Last week, I made my first infomercial purchase and ordered the dessert-making sensation known as Yonanas.
Basically, it’s supposed to work like this: Put frozen bananas (along with other fruit) in the top of the Yonanas machine, and a soft-serve, ice cream-like substance comes out the bottom. You don’t add any milk, sugar, etc. – it’s an entirely banana-based dessert. And as such, it’s obviously much healthier than the ice cream or frozen yogurt alternatives.
Yesterday, my Yonanas machine arrived and I put it to the test.
While it does look and feel pretty cheap (it is only $50 plus shipping – what do you expect?), it does work. I was a bit surprised to see that an ice cream-like substance was, in fact, produced; I didn’t have high hopes.
I did discover that it takes A LOT of bananas to fill a heaping bowl as shown in the infomercials. It took 2.5 bananas to produce the amount of dessert in the photo attached to this post.
Turns out, unlike ice cream, the banana-based substance produced is very thick and dense. It’s heavy – and a half bowl is more than enough. In fact, I’m feeling something of a banana hangover today.
As far as taste goes, it’s pretty good. It does taste quite a bit like a very thick serving of frozen yogurt. And since you can add other fruits, chocolates, peanut butters, etc., into the mix – the flavor combinations are pretty much endless.
Cleanup wasn’t as simple as they’d like you to believe, but it wasn’t awful either. It took a few minutes to get everything disassembled and cleaned. It’s also dishwasher safe.
The best thing about Yonanas is saying the name. But the product does deliver, and I’m pretty content with my purchase. I won’t be eating Yonanas every night, but I think I’ll be getting some good use out of the machine.
Disclaimer: Davey Wavey was not compensated in any way, shape or form by Yonanas or their affiliates to write this product review.