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Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Ice Cream Recipe + More Variations!

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Summer means two things at our house for both two- and four-legged residents: lots of swimming…and ice cream! It’s super easy to make healthy dog ice cream (and we won’t tell if you eat some of it, too!)

You can find doggie ice cream in the freezer section of your grocery store but it’s also very easy (and inexpensive) to make at home–no ice cream maker required!

Below you’ll find our most popular dog ice cream recipe–the classic Peanut Butter & Banana–as well as several additional easy variations you can create in just minutes!

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Ice Cream

Our Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Ice Cream Recipe has been one of our most popular dog treat recipes since we first published it in 2010, appearing here on the site before it was included in our cookbook, The Healthy Hound Cookbook, and several book reviews.

peanut butter and banana dog ice cream recipe

Our dogs love bananas and peanut butter so I used them as the basis for the recipe.

All you need are ripe bananas, plain yogurt and peanut butter…that’s it!


Safety Note
Be sure to check that your peanut butter does NOT contain Xylitol, a sweetener that is extremely toxic to dogs!

The ice cream just takes a minute to make. Toss the bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt into a blender and blend until it’s mixed.

"Is it ready yet"
“Is it ready yet?”

Next, pour the mixture into ice trays.

You’ll need about five or six ice trays for this amount.

If you don’t have that many available, just pour some of the mixture into a plastic zippered bag and toss it in the freezer to break up when you’re ready to serve.

make dog ice cream in ice tray

Silicone trays–available in cute dog bone and paw sets–are another excellent way to make small frozen ice cream treats for your dog.

Pop the trays in the freezer and in a few hours your doggie ice cream is ready to serve!

How to Store the Ice Cream

Once the ice cream has frozen completely, you can pop the cubes out of the trays and place them in a zippered bag in your freezer. The ice cream can be frozen for six months (although I bet it won’t last that long!

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Ice Cream

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Ice Cream

You don't need an ice cream maker for this easy recipe that will have tails wagging at your house!


  • 3-4 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 32 ounces plain yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 cup peanut butter, organic


  1. Add bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt to a blender.
  2. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.


Organic peanut butter isn't required but MAKE SURE your peanut butter does NOT include toxic xylitol. Xylitol is fatal to dogs and is found in a few peanut butter brands. Check the ingredients list before

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Blueberry Dog Ice Cream

Have some leftover yogurt from the Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Ice Cream? Have no fear…turn that yogurt into Blueberry Dog Ice Cream!


Along with serving as small treats, this blueberry dog ice cream also makes a fun filling for a stuffable rubber treat dispensing toy for some longer-lasting fun. Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are a superfood that’s a favorite with many dogs, ours included.

Stuffable toys like KONG® rubber toys can be filled with liquid mixtures and frozen; their shape will slow your dog’s chewing to extend the life of the treat and to reduce choking hazards.

Tip: Wash Fresh Produce! To avoid the risk of bacteria and pesticides, the best way to wash berries is to give them a good rinse under cold running water right before use.

How to Make Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats

OK, this is about as easy a recipe can get–all you need are two ingredients and a little bit of time to allow for freezing!

Blueberry Dog Ice Cream

Blueberry Dog Ice Cream


  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt


    Puree blueberries and yogurt in blender.

    No blender? You can stir in the blueberries and freeze. Your "doggie ice cream" will be a little chunkier than it would be if pureed, but every bit as tasty to your dog!

    Pour in ice cube trays, silicone trays or into a stuffable toy and freeze.

    Serve frozen.

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Pumpkin Dog Ice Cream

OK, pumpkin may sound more like autumn than summer–but we all know it’s a great food for our dogs year around. One of the easiest (and most appreciated!) ways to serve it is as dog ice cream — a super simple recipe that you can even share with your dog!

pumpkin dog ice cream recipe

Visit our Pumpkin Dog Ice Cream post for the recipe–and you can also make your own pumpkin puree or purchase canned pumpkin. It’s very important that you DON’T buy pie filling, though…it contains additional sugars and spices that are not good for your dog). All you want is plain, 100% pumpkin puree.

More Dog Ice Cream Recipes

Coconut + Strawberry Swirls
dog ice cream cookbook

These ice cream recipes are also available in our Dog Ice Cream Cookbook, one of several freebies you’ll find in our Freebie Library, exclusively for DogTipper subscribers. To download your cookbook, just add your email address to the Subscribe page and watch your email for your password and information on how to access our free dog treat cookbooks!

Cooks: Don’t miss our My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook™ cookbook with over 100 dog treat recipes from the publishers, readers and fans of DogTipper! This paperback book is available in our YUCKY PUPPY gift store!

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Saturday 24th of April 2021

My dog Telisha is a “Toy Poodle” and such a fussy eater!! She refuses to eat “dog food”, so I have to cook for her and many times I’m not up to cooking as I have poor health.

I am anxious to try your ice cream recipe with the peanut butter & bananas though. I’m also anxious to try the Blueberry ice cream.

Imogen knight

Friday 16th of April 2021

I have not tried this recipe yet but i think my 3 dogs will absolutely love it.By the looks of it this is a really quick and easy recipe to use Thanks for sharing.


Monday 12th of April 2021

How do you serve it? I know my guy would carry it off and make a mess on the carpet. Maybe serve outside? Thank you


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I have made frozen yogurt treats for Daisy and I freeze individual ice cream cups with ingredients and freeze them this way Daisy can enjoy her treat without messing the floor or carpet. I ordered the ice cream cups on line through Amazon. I add Chia seeds to my recipe and blueberries which Daisy just loves!

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