Yonanas Ice Cream Maker for Healthy Desserts

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I love ice cream.. I think it could be considered my favorite dessert of all! But we all know how unhealthy it can really be. Loaded with fat and cholesterol, it is not the best alternative for a sweet treat on a regular basis. Now I also love creamy frozen yogurt and I often will enjoy that in place of ice cream as a healthy alternative. But as we know too the best sweet treat is fruit. Healthy and good for you! But getting the kids to eat fruit in place of a tasty dessert can be an issue… until now! I heard about this cool machine that takes fruit and makes them into ice cream. I was intrigued, so I needed to check this out and review it for you and my family!
Yonanas Ice Cream Maker for Healthy Desserts http://twoclassychics.com
Yonanas is a new, easy to use ice cream maker that uses frozen bananas, fruits and other ingredients to make low cost, healthy soft serve ice cream. This cool machine was created by Dole and it is a great concept for offering delicious desserts made from fruit!

I got my machine and immediately read the directions so we could enjoy some goodness right away. But alas, I had to wait. The concept is to use frozen ripe bananas and other fruits to create delectable desserts in a flash. I did not happen to have any bananas in the house, so off I went to grab some. Now the machine needs ripe bananas to work best. So the ones where the skin has cheetah spots is best. You then peel the banana and place them in the freezer for at least 24 hours, in a freezer bag or container. Once the fruit has been in there and is frozen well, you can make your dessert!

So finally the day has come! The bananas were ready and I have also grabbed some peaches and strawberries from over the summer out of the freezer. You let the fruit sit for about 15 minutes and then it is ready.
Yonanas Ice Cream Maker for Healthy Desserts http://twoclassychics.com
Now the machine itself is super easy to use. There are just a few parts and they all come together and come off easily for cleaning. To prepare your ice cream, you simply feed the fruit into the feeder shoot and use the tube to push it down into the tube. It is chopped and whipped into a frozen texture that is just like ice cream. But instead of cream, you have whipped frozen fruit.

Now, I have to say I am not a fan of banana flavor. I love the fruit but itself, but in anything else (other than banana bread) it is not for me – I know, weird. So my hubby and son made the first batch with banana and strawberry. They enjoyed it greatly! I made a second batch with strawberry and peaches and it was awesome! The texture is very much like ice cream but it is really a sorbet. I did add a touch of sugar, only because the fruit was pretty tart on its own. You then stir the mixture together in your bowl and enjoy!

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The machine comes with a recipe guide, plus there are more recipes on their website. You can add all types of fruits, chocolate, or whatever you want to your ice cream to punch it up. There are easy recipes for Mixed Berry sorbet, Mango, Strawberry Pineapple. Now Chocolate Coconut sounds good! How about Nutella and Banana? Or Cherry Chocolate? This machine will do it all!

I think this is a very cool addition to our dessert options at my home. Perfect for entertaining and it really is a cinch to clean up. It is an awesome way to add healthy fruits into your kids diet too!

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Comments

  1. Mango Sorbet sounds amazing!

  2. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would love to make the Mango Raspberry Sorbet.

  3. Christian Alejandro says:

    I would love to try the Nutty for Nutella Yonanas.

  4. Carolyn Daley says:

    We would enjoy trying the Caramel Apple Yonanas recipe this holiday season.

  5. The Strawberry Pineapple sounds really good

  6. Cookies and cream yonanas

  7. Thanks for the giveaway… Mango Raspberry Sorbet

  8. Natalie yeoman says:

    The blackberry vanilla bean sound sooooo yummy I’d love to try that recipe

  9. Blackberry Vanilla Bean

  10. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Caramel Apple Yonanas

  11. kristi kiser says:

    oh my the blackberry vanilla bean would be amazing

  12. I want to try the Blackberry Vanilla Bean recipe!

  13. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to make the Blueberry Pomegranate. Sounds yummy

  14. amy deeter says:

    Peach- Pineapple Yonanas

  15. Teresa Thompson says:

    Caramel Apple Yonanas

  16. tina reynolds says:

    I really think that the Mango sorbet would be a huge hit in my house

  17. Lorena Keech says:

    They all look great, but I’d try the Grasshopper Pie first.

  18. Barbara Stenby says:

    Peach- Pineapple Yonanas

  19. Kat Emerick says:

    Would love the Tiramisu Yonanas!! Yummy!

  20. Arnold E Carroway II says:

    The strawberry shortcake looks good.

  21. Leslie Brown says:

    I read about Yonanas a while back and thought it was such a clever idea! Blackberry Vanilla Bean sounds absolutely delicious!

  22. kathy pease says:

    id love to try the Red White & Blue Yonanas Cake

  23. I would love to try this. Love ice cream but would prefer a healthier choice.

  24. mango raspberry sobet

  25. The mango raspberry sorbet sounds delicious!

  26. I’d like to try the recipe for Mixed Berry Pie with Chocolate Crust! YUM 😉

  27. Karen Drake says:

    We would like the Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet.

  28. I would like to try the pumpkin banana yonanas

  29. Tiramisu Yonanas

  30. mary gardner says:

    I’d like to try the Tangerine & Strawberry Yonanas!

  31. Angela Ash says:

    I think my family & I would enjoy the Tiramisu Yonanas. It’s like taking another dessert and making it with a twist. Sounds good.

  32. Carrie Phelps says:

    I think the berry chocolate zin recipe sounds mouth watering!

  33. Sarah Marshall says:

    The Caramel Apple Yonanas recipe sound wonderful!

  34. Cynthia Mercado says:

    We would love the Chocolate Berry Zin.

  35. I would try to prepare the Peach- Pineapple Yonanas if I had the machine.

  36. I’d go for the Mango Raspberry Sorbet.

  37. Mozi Esmes mom says:

    Tiramisu Yonanas sounds really good. Lots of good ones!

  38. Mango sorbet- I didn’t know that it could use anything other than bananas till now.

  39. Berry cream pie

  40. We’d like Mango Sorbet!

  41. The Yonanas berry cream pie sounds awesome.

  42. melon sorbet

  43. Candice Hull says:

    The mixed berry sorbet sounds yummy
    thank you

  44. Tangerine & Strawberry Yonanas we would try.

  45. I would love to try the Melon Sorbet.

  46. We would love to try the yonanas berry cream pie.

  47. mango raspberry sorbet

  48. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Yonanas Berry Cream Pie!yum YUM!

  49. Richard Hicks says:

    want to try Yonanas Berry Cream Pie recipe

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  50. Jenni Fabry says:

    The Berry Chocolate Zin sounds amazing!

  51. Brittney House says:

    Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas sounds good.

  52. Melissa Snyder says:

    I would like to try Strawberry shortcake yonanas.

  53. kelly mcgrew says:

    Raspberry Banana Softie

  54. I would like to try the Mango Sorbet first

  55. yana ryjova says:

    the strawberry shortcake yonanas

  56. angela cisco says:

    I’d like to try the Tiramisu Yonanas

  57. Joanna Allison says:

    Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas

  58. the Yonanas Grasshopper Pie

  59. Stephanie Larison says:

    The Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas sounds good to me

  60. wendy rozema says:

    we’d enjoy the blackberry vanilla bean – looks SO good!

  61. peach-pineapple yonanas

  62. I would make Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas!

  63. Hesper Fry says:

    My family would enjoy the Red White & Blue Yonanas Cake recipe.

  64. jodi goins says:

    the Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas looks so yummy!! i would be trying this first time i got the chance!! we love strawberries so that would go great in our house!

  65. Mango Raspberry Sorbet

  66. melissaandkeith miller says:

    Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas

  67. Felicia Camobell says:

    The peach sorbet looks very tasty.

  68. The Blackberry Vanilla Bean looks good

  69. Carey Miller says:

    The mixed berry sorbet caught my eye, but I’d make a LOT of those recipes!

  70. I would like the try the peach sorbet

  71. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d like to make the Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas.

  72. Barbara R. says:

    I would like to try, Apple Maple Walnut Yonanas.

  73. would love to make the grasshopper pie

  74. Peach- Pineapple Yonanas

  75. I have tried this sort of thing before and its yumy!

  76. sybrina westmoreland says:

    cookies and cream sounds like it would be good but I would love most of them thanks

  77. i think we would enjoy the melon sorbet recipe!

  78. linda lightner says:

    Peaches ,strawberry all them so good. i would be curious to try the grasshopper pie

  79. This looks awesome… I love classic banana, but I would definitely give the Melon Sorbet a try.

  80. Michele P says:

    I would like the try the mango sorbet recipe.

  81. Their recipe for Grasshopper Pie sounds relish: .yonanas.com/recipes/grasshopper-pie-2/

  82. Strawberry sounds good.

  83. Jill Myrick says:

    We would love to try the Perfectly Peach Yonannas recipe.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  84. mango sorbet

  85. I would love to try the Berry Chocolate Zin

  86. Mojito Yonanas would be great for a dinner party dessert

  87. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    We would enjoy the Strawberry Shortcake and the Mango Sorbet.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  88. Caramel Apple Yonanas

  89. Berry chocolate zin, wow, a lot of great recipes

  90. Christina Y. says:

    The Cinnamon Cocoa Yonanas sounds so yummy! Would love to win this! (:

  91. I want to try the Kiwi Sorbet

  92. We would love the Caramel Apple Yonanas recipe

  93. kim burnett says:

    Grasshopper Pie recipe

  94. We would love the mango raspberry sorbet.

  95. Lauren-Olivia Wood says:

    They would love Tiramisu Yonanas!

  96. Tiramisu is my favorite dessert, so I’d love to try the Tiramisu Yonanas!

  97. Amanda Hoffman says:

    berry chocolate zin

  98. Renee Richardson says:

    I would love to try the Mango Sorbet. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  99. Allison Downes says:

    I want to make the strawberry shortcake yonanas

    Thank you for the chance to win

  100. We want to make the raspberry banana softie

  101. I’d like the Peach- Pineapple Yonanas recipe!

  102. Would love the Grasshopper Pie recipe

  103. karen medlin says:

    Blueberry Sorbet recipe, I always keeps a supply of blueberries on hand and the kids favorite flavors.

  104. Eileen Richter says:

    Peppermint Mocha Yonanas would be awesome for a holiday treat! thanks!

  105. My family would enjoy the Blueberry Sorbet.

  106. Blackberry Vanilla Bean yumm!

  107. Kaci Costello says:

    Mango raspberry sorbet

  108. Mixed berry sorbet sounds delicious!!

  109. Cindy Merrill says:

    I would really like to try the Yonanas Berry Cream Pie recipe.

  110. Susan Chester says:

    I would love to try the Mojito Yonanas. Yum!

  111. I would love to try making the Mixed Berry Sorbet!

  112. Holly Cunningham says:

    The Nutella Banana sorbet sounds YUMMY! Actually I have been wanting one of these ever since I 1st saw it, thanks for the chance – great review!!!!

  113. Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom says:

    blueberry sorbet sounds amazing!

  114. Tiramisu!

  115. I would love to try Melon Sorbet

  116. caitlin tate says:

    blueberry sorbet

  117. Blessie Nelson says:

    I would love to make Apple Maple Walnut Yonanas!

  118. Chocolate Hazelnut Yonanas

  119. Steve Stone says:

    Blueberry Sorbet looks good to me.

  120. the Tiramisu Yonanas sounds so good!

  121. Cheryl F. says:

    We would enjoy Blueberry Sorbet.

  122. left wrong link for pinterest – pinterest.com/karlatrx/

  123. we’d enjoy Tiramisu Yonanas

  124. Dorothy Teel says:

    I would love to make some of this in my Yonanas – Blueberry Sorbet – sounds delicious

  125. We’d like the Mojitos Yonanas recipe

  126. Monique Rizzo says:

    Nutella and banana sounds great.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  127. I want to try the Tangerine & Strawberry Yonanas recipe.
    xo

  128. Chocolate Coconut Yonanas sounds great to me

  129. I like the idea of Nutella and Banana.

  130. Shawna Elkins says:

    Blueberry Sorbet looks so good!

  131. i always need cookie recipes that use margarine instead of butter… that would be helpful. or, things that can be made to ‘hide’ the veggies. definitely recipes to hide the veggies. 🙂

  132. Francine Anchondo says:

    I also like the Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas

  133. April Brenay says:

    my kids would flip for Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas!

  134. Tara Liebing says:

    We’d love the Camel Apple Yonanas recipe

  135. I’d like the mojito yonanas

  136. Rebecca Graham says:

    My husband and I would like the Mojito Yonanas recipe.

  137. Tracy L Davis says:

    Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas

  138. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Blackberry Vanilla Bean sounds like an interesting recipe

  139. Katie Roch says:

    I think my family would love the Berry Chocolate Zin recipe. We all love chocolate!

  140. s sebring says:

    I want to try the grasshopper pie recipe – that would be something I haven’t made yet!

  141. Stephanie V. says:

    Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas – yum!!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  142. amy mayer says:

    nutella and banana

  143. I’d like to try the Grasshopper Pie recipe.

  144. Denise B. says:

    I would like to try the caramel apple recipe.

  145. The caramel apple yonanas sounds interesting. I’m so impressed by the creativity of the recipes!

  146. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I WOULD TRY THE Blueberry Sorbet.

  147. Serena Powell says:

    I’d love to try the Mango Raspberry Sorbet

  148. I like the Grasshopper Pie

  149. Joanna Allison says:

    Mango sorbet

  150. Mango Sorbet

  151. I like the Grasshopper Pie

  152. I’d love to try the peach-pineapple and the mango-raspberry sorbet. Although the grasshopper pie sounds good, too…

  153. I think my family would love the Blueberry Pomegranate recipe.

  154. My family would enjoy the Caramel Apple Yonanas recipe.

  155. Eliza Klinger says:

    I think the Kiwi Sorbet recipe would be great to try!

  156. Jen Haile says:

    I’d like to try the Tiramisu Yonanas recipe!

  157. sandra davis says:

    i love the Mixed Berry Pie with Chocolate Crust recipe

  158. nicole krutz says:

    Grasshopper Pie

  159. Jennifer Speed says:

    the Mango Sorbet would be delicious

  160. Leslie S. says:

    I would try the Apple Maple Walnut Yonanas first. All they had to do was say “maple” and I’m hooked. 🙂

  161. the kiwi sorbet

  162. friederike graedener says:

    I am addicted to Tiramisu, so I would have to try that first. The Mojito Yonana sounds great too.

  163. Courtney Lloyd says:

    Cherry chocolate sounds amazing!

  164. the tiramisu yonanas sounds like it would be a hit with everyone

  165. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I would make the Caramel Apple Yonanas.

  166. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My family would love making the Mango Sorbet!

  167. Carmel apple yonanas! How seasonally appropriate

  168. I would love to try the recipe for Mixed Berry Pie with Chocolate Crust, it looks delicious and i bet would taste yummy

    Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway

  169. Sue Ellison says:

    My family would enjoy Cherry Chocolate.

  170. Carmel Apple Yonanas sounds so good to many in my family.

  171. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I would love to try the Blackberry Vanilla Bean sounds yummy

  172. I want to try the Caramel Apple Yonanas

  173. One recipe our whole family would enjoy is the
    Chai Spice Yonanas
    Yum!

  174. you had me with the Tiramisu Yonanas recipe. the family, well they have never turned down a slice of Tiramisu cake so I expect it will be good for everyone

  175. I would like to try the Mango Raspberry Sorbet or the Melon Sorbet 🙂

  176. I want to try yonanas grasshopper pie.

  177. Crissy D. says:

    My family would love pineapple banana blueberry

  178. Christina Marie says:

    I would enjoy the Berry Chocolate Zin recipe. Thanks for the giveaway!

  179. Blackberry Vanilla Bean

  180. Oooo I would love to try the Mango Raspberry Sorbet recipe.

  181. I am all about apples these days, so the Apple Maple Walnut Yonanas sounds perfect!

  182. My family would love the apple maple walnut!!

  183. Sherry Compton says:

    I think the Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas sounds great.

  184. Heather S. says:

    I want to try the Blackberry Vanilla Bean!

  185. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I’d like to try the Strawberry Shortcake Yonanas

  186. Sandy Cain says:

    The Blackberry Vanilla Bean for me! Yummy!

  187. I went to their site and I would love to try this recipe

  188. raspberry banana softie sounds yummm

  189. Jennifer H. says:

    The Apple Maple Walnut Yonanas sounds yummy!

  190. Michelle H. says:

    I want to try the Mango Sorbet.

  191. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I would love to try the Berry Chocolate Zin and want to win this machine for my son and daughter-in-law

  192. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I bought one of these machine when I had a GC and a great sale. My husband is diabetic and he loves the fruit combinations he can now eat.

  193. ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    The apple maple walnut looks and sounds amazing and perfect for fall!!