We’re going bananas for the Yonanas Deluxe Ice Cream Maker. The Yonanas machine is different than any other device we have researched. The first difference is visible. Upon first glance, the ice cream machine looks like a fruit juicer instead of a traditional ice cream maker, Gelato machine or soft serve ice cream machine.
The second difference is the biggest – how you make the ice cream. The Yonanas Deluxe ice cream machine is deceptively named, as you don’t use any of the main ingredients found in ice cream to make your frozen treats, namely milk, cream, sugar and eggs. In fact, the only ingredient you do use is frozen fruit.
We are really excited about this soft serve ice cream machine because it is so perfect for so many people who have to forgo a tasty, frozen treat because of health reasons. If you are lactose or gluten intolerant, have celiac disease, are on a low-sodium diet or have high blood pressure, you are still able to enjoy a delicious dessert. Even if you don’t have health restrictions, but are just struggling to get in your daily serving of fruit, then Yonanas is your answer.
We need to spout some truth right now. If you are an avid ice cream eater – you know, the thick, creamy, decadent stuff – then Yonanas may not be for you. If you're looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream, however, then it may be. Because you do not add any additional sugar to the mix, Yonanas recommends that you start with an extra ripe banana, as they are sweeter. All of the fruit that you use needs to be frozen.
The third difference between the Yonanas Deluxe ice cream maker and other ice cream machines is its size. It is tiny in comparison, weighing in at only 8 pounds, and measuring 7.5 inches wide and 6 inches deep. We totally dig the size, as it would be easy to transport over to a friend’s house or to a party.
While Yonanas does tout the banana as being a super food and the perfect base to begin a mixture with, the company does offer a variety of other recipes for those who are not fans of the yellow fruit. When you purchase the ice cream maker, you will receive a recipe book, but you can also find a wide and delicious variety of healthy recipes on the Yonanas website.
Whether you're a health nut living a raw lifestyle or just looking for a yummy way to squeeze in your daily servings of fruit, the Yonanas Deluxe ice cream maker is an excellent choice.