Mar 072014


Turning one is a pretty big milestone, one that deserves to be celebrated in style with a wonderful party. Now I don’t know about you but at our parties the food is often the highlight and I spend quite a lot of time baking and preparing yummy treats to fill all those hungry tummies. This year the big winner was not the beautiful birthday cake or the tasty cupcakes, it also wasn’t the plate of freshly made Dutch meatballs or vegies with dip sauce, the champion of the party was by far the home-made ‘ice cream’.

Yonanas Elite RedI can hear you thinking: ‘Isn’t little Sybil allergic to cows milk?’ and ‘I thought you’re into healthy foods, not sweet sugar loaded stuff like ice cream?’ You are definitely right but at the same time, a February birthday is bound to be sunny and warm and ice cream is a refreshing treat every party guest loves. Luckily it turns out you can truly have it all thanks to Yonanas, the healthy dessert maker.

Just in case you have never heard of Yonanas before, Yonanas is a clever kitchen gadget that turns frozen fruit into a delicious and healthy dessert (or afternoon snack or sneaky late night treat, whenever you feel like it!). Yonanas looks and tastes similar to soft serve ice cream yet it contains no dairy, added sugar, artificial colours or flavours or nasty preservatives so it’s great for all ages and most diets and (not unimportant) it’s guilt free. Yonanas is the new must-have kitchen appliance for modern, health conscious families.

So how does Yonanas work? The main ingredient of most Yonanas recipes is (surprise surprise) frozen bananas, a simple but magic way to recreate the soft, creamy texture, look and flavour of soft serve ice cream. The bananas need to be over-ripe so those spotty bananas on your fruit bowl or that bag of reduced bananas from your local fruit and vege shop are ideal, you’ll never throw out a banana again! Depending on your taste and mood you can add raspberries or mango, strawberries or pineapple, pear or melon; virtually any fruit can be turned into Yonanas, just make sure it’s very ripe and peel and chop before you pop it into the freezer.

Peel, chop and freeze

Peel, chop and freeze

After 24 hours in the freezer your fruit is ready to be made into a Yonanas treat. Take out a few pieces of bananas and any other fruit you like and let it thaw for ca. 10 minutes. Assembling the Yonanas maker takes only a few seconds, place a bowl under the chute and turn on the machine. Drop your banana pieces, alternated with any other fruit, down the chute, gently push it down with the plunger and watch your own homemade ‘ice cream’ fill up your bowl, so easy and so quick!

Yonanas Elite

Ready for some Mixed Berry Yonanas

Over the past few weeks we’ve tried many different Yonanas recipes from the Yonanas Recipe Book and the recipe section on the Yonanas website (you’ve got to love $2.49/kg bananas). We were blown away by all the options and it turns out your Yonanas maker can make plenty of non-banana recipes too as well as delicious fruit sorbets. Yonanas allows me to make a tasty and healthy after school snack for my hungry little students without having to worry about mystery ingredients and our little Sybil can happily eat Yonanas without getting an allergic reaction.

Instant and very healthy 'ice cream'

Instant and very healthy ‘ice cream’

Too often food allergy sufferers have to miss out on treats and snacks, something I realise even more since Sybbie’s diagnosis, so I love how Yonanas allows her to have a special treat too. If you have little (or big) food allergy sufferers in your family a Yonanas maker is a great investment for your kitchen and you’ll find you use it a lot.

Happy faces all around

Happy faces all around

Nice bonus: the recipe book includes quite a few ‘grown up’ recipe ideas, they look really fancy and impressive and you can just make them on the spot. Our family favourite, and the hit of the party, was by far mixed berry Yonanas which is really fresh and tangy, closely followed by my personal favourite cinnamon/cocoa Yonanas. If your guests insist on coming into the kitchen to check out how you made that yummy instant icecream you know Yonanas is a big success.

The Yonanas Maker is available in two different models, the Yonanas Original (RRP $89.95) and the Yonanas Elite (RRP $189.95) and a great range of colours to suit your kitchen decor.

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  26 Responses to “Yonanas, the treat of the party giveaway”

  1. Apple, Maple Walnut Yonanas recipe looks divine, deliciously fine and yummy! I’ll say it loud, I’ll say it proud” I want it in my tummy”!

  2. […] little one reader you have probably read Friday’s Yonanas post, you may even have entered to win 1 of 2 Yonanas Healthy Dessert Makers. The ‘ice cream’ was delicious and served in those gorgeous brightly coloured Re-Play […]

  3. A wonderful new invention, a healthy treat that the kids will think is icecream

  4. I love to try the raspberries and bananas !!!

  5. Nutrition wise l need this.

  6. I’d love to make raspberry mango sorbet.

  7. had an old icecream maker years back, given up the ghost of course now, love to try mango, and various other fruit with it. Many thanks for the chance,. Going to live cou ntrywise, on an island, off augusta no shops, only ferry to mainland 30 klm away…

  8. i would try any with mixed berries :))

  9. Caramel apple would be my first recipe to go for!

  10. Would love to try rockmellon lovely

  11. I have tried ice-cream makers before they just don’t work .Now my friend has a Yonanas and i am addicted , Mixed Berries and nanas with a touch of Mango yummmmmmmm.

  12. i would love the banana and berries

  13. The more i have at my friends the more i want one of these YONANAS RULE the ice cream machines yummmmmy

  14. Trying that Tropical Fruit Yonana’s would be fantastic. The list would go on with the amount of different recipes u could make. Would love to own one. I would be using it every day

  15. as a diabetic with 2 children this would be great for when you really feel like icecream but can’t due to the sugar and fat content. I may very well have to butt one of these if I don’t win one

  16. banana and honey would be lovely or mango coconut and chocolate yum, I’m starting to drool lol!!!

  17. What a wonderful gadget for the kitchen a must have for kids

  18. The Yonana sounds absolutely FANTASTIC. Would be exciting to try different fruit combinations, too make exciting NEW desserts for my family

  19. i love ice cream my name is peters so i iove peters ice cream

  20. Such a fantastic product to have in the kitchen, would love one to experiment yummy foods for my baby ❤️

  21. Banana and honey with added malt.

  22. ~ Tropical Coconut Yonanas ~ is divine!

  23. Mojito Yonanas – delicious adults only creation, or leave out the rum component for a refreshing family mix.

  24. I’d like to try ALL OF THEM! plus invent some myself, how about strawberries, passion fruit, & peaches together?? .

  25. This is one gadget that would never gather dust in my household! The Tropical Coconut Yonanas sounds divine!

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