Made with bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt this Homemade Dog Ice Cream is the perfect summer frozen treat for your four-legged friend.
Easy Dog Ice Cream Recipe
If you find it hard to say no to your pet when they’re begging for a bite of your ice cream, you’re going to love this recipe! This homemade dog ice cream is made with 3 simple ingredients blended together to create that creamy, frozen ice cream texture while being completely safe for your furry friends.
This peanut butter banana dog ice cream recipe is a regular in our house during the same, as I just can’t say no to those begging eyes. And while a bite of store-bought human ice cream isn’t toxic to canines, it can create some unwelcome side effects.
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Homemade dog ice cream treats are a much better option. They’re safe, they taste good, and they’re WAY cheaper than any doggie ice creams you can find at the store like the Frosty Paws doggie desserts!
Looking for treats that aren’t frozen? Try these homemade dog treats made with peanut butter and pumpkin puree.
Why You’ll Love This Homemade Dog Ice Cream
Here are a few reasons to love this pup ice cream recipe.
- Only 3 ingredients. And you may already have them in the kitchen. Banana, peanut butter, and yogurt are all you’ll need.
- Safe for humans and dogs. You can snack on these alongside your four-legged best friend.
- Perfect treat for summer. Dogs got hot in the summer too and these are the perfect treat for them, just as ice cream is a welcome treat for humans on hot days.
Is Ice Cream Safe For Dogs?
The regular ice cream that humans eat should not be given to dogs, since it’s typically both high in sugar and dairy. Since dogs have different digestive systems than we do, it’s hard for them to consume lactose and eating regular ice cream may result in gas, diarrhea, etc.
This homemade dog ice cream is made with dog-friendly ingredients, so they can have a sweet treat without any of the risks. (Though you should always introduce new foods slowly, as all dogs are different.)
What You’ll Need
You’ll need just 3 ingredients to make this puppy ice cream!
- Banana – make sure they are ripe bananas.
- Peanut butter – Creamy, natural peanut butter is the best option.
- Yogurt – Both vanilla and plain yogurt will work in this recipe. Greek yogurt is best as it contains the least amount of lactose.
How to Make Dog Ice Cream
You’ll never buy the expensive brands at the store after you realize how easy it is to make homemade dog ice cream!
- Combine the ingredients. Blend all ingredients together in a mini food processor and scoop into the molds.
- Freeze. Freeze for about two hours, so the ice cream sets. Pop out of the mold and serve or transfer to another container.
Yes, peanut butter is a treat that most dogs LOVE. However, be sure to avoid brands that contain xylitol – this additive is not dog-friendly and should be avoided. I recommend using creamy, natural peanut butter in this recipe. Just be sure to check the ingredient list! Most dogs adore anything with peanut butter flavor.
Bananas are another treat that most dogs love. Most dogs will have no problem enjoying this low calorie treat. However, bananas do contain quite a bit of sugar, so it’s a good idea to only feed your dogs small amounts of banana – like what’s used in this recipe.
Of course! Everything in this recipe is both human-safe and dog-safe! Plus, you’ll love the flavors of this frozen dessert.
Once the treats have frozen, you can pop them out of the mold and transfer them to a ziploc bag or other freezer-safe container. They’ll last for up to 3 weeks, so you can just grab one whenever your pooch needs a treat on a hot day!
You’ll Also Love These Ice Cream Recipes (for Humans)
- Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- Rocky Road Ice Cream
- Moose Tracks Ice Cream
- Fried Ice Cream
Dog Ice Cream
- 1 banana
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 12 ounces plain or vanilla yogurt
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Spoon the mixture into mold, and freeze for about two hours before popping out of the mold and serving.
- Keep any treats that are not immediately eaten in a freezer-safe ziplock bag or container for up to three weeks.