I first learned about blending frozen bananas to make a healthy ice cream substitute when I was attempting to do Weight Watchers after my son was born. I didn’t do a good job of sticking to the program, but found that I genuinely loved the way this dessert tasted. With a little chocolate syrup, Ovaltine, or Nutella, I had a delicious treat that was much more nutritious than regular ice cream.
Recently, I came across Yonanas. This is a device specifically designed to help you make an ice cream substitute from bananas. You push frozen bananas down the chute, mash them up using the plunger, and add other ingredients as necessary. Depending upon what else you add to the mix, you might not even be able to taste the bananas themselves in the final dessert.
The Yonanas site has lots of great ideas for recipe variations on this simple concept. They have recipes using wine, sandwich cookies, raspberries, pears, cranberries, and more. There’s even a recipe for how to make a Yonanas pie.
I have no idea if this gadget works, but I love the concept. I normally make my frozen banana “faux ice cream” in my blender, but it’s tricky to get the right consistency. Occasionally, I need to add some water or milk to thin it out and then I risk having my dessert get too runny.
If you’ve had a chance to try out this new kitchen gadget, I’d love to hear what you think. Is it worth buying when it’s technically possible to make the same product in any ordinary blender?
Photo credit: Yonanas