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Healthy Frozen Dessert with Yonanas

Very Strawberry Yonanas


Ice cream is one dessert that all of us love at home!  It’s a bit of a problem since we are trying to cut unhealthy sweets in our diet. I saw a Yonanas ad on YouTube back in March 2013 and I want to have one!

Just before we left for our summer vacation, we were invited by Dole for the media preview of Yonanas hosted by  Marina Mums at MAKE Business Hub Dubai.


Yonanas UAE Event


Yonanas promises to give you a healthy frozen dessert that is sugar-free and dairy free. A machine that uses a new technology to transform frozen bananas and other fruit into a dessert that looks and tastes like an indulgent soft-serve ice cream.  

Now, you might argue with me and say that – you can also use your good old blender to make one. I agree that you can make a healthy dessert with your blender, I tried but was never successful in achieving the creamy ice cream texture using one … and how many of us are comfortable having our little one’s (mine are ages 7 & 2) use a blender or food processor? I’m not.




Yonanas’ grinding blades is enclosed in the machine and not open to your littleOnes’ curious fingers. All your kids need to do is place banana & fruits on the tube, turn on and push fruit using a plastic pusher – Done!

Here’s a short video of my LittleOnes’ making our “ice-cream” snack using Yonanas machine.

Trivia – Yonanas name is the blending of frozen yoghurt and bananas. The idea was to create a word that sounded like frozen yoghurt and highlights the main fruit used to make the healthy dessert which is the bananas.

Connect with  Dole Middle East in facebook and instagram &  Yonanas in facebook and pinterest.

Tarana of SandInMyToes wrote a review on Yonanas as well, read it here.

Yonannas retails for AED 299, and is available at leading hypermarkets, including Carrefour, Geant, Spinneys, Sharaf DG, Choitrams, Ansar Mall, and Al Meera outlets.
Linked to Let kids be kids.

Tasty Tuesdays on

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Yonanas machine to review, all opinion are my own.
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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


  1. Dole Arabia says

    Thanks for the lovely review! Your little ones are adorable!
    Glad they enjoyed Yonanas!

    We will be sharing your review on our page 🙂

  2. I haven’t heard of that before but it looks like a brilliant machine, and the desserts look really yummy and healthy too 🙂 #tastytuesdays

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