Are there any perks to food blogging? you ask. For one, you eat really well. And with each successful post, there are several moments of euphoria — when the dish looks amazing, when the photo looks amazing, when the dish tastes amazing, when you figure out what to write in the intro, when you click on “Publish” and then get positive feedback from readers like you.
But are there any material perks? The makers of this Yonanas machine sent it to jittery me so that I could judge its worthiness and spread the word.
What do you get when you combine fruit with more fruit? A fruit salad or fruit platter, you might guess. But if you freeze your fruit, and use a Yonanas, you get refreshing, colourful gourmet sorbet made with whatever ingredients you choose.
Triple Treat Gourmet Sorbet
- 3 frozen ripe bananas, (with cheetah spots)
- 2 c frozen strawberries
- 2 c frozen mixed blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, cranberries
- 2 c frozen mango cubes
- 1/4 c cashews (optional)
- 3/4 t vanilla (optional)
- sweetened cacao nibs
- Chocolatey Lentil Crunch
- coconut flakes
- mint leaves
Allow fruit to sit out of the freezer for about 5 minutes.
Start your first sorbet by placing half of a banana in the feeder tube of the Yonanas. Place a medium-sized bowl under the spout. Turn on the Yonanas and push down. Add all the strawberries, cashews and a few drops of vanilla.
Add a half of a banana to the Yonanas. Allow the rest of the strawberry-banana mixture to descend into the bowl. Set aside your first Strawberry Banana Sorbet.
Place a second bowl below the spout. Add a half a banana, all the mango, a few drops of vanilla and end with a half a banana. Set aside your second Mango Sorbet.
Use your third and last bowl to make Purple Berry Sorbet, beginning and ending with a half a frozen banana. Include blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and a few cranberries. Push down firmly a few times to empty the Yonanas as much as possible. There will be a small amount of sorbet left in the Yonanas that can be recovered when you disassemble.
Clean up is easy. Just rinse the parts under running water or use a dishwasher.
Can be eaten right away or frozen to serve later. Use ice-cube trays to freeze different flavours. Garnish with your favourite toppings. Serves 6-8.
- All amounts are approximate; the fun is in mixing and matching to get your favourite combos. Other fruits to try include: kiwi, peach, nectarine (with skin), lychee, pineapple, apple, orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, avocado, chocolate, melon, papaya and pear. Check out these Yonanas photos for inspiration.
- Yonanas is easy for kids to use and will keep them entertained.
- And for you grown ups, how about a Mojito Yonanas?
- You can buy Yonanas at Canadian Tire, Walmart or Loblaws.
- And now, here’s your perk: I’m always searching for fantastic recipes to feature on Jittery Cook. Do you have a recipe that everyone should know about? Send your favorite recipe right now to [email protected]. We all win when we share great recipes.