebook and on Twitter @yonanas.

Around the House Giveaway Event

As part of the Noise Girls Around the House Giveaway Event, you will have the chance to win a prize package designed For the Kitchen that includes a Yonanas machine! I’m thrilled to have Yonanas joining us for this great event! Thank you! Be sure to come back on June 25th to enter for your chance to win!

What flavor Yonanas would you make?

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Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.

Comments

  1. yum, looks good! I love compact appliances and I love frozen treats so this looks like a winner.
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  2. WOW – that looks pretty cool
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  3. I need one for me! Looks so yummy and I think would take the place of the ice cream my son asks for frequently!
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  4. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    We love to make fruit smoothies at our house but the clean up is sometimes not worth the hassle. I like how easy this looks to clean, and wow does that look good!

  5. I have seen dairy free ice cream made with bananas before but this makes it seem simple to make too.

  6. Oh, my. It gets so hot here in Texas. This would be magnificent! I would definitely love the banana flavor!!
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  7. very interesting and very healthy. No worries about additives or anything bad going into it. My kids would benefit from this tremendously. and so would I. we are ice cream lovers and I could sneak in the heathy aspect and they would never know it. awesome… Thanks, great review
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  8. Yum! Yonanas sound delicious and refreshing in this hot summer weather :)
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  9. Lindsie S says:

    Sense I have seen this product I really want it. Oh what I would do if I had one. Exciting!

  10. What a kwl machine!! Looks easy enough to use & clean. We love fruit & frozen yogurt
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  11. Wow that looks really good. I wouldn’t even be able to pick a flavor!

  12. Donna George says:

    Not a big banana fan, but did you say Chardonnay??? MMMM

  13. what fun…i would love to make a strawberry mango flavor

  14. Ruth Hill says:

    I would use it everyday

  15. deena vanbergen says:

    What a nice cool yummy, healthy treat. Looks yummy.

  16. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I love that you can make a healthy frozen treat from fruit and this looks super yummy

  17. The strawberry banana frozen yogurt sounds and looks delicious and I love that it is made only from strawberries and bananas so it is healthy! I love strawberries too!
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  18. This looks so awesome to make healthy snacks! I love that it’s easy to clean–sometimes that’s the worst part with gadgets.

  19. I would make cherry
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  20. Heather! says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard of such a thing…but now I totally want one! Seriously…this is going on the Amazon wish list!

    Thanks for introducing me to it!
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  21. wendy g says:

    this would be great for the hot summer months here is cali

  22. Tami Valentine says:

    Our family loves ice cream. Would make me feel better to know they’re eating something freshly made. My husband loves strawberries and bananas. That is making me hungry.

  23. Jill A. Collins says:

    This is really a very healthy and wonderfully different idea. My husband love ice cream because it is cold, but this would be an amazing alternative to the fattening stuff for both of us!

  24. Meghan Finley says:

    A sweet treat that’s simple to make and easy to clean. I’m in!

  25. Vesta Mason says:

    Great idea to have a healthy treat! I love the fact that it is easy to clean!!!

  26. Denise M says:

    i have been obsessed with this since i first saw it. My daughter would go crazy over the frozen banana soft serve like treat

  27. Danielle Papsis says:

    Sounds yummy!

  28. Wow this is amazing, i would never be tempted to break my better diet better living plan.

  29. Seyma Shabbir says:

    PLEASE LET ME WIN!! I would love to make mango yogurt! This would be so awesome with a berry delight, blueberries strawberries and raspberries!

  30. Katie Wurn says:

    Woah! How nifty is that!!!?! Banana flavored stuff is my favorite thing ever! I super need to get this.
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  31. chelesa sims says:

    What a great idea and healthy too.I like how it is healthy and it would encourage my family to eat more fruit

  32. Jasmine L says:

    OMGosh, dairy and I don’t get along. The Yonanas concoctions look super delish.

  33. MommaMary says:

    This would be so fantastic for the grandkids. “Ice cream” cones that their mother’s would approve.

  34. I love this! I so want to win Wha a great healthy alternative to ice cream and even healthier to frozen yogurt

  35. So you don’t need dairy for these recipes? I’m sold! We love sorbets, and these look so healthy and refreshing.

  36. Gretchen Gerth says:

    What a great idea, my granddaughter would love this. She’s not a fan of ice cream but loves fruit. This would give me something cool to give her on these hot days.

  37. umm… YUM! I have never seen anything like this! What a healthy way to enjoy something cool on a hot day (and its all fruit!)

  38. Every time I see a review on this, I want one more. I LOVE bananas and would probably prefer it over ice cream. Great review!

  39. Wendy Pence says:

    I love frozen fruit treats! :0)

  40. Jessica says:

    My husband is a banana fan and I’m a strawberry fan so this would make a great healthy treat for us.

  41. Kat Riley says:

    What a great way to eat more fruit.

  42. IRENE CYPHER says:

    This looks like a nice healthy version of the ice cream that I eat.

  43. Erin L R says:

    oh my – i want one of these – desperately! i love frozen treats but hate the sugar…

  44. books4me says:

    We own one of these and it’s a great alternative to icecream. Easy to clean but always tastes like bananas, IMO. Great gift for my brother and his clan!

  45. Jenny Stanek says:

    Women on my mom chat boards have been talking for months about the “1-ingredient banana ice cream” and it sounds amazing. This would be a godsend!

  46. Misses Giveaways says:

    I love this!!! My favorite dessert is icecream and this looks like a great way to substitute icecream for a healthier treat.

  47. This would really help me in my quest to eat healthier!
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  48. melissa holske says:

    THIS IS A MUST IN MY HOUSE I NEED ONE PPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEEE!!!!

  49. Deborah Hogue says:

    I would love to own this product. My family eats alot of junk food and ice cream and I think that the Yonanas would definitely get them to eat healthier without being any the wiser.

  50. Shelbie Johnston says:

    This would be so great for my Grandson, he adores deserts, but has a lot of fillings so we don’t let him eat too many deserts, this is wonderful! Fresh fruit into a desert!

  51. Sara Wood says:

    My family would love one of these! thank you for the review.

  52. Sara Wood says:

    I would love to try this with frozen pineapple…yum!

  53. Alexandra Roach says:

    I love sweets!

  54. natasha brodsky says:

    That is AWESOME! My kids LOVE fruit smoothies and to make popsicles of them. They would think this was the coolest thing EVER!

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