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Dog Ice Cream

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This dog ice cream recipe has only 4 ingredients that are safe for dogs to consume, and makes a creamy treat your four-legged friend will love!
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  1. Dog Ice Cream Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Dog Ice Cream Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Every pet deserves a treat once in a while, and this dog ice cream is made with your furry friend’s dietary needs in mind. The simple ingredients are full of flavors dogs love, like peanut butter and banana, while avoiding common ingredients that can be toxic to dogs.

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Dog Ice Cream Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 3 bananas, chopped into 1-inch pieces and frozen
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (Xylitol Free)
  • ½ cup lactose-free half and half
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (Xylitol Free)

PRO TIP:

The ice cream you and I enjoy as humans is not safe for dogs. You have to be aware of digestive issues that your pup may suffer from if it consumes milk or dairy products. Using ingredients that are lactose-free will avoid any issues that your dog may have.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FRUIT: Any fruit that your dog loves can be turned into a frozen treat, even vegetables like carrots or pumpkin puree. If it is safe for your pup to eat it, you can make it into homemade ice cream treats.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: The only limit is your imagination. Think of all the vegetables and even meat that your furry friend loves. You can make this dog ice cream recipe with fresh ingredients from cheese to chicken. Just make sure it is on the list of foods that are safe for dogs.

SWEETENERS: Don’t use any substitution for the sweetener if it contains Xylitol.

DAIRY: You can substitute plain yogurt if your dog doesn’t have issues with dairy.

How To Make This Dog Ice Cream Recipe

STEP ONE: Cut the bananas into 1-inch pieces and put them into a Ziploc bag and lay flat, trying to keep the banana pieces separate. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours until the banana is solid.

dog ice cream process shot of bananas cut into pieces and placed in a ziploc bag

STEP TWO: Once the bananas are solidly frozen, remove them from the Ziploc bag and put them into the food processor or blender. Then add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and lactose-free half and half. Blend this until smooth.

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The frozen bananas may clump together in your food processor so you can process them for about 20 to 30 seconds and then stir and break up the banana pieces, repeating 2 to 3 times. Then you can process until smooth as the bananas soften and don’t clump together.

dog ice cream process shot of ingredients blended in a blender

STEP THREE: Take a loaf pan and pour the mixture into the pan. You could also use ice cube trays to make individual portions.

dog ice cream process shot of ice cream in a loaf pan

STEP FOUR: Freeze the ice cream mixture for at least one hour or until solid.

PRO TIP:

We suggest for ease of use to let the ice cream freeze to soft serve, or freeze until hard and then let soften just a bit. Then scoop appropriate size scoops for your dog onto a small baking sheet. Place that baking sheet back in the freezer. Once those scoops have frozen, place them in a Ziploc bag and take one out the next time you are ready to give it to the dog. Otherwise, you have to keep refreezing the whole pan of ice cream, thawing, scooping, and repeating.

STEP FIVE: Serve up and watch your furry best friend enjoy his doggy ice cream.

How To Serve

This peanut butter and banana ice cream is a great treat to give your furry friend on a hot day. Serve it up in their favorite bowl beside a cold drink of water to wash it down.

While you are whipping up doggie desserts for all the good dogs in your life, be sure to also try our homemade dog treats—your dog will love them just as much!

Storage

IN THE FREEZER: Keep the scoops of ice cream in the freezer in a Ziploc bag for up to three months.

close up shot of dog eating scoops of dog ice cream in a cup

This homemade dog ice cream has a delicious creamy texture and flavor your pet will adore. Not only is it dog-safe with simple ingredients like banana, peanut butter, and lactose-free half and half, but it all comes together in a flash. Now the entire family can enjoy cool treats — even the four-legged ones!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is this different from regular ice cream recipes?

Dog-friendly ice cream is softer and easier to scoop which is perfect for senior dogs or dogs that gobble up their treats fast. The ingredients in human ice cream can affect a dog’s digestive system so the ingredients in this ice cream are safe for dog tummies.

Is ice cream safe for dogs?

This ice cream recipe is free from any harmful ingredients that are sometimes found in human foods and therefore a great choice for your pup.

Can I add other ingredients to this dog ice cream?

You can add any ingredients that your dog likes to eat. Check out our substitutions section for some yummy ideas.

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Dog Ice Cream

5 from 4 votes
This dog ice cream recipe has only 4 ingredients that are safe for dogs to consume, and makes a creamy treat your four-legged friend will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bananas, chopped into 1-inch pieces and frozen
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter, Xylitol Free
  • ½ cup lactose free half and half
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, Xylitol Free

Instructions
 

  • Cut the bananas into 1-inch pieces and put them into a Ziploc bag and lay flat, trying to keep the banana pieces separate. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours until the banana is solid.
  • Once the bananas are solidly frozen, remove them from the Ziploc bag and put them into the food processor or blender. Then add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and lactose-free half and half. Blend this until smooth.
  • Take a loaf pan and pour the mixture into the pan. You could also use ice cube trays to make individual portions.
  • Freeze the ice cream mixture for at least one hour or until solid.
  • Serve up and watch your furry best friend enjoy his doggy ice cream.

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Notes

  • Substitute yogurt and/or other ingredients your dog loves for a unique flavor.
  • The ice cream you and I enjoy as humans is not safe for dogs. You just have to be aware of digestive issues that your pup may suffer from if it consumes milk or dairy products. Using ingredients that are lactose-free will avoid any issues that your dog may have.
  • The frozen bananas may clump together in your food processor so you can process them for about 20 to 30 seconds and then stir and break up the banana pieces, repeating 2 to 3 times. Then you can process until smooth as the bananas soften and don’t clump together.
  • We suggest for ease of use to let the ice cream freeze to soft serve, or freeze until hard and then let soften just a bit. Then scoop appropriate size scoops for your dog onto a small baking sheet. Place that baking sheet back in the freezer. Once those scoops have frozen, place them in a Ziploc bag and take one out the next time you are ready to give it to the dog. Otherwise, you have to keep refreezing the whole pan of ice cream, thawing, scooping, and repeating.

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Cheri mello says

    5 stars
    Thank You For Sharing👍🏼♥️This Looks Great❗️Our Dogs CAN eat yogurt. They WILL LOVE it!! G-d♥️Bless😊