A frozen banana is whipped to perfection, transforming it into the consistency of soft-serve. That's it, nothing else. We cut our fresh fruit daily and make our purees using pure agave nectar and clear mountain spring water. Each delectable Banannie is served in an eco-friendly cup and the spoons we provide are made from potato starch. Does this cost us a little more? Sure, but we choose to go the extra mile so you can feel good every time you visit us, which we hope will be often.
Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly
Contain no added refined sugars
Zero Points on Weight Watchers™!
Annie’s Banannies, you’ll never dream it’s not ice cream™.
It began as an idea sparked by a childhood memory:
“My mom started juicing when I was 7 and it was just awful”, recounts owner Annie Ketcham. “We were pretty sure she was trying to kill us!” she says with a laugh. “Mom felt terrible, so one day she called the company that made the juicer and said, ‘what can I do that will be fun for my kids?’ Their reply was simple, ‘take a frozen banana and put it through the juicer.’ I will never forget the looks on our faces; it truly was just like eating ice cream!”
Fast forward several years later:
“One night while folding laundry my dad came in and said, ‘Annie, you have to do it!’ I thought, do what? ‘Do you need me to do some laundry for you, dad?’ He laughed and said, ‘No, Banannies – you need to do Annie’s Banannies!’ I told him I would, ‘one of these days.’ It was the last thing he said to me,” (he passed away the next day).
Ten months later:
“Mom was recovering from cancer and one night she looked up and said, ‘Annie, you have to do it.’ I said, ‘Do you need something mom? What can I get you?’ She replied, ‘No, Banannies – you need to do Annie’s Banannies!’ I promised I would as soon as she got better.” Just like with her dad, that was the last thing Annie’s mom said to her. Her health took an unexpected turn and she passed away a day later.
“I had the desire to share this idea, not just because it’s cool, but with all of the issues of diabetes and food allergies, it makes sense,” explains Annie. She adds with a smile, “my mom and dad were my best friends so in honor of them I am ‘doing it.’”
Annie’s Banannies opened in Rehoboth on July 4, 2009, literally down the street from where Annie vacationed as a kid with her family. The store has been embraced with great success and it is Annie’s hope that Annie’s Banannies will continue to bless many, just as her parents knew it would.