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There’s nothing like a cold, refreshing treat on a hot summer day. Your dog may be giving you puppy eyes while you relax with a delicious ice cream cone, but it’s not a good idea to share your ice cream treats with your pup. Frozen treats made for people may contain ingredients that aren’t safe for dogs, such as chocolate, xylitol, or a concentrated amount of fat that could cause pancreatitis.
However, you can easily make homemade dog ice cream with a few simple ingredients you may already have at home. Here are three dog-friendly ice cream recipes your pup will be drooling over this summer.
Peanut Butter Banana Dog Ice Cream
Recipe from DogTipper
- 3-4 ripe bananas, peeled
- 32 ounces plain yogurt, low-fat
- 1 cup peanut butter, organic
- Add bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt to a blender.
- Blend until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
Recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking
- 10 fresh chopped strawberries
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup (10oz/280g) natural plain yogurt (low fat, non fat)
- Mash the strawberries using a potato masher. You want very small pieces of food so your dog can swallow them easily.
- Add in the banana and continue to mash up.
- Stir in the yogurt and mix all ingredients until well-combined.
- Pour the mixture into ice cube tray or freezer-safe air-tight containers and then freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Ice Cream
Recipe from Fake Ginger
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter, no sugar added
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 32-ounce container plain whole milk yogurt
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin, peanut butter, and honey until smooth. (You may need to warm the peanut butter and honey to make it easier to stir.) Fold in yogurt until combined.
- Divide into freezer-safe containers and freeze for at least 2 hours. Let your pup enjoy them all summer long!