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

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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!


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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  1. 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!

  2. says

    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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  3. Bee C. says

    This looks so awesome to make healthy snacks! I love that it’s easy to clean–sometimes that’s the worst part with gadgets.

  4. 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!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. MommaMary says

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

  11. tami s says

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

  12. Kris says

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

  13. 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.

  14. naomi c says

    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!)

  15. ellen says

    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!

  16. Jessica says

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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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