I wish I could say that I am getting paid some massive amount of money for this post but unfortunately I am getting paid nothing.
Well except getting paid in delicious love.
The latest and greatest new kitchen gadget in my life is called the YONANA. Never heard of the Yoanna? You are Yo-Nuts. But you can check out the website here for a video on what the Yonana is all about.
My review of the Yonana is pretty simple. It’s amazing. I will say that it is not AS easy at the video makes it seem on the website… I have to put some series pressure on that little thing to push the banana through the end of the tube but my muscles have no problem with this. If a little muscle produces a delicious and healthy treat at the end of the day I think that’s a big win.
Essentially all you do is freeze fruit. Yes, life can be that simple. They say for at least 24 hours and I think we have been able to refrain from pulling the bananas out early at this point and time but I would highly doubt that will last forever. So we take VERY ripe bananas (the riper the better- maybe the grocery store will give you a discount?), peel them, break in half and stick them in a freezer bag. Let them freeze and then pull them out and shove in the YONANA machine.
Then, like some serious Harry Potter magic this comes out.
And if you are feeling adventurous and want to add a little chocolate in your fresh BANANA ONLY ice cream go right ahead.. the YONANA can handle it.
Or you need a little more protein in your diet? Sure, add some peanut butter on top of that ice cream that is really just a frozen banana that came out of a magical machine.
So thus far we have tried bananas (like a lot), strawberries, and mangos. My recommendation (and what they recommend on the instructions I hadn’t read prior to attempting this) is to leave the strawberries out for a few minutes before you put in YONANA otherwise they come out more like sorbet(ish) and less like ice cream. And although not ALL recipes call for bananas I think bananas really give it that creamy consistency that you see so while it’s not a hard rule I would try to use bananas as often as you can.
Definitely one of our favorite gifts from our wedding showers over the past weekend! Deliciously awesome.