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Ice cream for dogs! Bananas, peanut butter, and plain yogurt combine to create these delicious treats for any puppy friend! These frozen treats are a tasty way to cool down on a hot day.
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The word “ridiculous” means nothing to Ruby and I. We made a batch of homemade dog ice cream for Toby and are darn proud with how they turned out! Now every time we open the freezer, he’s right there hoping for a little dessert. The local ice cream shop in town sells dog ice cream. Once I realized all it was were the scrapings from inside the ice cream case (minus anything chocolate) I thought it was a waste to buy it! I was basically paying for freezer burned regular ice cream shavings. He absolutely loves the containers of Frosty Paws ice cream for dogs that you can find at the local grocery store, but they run about $3 for 6 small cups. I made him 12 homemade cups for the same price in his favorite flavors! And ours include a special biscuit treat inside each one as a bonus 🙂 Scroll Down For FAQ About These Dog Treats
Dog Ice Cream Treats
Slice bananas and place in a blender or food processor with peanut butter and yogurt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Line a muffin pan* with liners and fill each cup about 2/3 full with the mixture. Place a mini biscuit in the center of each one and freeze until solid (About 3 hours).
*You can also use silicone molds or ice cube trays to mold the doggie ice cream.
When frozen solid, remove the pan from freezer and let sit on the counter for about 5 minutes. This allows the cups to loosen from the pan and makes the liners easy to remove from the ice cream for storing.
Just trying to take a photo of the finished product and he was all up in there! This photo makes me laugh every time I see it, ha! When I shared this idea with friends one said that she freezes beef broth and makes popsicles for her dogs. I think we will try that next!
Can dogs eat peanut butter?
Yes, and they like it! But not all peanut butters are created equal. Most are dog-safe, but watch out for any that use the sugar substitute, Xylitol (sometimes labeled “xyz”), it is fatal for dogs and can be found in a few brands of specialty nut butters. Here is an article that lists those brands who use xylitol. I haven’t ever seen it listed as an ingredient in the brands that I use, but it’s always a good idea to double check before using it to make ice cream for dogs or any kind of dog treat. You can also blend pumpkin puree and bananas instead of peanut butter or strawberries and bananas and that’s tasty for your pet friend, too.
How should I store Dog ice cream?
Place all ice cream cups into a gallon sized ziplock bag and keep in the freezer.
Can I use frozen bananas in this recipe?
Absolutely! If you have bananas that are going to go bad, peel them and put them in the freezer. Then pull them out another day for bread, a smoothie, or ice cream for dogs. Let them come to room temperature first unless you are using them in a smoothie.
What is the best yogurt for dogs?
According to 1-800-PetMeds, plain Greek yogurt is the best choice for dogs because it contains less lactose. The dog treats in the photos are made with plain yogurt, and the ones in the video are made with plain Greek yogurt. We’ve used both and both are Toby-approved.
Have you ever tried making ice cream for dogs? What cool treats do your pups enjoy?