Fall Desserts and My Best Friend in the Kitchen

It was love at first sight.  I was frozen in my steps when I was grocery shopping a few years ago.  There was a lady doing a live demo with frozen bananas and a machine called a “Yonanas” machine.  At the time, (this was about three years ago) I had never heard of this kitchen wonder,  busy shopping, with a friend, we each lifted a Yonanas box into our carts, and off we went.  A new day had arrived in dessert-land!

I can easily say  that I have been the “hit” of parties when I have arrived with my Yonanas under my arm, in tow with lots of frozen fruit to make delicious frozen treats for all.  People are always amazed that something terrifically plant-strong can taste so delicious.  For a year, it was in my office, where we often had “Friday Sundaes.”  This easy-to-travel dessert maker is more popular than anything!  And, did I mention that it is super easy to clean? (My favorite part)

With fall around the corner, I wondered how I could recreate my favorite fall dessert, pumpkin “nice cream.”  This is a quick and easy dessert made with using canned pumpkin puree.  It will be perfect for Thanksgiving and quite easily replace the need for the taste and texture of pumpkin pie.

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“Engine 2 Yonanas Pumpkin Nice Cream”
1 (15) ounce can of pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup of unsweetened Engine 2 almond milk
2 t of pumpkin spice (or equal amounts of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to equal 2 t)
1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1 t of pure vanilla extract
Engine 2 Apple-Pumpkin Granola (it’s oil-free!!)
In a blender, mix all ingredients until blended to a creamy consistency.  Add more almond milk if necessary.
Place mixture in ice cube trays and place in freezer.  Once frozen, remove from freezer, and allow cubes to sit at room temp for 5-7 minutes.
Place 2-3 cubes into the Yonanas chute to start making a delicious and creamy Yonanas Pumpkin Nice Cream.  Place servings in individual bowls.
Garnish with Engine 2 Apple Pumpkin Granola.
Totally enjoy this plant-strong and delicious treat, courtesy of Yonanas and Engine 2!
We think that Yonanas is the perfect plant-strong friend in the kitchen, especially for making delicious, nutritious, and healthy desserts.
Did someone say, “Nice Cream?”