Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dole Yonanas Dessert Maker

 Are you looking for a healthy treat that is quick and simple? Well, Dole's Yonanas Dessert Maker is a nifty appliance that can make any soft serve ice cream dessert in seconds.All by using bananas along with a variety of fruits and toppings.This incorporates 100% frozen fruit in each dessert,with no added sugar and is great for allergy suffers.It is also great for children and adults with a big sweet tooth.However don't get me wrong,if your someone that desires that little unhealthy treat with your dessert then there are recipes for that as well. The recipe possibilities are endless with Yonana,which includes an imaginative booklet for beginners as well as numerous creations shared online.

Bananas will produce the same velvety texture of ice cream that we all know and love;although this time your body will actually receive healthy essentials such as fibre,vitamin c as well as potassium.Also, we can add as many healthy fruits or topping as we like to our dessert.All you need now is this dessert maker and the basic principals to creating your own yonana treat. Still we all want to know how it works,Right? Well here you go.

How does the Yonana Dessert Maker Work ? Does it Pass The Test!

Dole compiles basic steps to develop the best results for soft serve.This machine is all about utilizing overripe bananas aka "Cheetah spotted".These bananas are no longer good to eat;however are excellent for baking and are best for this dessert since they are at their sweetest.

Also,everything is about freezing fruit so we can create the texture of ice cream and not a gooey mess.Its essential to freeze peeled bananas as well as other fruit for at least 24 hours. Then afterwards slightly thaw the fruit for 10-15 minutes to reach the "YoZone" as they call it above.Although, thawing times will vary with each fruit.

From here its all about putting together the machine,which is pretty basic as well as easy to clean by hand.The parts include a plunger, which helps push the fruit towards the blade and the chute and blade cover that provides access for food and covers the blades.The blade is what rotates rapidly to process fruit and other foods.The gasket is what prevents contents from leaking out of the unit and lastly the bottom cap, which keeps the chute assembly in place. Then we have the base, which contains the motor and electrical cord to provide power.Each part is essential and is easily put together. 

The process of making each dessert will differ with each fruit;however they are not at all difficult to make.When starting the yonana machine it is very noisy and will proceed to be nosier throughout the process.Now the fruit must be placed in the machine using the plunger while applying even pressure,which is definitely a work out on your arms if you are making more then one.This even pressure will generate a very quick,creamy dessert to be stirred for desired soft serve consistency.This treat will have to be served right away for best results since it will melt quickly.This machine will also contain some waste,however the parts are simple to remove and will have easy excess to the extra fruit mixture.This machine will also react differently with each recipe.Sometime it will shake and vibrate more then other times.So,the best course of action would be to add smaller pieces of fruits and slowly plunge the fruit in.

In the end,this dessert maker survived 12 recipes and each one it successfully created a soft serve that was promised.It formed several unique recipes and surprised me with how well they turned out.Many were impressed with the flavor and texture with each creation.However, the only negative I have to say towards the Dole Yonanas Dessert Maker is that its very noisy to use and the blades will eventually become dull,depending on use.Which is a shame.

So now that we know how it works? Does it pass the test? 

So,Dole did follow through with their promises of soft serve ice cream both with the banana versions as well as no banana versions. It additionally followed up with incorporating healthy fruits in their recipes along with mentioning their fresh and frozen fruit.They also gave tips on how to find healthier alternatives and gave a variety of recipes to choose, including a website.It also delivered surprisely unique flavors and texture for my family and friends to enjoy.Then lastly,the machine was easy to put together,disassemble,clean and put together again.Which gives me the promise of durability and worth.So in the end I give Dole's Yonanas Dessert Maker a four 1/2 out of 5.The recipe ideas are endless and you cannot go wrong with free either,can you?


*All Banana Fruit Yonanas must thaw for 10-15 minutes for best results*

Simple Yonanas

Simply banana soft serve is creamy and thick with the richness and sweetness of banana. 

2 frozen overripe bananas

1.Insert one frozen banana,apply even pressure.
2.Insert second frozen banana.
3.Stir in bowl to combine.
  Cookies & Cream

Rich and creamy banana with chunks of chocolate cookie wafer with creamy chocolate icing.

2 frozen overripe bananas
2 chocolate sandwich cookies

1. Insert 1/2 frozen bananas.
2.Insert 1 sandwich cookies.
3.Insert 1 frozen banana.
4.Insert 1 sandwich cookie.
5.Insert 1/2 frozen banana.
6.Stir in bowl to combine.

Creamy, rich banana enhanced with the sweetness and flavor of frozen strawberries.Very refreshing!

2 frozen overripe bananas
3/4 cup frozen strawberries

1.Insert one frozen banana.
2.Add 3/4 cup frozen strawberries.
3.Insert second frozen banana.
4.Stir in bowl to combine.

Mint Chocolate Chip

Rich,creamy banana with chunks of peppermint chocolate pieces.Great contrender to the ice cream version

2 frozen overripe bananas
1 oz frozen mint chocolate chips

1. Insert one frozen banana.
2.Add 1 oz mint chocolate chips.
3.Insert second frozen banana.
4. Stir in bowl to combine.

Peanut Butter And Chocolate

Smooth peanut butter enhances the sweetness of the banana.
Rich flavor combination with peices of milk chocolate.

2 frozen overripe bananas
1 oz frozen chocolate chips
1 tbsp room temp smooth peanut butter

1.Insert 1 frozen banana.
2.Add 1 oz frozen chocolate chips.
3. Insert second frozen banana.
4.Stir 1 tbsp peanut butter into bowl and serve.

No Banana Yonanas

 Creamy,thick and refreshing tropical sorbet.Sweet,acidic pineapple paired with juicy,sweet strawberries.
No banana added!
Strawberry,Pineapple Sorbet

*In all No Banana Yonanas Desserts,The fruit must be thawed for 7-10 minutes or until the fruit "Sweats" to create the gelato-like texture*

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1. Insert 1/4 cup slightly thawed strawberries.
2. Insert 1/4 cup slightly thawed pineapple.
4.Stir to Combine.
My Creations 

Beautiful,vibrant purple.The sweetness and flavor of the blueberries enhances the banana.

Blueberry Banana

2 frozen overripe bananas
3/4 cup frozen blueberries

1.Insert 1 frozen banana.
2.Insert 3/4 cup frozen blueberries.
3. Insert 1 frozen banana.
4.Stir in bowl to combine.

Blueberry Mint Chocolate Chip

Sweet blueberries pair with the richness of banana and dark peppermint chocolate.
2 frozen bananas
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 oz frozen mint chocolate chips

1.Insert 1 frozen banana.
2.Insert 3/4 cup frozen blueberries.
3.Insert 1 oz mint chocolate chips.
4. Insert 1 frozen banana.
5.Stir in bowl to combine.  

Banana Pineapple 

Sweet,refreshing pineapple with the richness of banana.Cleans the palette.A great tropical,sweet

2 frozen overripe frozen bananas
3/4 cup frozen pineapple

1.Insert 1 frozen banana.
2.Insert 3/4 cup pineapple.
3.Insert 1 frozen banana.
4.Stir to combine.

Banana Pineapple Cranberry

Sweet,juicy pineaple with rich banana and chunks of tart cranberries.Each fruit balances with each other.Not to sour and not to sweet.

2 frozen bananas
3/4 cup  frozen pineapple
3/4 cup frozen cranberries

1. Insert 1 frozen banana.
2. Insert 3/4 cup frozen pineapple.
3.Insert 3/4 cup frozen cranberries.
4.Insert frozen banana.
5.Stir to combine.
Pineapple Cantaloupe
(No Banana)

*In all No Banana Yonanas Desserts,The fruit must be thawed for 7-10 minutes or until the fruit "Sweats" to create the gelato-like texture*

Creamy,tropical sorbet with no banana.Refreshing with a very strong Cantaloupe flavor with a very mild sweetness of pineapple. 

1. Insert 3/4 cup frozen pineapple.
2.Insert 3/4 cup frozen cantaloupe
3.Stir to combine.

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