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My Favs on Thursday | Yonanas

Katy McKinley2 Comments

My FAVS on Thursdays is a weekly linkup with my girls Nicole and Meghan.  Play along and share with us your favorite thing(s) of the week!

Last year, my sister gifted us a Yonanas blender and, until then, I had never heard of it.  But I wish it had been in our life sooner because it is seriously awesome.  It grinds whatever fruit you put into the chute (most of the time bananas) and creates this perfectly blended and super healthy sorbet.  It’s such a mind trick because you feel like you’re eating ice cream when you’re really just eating a frozen banana.

It sounds silly but it’s true.  This thing is amazing.

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Last night, in my true “eat all the pumpkin” form, I decided it was a great time to try and make a pumpkin ice cream with my Yonana maker.  Yum!

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The ingredients:
-- 2 frozen bananas
-- 3 frozen pumpkin spice cubes

Put in one banana, the cubes and then your second banana.  Mix it up and BAM!  You have some delicious and super healthy pumpkin ice cream.

To make the spice cubes:
-- 15oz can Pumpkin Puree
-- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
-- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Spoon the pumpkin mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze.  (This part was so nostalgic to me because we used to make all of Louis’ baby food and we would freeze it in these very trays.  Hence why it’s so beat up.)

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I really liked it but Bennett and Louis weren’t huge fans.  Bennett said it was a little overpowering of the spices.  I think what it needed was a little extra sweetness…so next round will probably have some agave added into the pumpkin cubes.  I’m not giving up!  It was great and healthy and PUMPKIN.  How could that be anything but a winner?

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Easily, this could be made with a standard blender.  I think that the Yonanas just does the blending so perfectly that I love the smoothness of it all.  But honestly, anything would work.  Frozen bananas can be substituted for so many things to make amazing, dairy free, healthy desserts.  Have you made anything with frozen bananas before?