Although the idea behind Yonanas is pretty straight forward, turning frozen fruit into tasty non-fat ice cream, there are still a wide variety of frozen fruit combinations you can make. You can also add things like nuts, seeds, or even greens. Before you know it, you have not only a healthy treat you also have a super nutritious one to boot.
There are many Yonanas recipes that you can try. I am intending to list a number that we have tried in our family here. My three kids are the perfect guinea pigs errr . . . judges I meant!! I am hoping that you my readers will also share some of your inspirations and opinions. There are also some recipe books out there that cater exclusively to Yonanas, and some that deal primarily in frozen fruit desserts that can be applied for Yonanas as well.
Because I’m such a mango lover, going back to my childhood living in the tropics and having our own mango trees, I want to share with you my own healthy mango ice cream recipe using Yonanas. I won’t claim that the type of mangoes you find on North American store shelves store are even close to the best tasting varieties that exist but when they are frozen they can still be turned into a tasty Yonanas treat. Add in a few extras and, voila, the Yonanas frozen fruit machine comes through again!!
Our Very First Recipe
That’s right! Exactly one ingredient. And a hit with the kids I might add. Not hard when they like bananas to begin with. If you want one thing to start with this is without a doubt your best bet. Just ask your kids. What better than the signature fruit for Yonanas. Hmm, Yonanas, bananas, I think they were on to something there!
Yonanas With Mangoes
- 2 mangoes
- 1/2 melon
- Starfruit (Carambola)
We tried the following Yonanas recipe a few days ago:
The bananas helped to give it that nice ice cream like texture and the berries and cherries definitely gave it that extra burst of flavour. The kids gobbled it down enthusiastically! This is what it looked like in the end.
Christmas Yonanas Recipes
So here we are in the Holiday season and with Christmas fast approaching you may be hard pressed to keep the kids distracted away from all the Christmas goodies on display! So if you are looking for some Christmas Yonanas recipes that are at least semi healthy I suggest the following:
- Chocolate chips
- Mint leaves
- Candy cane
Crush most of the mint leaves and mix them in along with a sprinkling of the chocolate chips. Garnish with one or two mint leaves on the side and a candy cane stuck in on top. Alternatively you can crush some candy cane and sprinkle that on top. That should give the kids a nice Christmas-y treat! I will try to find or think of a few more Christmas recipes.
While I will continue to post the occasional different recipes that we try, I have listed below a Yonanas recipes book from Amazon that you can try if you want a larger selection of healthy and delicious fruit concoctions.
Here is another one for all you healthy ice cream lovers. Start with the best of fruits, banana of course, add chopped hazelnuts and chocolate chunks, or better yet, a hazelnut chocolate bar, and finally add one more frozen banana. Stir and serve! Personally, I am partial to dark chocolate. I find it makes a very good contrast to the banana.
- 2 Bananas
- (Dark) Chocolate chunks
- Chopped Hazelnuts