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!)
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.
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How to Make Dog Ice Cream
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!
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!
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.
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.)
Pop the trays in the freezer and in a few hours your doggie ice cream is ready to serve!
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
- Add bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt to a blender.
- Blend until thoroughly mixed.
- 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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