Dole Asia Holdings brings yonanas(r) dairy and sugar-free ice cream alternative to the Middle East in time for summer

June 19, 2014 11:38 am

Imagine a cold, refreshing dessert that you could eat without putting on weight or spoiling your teeth. Dole Asia Holdings, one of Asia’s largest producers of fresh fruit, has just announced a dessert fix that will thrill kids, athletes, parents, and doctors. It’s a sugar-free, dairy-free ice cream alternative called yonanas(R), giving the Middle East an excuse to have treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Taking advantage of the abundance of fresh, exotic fruit produce available in the region, Dole’s latest technology encourages healthy eating in a new, refreshing way this summer.

Yonanas(R) is 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 – but with all the nutrition of fresh fruit, no additives, and with as little as 100 calories per serving. Healthy desserts are important in the hot summer, especially when they can be turned into a cold treat that children can find as refreshing and fun to eat as dairy-and-sugar-heavy ice cream.

“Healthy ice cream is kind of the too-good-to-be-true dream of the summer,” said Dan Fierce, Vice President at Dole Asia Holdings Middle East. “In our climate, you want cold treats day and night! Well, now you can have them, and Yonanas will help you stay low on sugar, increase your fresh fruit intake, and stay slim and healthy. Seriously – have it for breakfast,” he added.

The yonanas(R) treats are a healthy, family-friendly alternative, and are valuable in the struggle against childhood obesity and diabetes in the Middle East. Because the machines are child-friendly, and dishwasher safe, they can be safely used to let children make their own snacks, and the readily-available, super-fresh bananas, papaya, pineapple, and mango we have here in Dubai can help to catch the imaginations of parents and children across the Middle East. Silky and sweet pineapple-strawberry sorbets, peach-nectarine-banana ice cream, and mint-chocolate-chip luxury – that is all good for you. What could be better in the 50-degree Dubai summer heat?

Currently, the yonanas(R) frozen treat maker retails for AED 299, and is available in leading hypermarkets including Carrefour, LuLu, Spinneys, Géant, Sharaf DG, Choithrams, Ansar Mall, and Al Meera Outlets. For more information see