Have you looked at the price of ice cream lately? We enjoy making our own ice cream substitute, and even the granddaughters like it. When we know they're coming we make sure we have lots of different 'ingredients' in the freezer, and they can choose how they want theirs individually made. Each of them loves to put in their own special treat; the latest is chocolate malted balls. Plan to give one as a Christmas present.~ Anonymous
My fiancé and I got this as a wedding shower gift; the minute we got it home we just had to try it. We were kind of bummed we had to wait to freeze the fruit but it was well worth it. We used some bananas, strawberries and a couple of kiwi and we all loved it (even my 11 year old picky son)! I would recommend this to anyone who has kids.~ Roy and Amanda
Every week I was tossing at least two. Now I freeze them and make healthy ice cream. Great device for Moms that want to get more fruit in their kids diet.~ Babs
I bought one despite a couple of negative reviews because I am on a no-dairy diet and can't have ice cream, and I'm pretty pleased with the results. I've made "banana ice cream" before using an immersion blender, which does work, but it's difficult and it's hard to get out all the lumps. The Yonanas definitely produces a better texture (more aerated, smoother) and goes faster. I don't have the problems with cleaning it that other people seem to have had. I've found that a ratio of 1 part banana to 2 parts other fruit works best - the banana gives you the creaminess without overpowering the flavor of the other fruits. I'm enjoying playing with it to try new combinations.~ Lovinmoment
This is my favorite thing in my kitchen. I've tried to blend fruit in a blender, just icy watery fruit. With this machine, you don't need cream and sugar and salt. Just bananas and fruit bits, perfection!~ Monica
I had heard about the Yonanas on the Dr. Oz show (of course!). It was demonstrated and Dr. Oz loved it! Being a banana lover, I knew I would love it too. I kind of forgot about it for a while but my son wanted a gelato maker. In searching on Amazon for a good gelato maker, I ran across Yonanas and decided to purchase it. Oh my gosh!! It is so simple to use! You just put a peeled, frozen banana in the chute and out comes banana soft serve! I am also lactose intolerant so no dairy was great for me! My son is not a banana fan so he was glad that other frozen fruits can be used - we love the Yonanas!~ Suzanne E.
We bought this product in September 2012 and have used it already so much. You can put any kind of fruits, not just bananas; I have tried melon, pears, apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mangoes, pineapple etc... everything worked. I let the fruit unthaw for about 10 minutes before putting it in the machine or pass them under hot water for a couple of seconds. Hard frozen fruits don't pass through the machine easily. We love this product and use it almost every day. Great purchase!~ Corinne
I bought this machine and it performs just as promised. I make all kinds of ice cream treats. I love that I can make them with healthy fruit with no worry of added sugars and calories. I buy over ripe bananas at a discount which is always a good thing. The ideas are really endless. I also love that it is easy to clean. Put it in the top of your dishwasher or wash by hand. This is one machine that I leave on my kitchen counter...no dust cover for this baby.~ Granchick