Yonanas Ice Cream Maker Reviews 2021 | Best Dole Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker 2021

yonanas frozen dessert maker review

What is the Yonanas?

A crossover between a blender and an ice cream maker is the Yonanas soft serving gadget, made by the world’s largest producer of fruit and vegetables, Dole. It blends up any fruit you throw at it and promises rich, soft serving-like frozen treats using frozen bananas as the creamy base.

The Yonanas does not need the addition of any dairy ingredients, unlike traditional ice cream manufacturers, making it ideal for various dietary needs.

There’s a foundation, a plunger, a chute with spinning blades inside a blade cone, and a gasket that holds it together.

It doesn’t take more than a few minutes to assemble the pieces. To set it up, you don’t need any equipment because everything is screwed on already.

Stuff To Know About Classic Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker

Yonanas (simply frozen bananas) is around 100 calories per 1/2 cup serving.

Allow the frozen fruit to thaw at room temperature for around 7-10 minutes before use, resulting in a creamy texture like “ice cream.”

Frozen banana alternately with other fruit in the chute while combining fruit in Yonanas, which helps it to blend.

Most frozen fruits work well (mango, pineapple, strawberries, peaches, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.). Bananas are not intended to make Yonanas.

Rinse the Yonanas parts (chute, plunger, blades, seal, and screw cap) with warm soapy water or run through the dishwasher for quick cleaning.

Various Types Of Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker

yonanas frozen dessert maker review
There are 2 types of designs of the Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker: the Classic and the Elite. I bought the Classic to try because it is less than half the Elite’s price, and for a two-person household, I just make frozen treats. The Elite is marketed as louder and capable of handling larger parties.

Advantages Of Using A Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker

The advertised benefits of using a manufacturer of Yonanas include:
1. Dairy-free
2. Guilt-free
3. No rubbish
The idea is that before it goes bad, you can freeze all of your uneaten fruit and use it later to make a balanced dessert. It also says that you should bring room temperature nut butter into the mix in the recipe book that comes with the machine.

How To Use A Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker

The Yonanas Maker is easy to use really. It comes with a foundation and five parts that make up the unit (containing the motor and electrical cord).
1. Plunger
2. Chute & Blade Cover
3. Blade Cone
4. Gasket
5. Bottom Cap

Parts 2-5 fit together, to create the mounting component. To avoid any leakage, the gasket fits into the bottom cap and is there. On top of the gasket, the blade cone suits and is the most essential component of the unit, as it is the element that processes the food to make the dessert.

The cover of the chute and blade then sits on top of the combined three parts, and that’s what screws the base on. To produce the finished product, the plunger piece is used to force the slightly thawed frozen fruit down into the machine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker

How to Clean the Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker?

The Yonanas Maker cleaning is almost as simple as putting it together. Just as you screwed them together, you just need to remove the mounting piece and unscrew the pieces.

One thing I found is that the head gets very cold, to the point that the exterior of it has condensation, so when disassembling it you need to be a little careful. There is only one piece with blades on it, so to clean it, there’s no need for a brush. The surfaces are all smooth and easy to clean.

May I use my Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker as a juicer?

It is not intended to be used as a juicer for Yonanas. It is intended to transform frozen fruit partially thawed into a smooth “ice cream” like dessert.

In a blender, can I make Yonanas?

Yes, but to process the frozen fruit, you will need a high-powered blender. And you can need to add a bit of non-fat Greek yogurt or unsweetened non-dairy milk drink to achieve the perfect quality depending on how thawed your fruit is.

After I make it, may I freeze the Yonanas?

Yes Yes! Only add any remaining Yonanas to a freezer-safe container and store them just like ice cream in the freezer. If you are ready to enjoy the Yonanas stored in the freezer, you will want to let it sit at room temperature before serving to allow it to soften a bit.

How do I use my Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker? (How am I supposed to make Yonanas Ice Cream?)

Only plug the computer in and turn it on. Place the cute semi-thawed frozen fruit and force the plunger down. Keep adding fruit until the bottom of the chute emerges. If you are using a variety of fruits, make sure that you alternate which fruit you put in the chute so that it blends well.

Before using them, how long do I need to freeze my bananas?

They can freeze when your bananas ripen (you’ll see the brown cheetah spots on the skins). The mature bananas are simply peeled, split into large pieces, and placed on a sheet of plastic wrap (or a ziplock freezer bag).

In around 2 hours, your bananas should be frozen-but this can vary depending on your freezer.

What do spotted banana cheetahs look like?

Ripened cheetah spotted bananas (where the skins are completely brown) are not completely over-ripe, but rather speckled with brown spots, like the coat of a cheetah.

A banana has brown spots, the sweeter it tastes. Ripe bananas make the best Yonanas with brown cheetah-like markings!

Can I use the frozen bananas in the freezer right away?

Before using it in your Yonanas unit, your frozen fruit can sit out for 7-10 minutes at room temperature. It would be too cold if you decide to use frozen fruit just taken from the freezer.

It will turn into a molten goo if you thaw your frozen fruit for longer than 12-15 minutes because it will be too soft.

Without bananas, can I generate Yonanas?

Yes Yes! With or without bananas, you can build Yonanas. They all fit well with frozen mango, peaches, strawberries, pineapple, raspberries, blueberries, etc.

How is Yonanas working? What's it doing?

Without all the added milk/cream, additives, colorings, flavorings, and stabilizers used in typical ice cream, Yonanas processes slightly thawed, frozen fruit into a smooth,’ ice cream’ like soft-serve dessert.

If you enjoy ice cream, it is the ideal option, but you can’t digest milk and/or want to skip all the extra fat and calories.

Does Yonanas collaborate with Weight Watchers?

Yes Yes! For ice cream loving weight watchers, Yonanas is a perfect response because you can now enjoy * 0 SmartPoints frozen desserts with a smooth, ice cream-like consistency.But just because fruit has Zero Freestyle SmartPoints, be careful, doesn’t mean it’s free because it still includes calories and, just as with ice cream, you can easily consume too many.See weight watchers points list 2020

How am I going to take it apart? And how do I put together my Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker machine?

Disassembling Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker:

Step #1: This is in the locked position while the fruit chute is straight up and down. You need to rotate the chute to the right to take it apart-it will make a “clicking sound and will then be opened and can be removed from the foundation…

Step #2: Locate the cap on the bottom end of the chute with the ridges and turn the cap to the left to fully unscrew it…

Step #3: Be cautious when handling the metal blade assembly after unscrewing the cap; the blades are extremely sharp and should be handled with care…

Step #4: Grab the edges of the white blade assembly carefully (be careful not to cut the very sharp blades with your fingers), and remove it from the bottom cap…

Step #5: Grab the edge of the rubber seal, and pull the seal out of the bottom screw cap fully…

Your Yonanas system is now fully disassembled and consists of five (5) secure components for the dishwasher: the plunger, the fruit chute, the blades, the rubber seal and the screw cap at the bottom.

How do I bring my Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker back together?

To assemble your Yonanas unit, follow these steps:

Step #1: On the screw cap, place the rubber seal.

Step #2: Place the blade assembly on top of the rubber seal and push (being careful of the sharp blades) down to secure.

Step #3: Insert the bottom screw cap into the bottom of the fruit chute (with the rubber seal and blades already in place). Until it is tightened, turn the screw cap to the right.

Step #4: Place the fruit chute on the base so that the notches are aligned (slightly pointed to the right). Rotate the chute to your left before a “click” is heard and the chute is in the locked position.

Now your Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker is assembled and ready for use to be plugged in.

These instructions for assembly and disassembly serve only as a guide; for full instructions, please consult your Yonanas owner’s manual. We are not responsible for any personal injury from the assembly or disassembly of a Yonanas machine that may occur.

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Banana Yonanas Recipes

The best apple crisp recipe (SERVES 2)

Recreate the delicious apple crisp flavors in a nice cream shape! Using your favorite variety of apples. We recommend that the peel be left on the apples or that only half the apple be peeled.

The ingredients:
2 frozen overripe bananas
1/2 cup frozen apple slices
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup granola
Optional: 1 tbsp Caramel Sauce

Directions:
1. Prior to putting through your Yonanas maker, slightly thaw your frozen fruit.
2. Sprinkle the frozen bananas and apples with cinnamon.
3. Put one frozen banana in it.
4. Insert half of the slices of the apple
5. Alternating the other ingredients
6. Sprinkle on top of Yonanas with granola
7. Optional: For extra delicacy, drizzle with caramel sauce!

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Yonanas Recipes Without Bananas

Blueberry Sorbet Recipe (SERVES 2)

Only one ingredient in the recipe for this high antioxidant sorbet. TIP: Allow the berries to thaw for about 15 minutes to turn them into a more creamy, less frozen texture. When it is thawed & ready, the fruit may have a faint sweat or shine to it.

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen blueberries

Directions:
1. Thaw your frozen fruit slightly before placing it into your Yonanas creator.
2. Insert frozen blueberries.

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History Of Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker

The brainchild of Eileen McHale is Yonanas. She loves ice cream so much that she can do it at every meal, but she knows it’s not practical.

The first drawings of the Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker were made by Eileen’s husband, Brian Machovina, in 2004 using Adobe Illustrator. But this idea was put on the back-burner as it was busy with other projects.

They gave the sketches of Brian to a friend in 2009 who had his engineers produce the formal drawings required to move the project forward. The breakthrough year for Yonanas occurred in 2011 and can now be found in most retail locations worldwide.

Pros and cons of Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker

PROS

CONS

Is the Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker worth it?

My standards for milk-free soft-serve manufacturers have been modified by this tiny but efficient machine. When I first tasted it, I couldn’t believe it wasn’t really “ice cream.”

This machine is perfect for inspiring children to start enjoying fruit at a young age, according to feedback from adults with small children. It is also ideal for hosting visitors and individuals with various dietary constraints.

The Yonanas Frozen Dessert Maker definitely works for the price, but the advertised creamy consistency takes time and effort to produce. It’s up to you to determine how enjoyable the taste of summer is.

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