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Recipes for Dog-Safe Homemade Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love ice cream on a sunny day? Dogs generally find frozen treats irresistible. Because human ice creams can contain harmful ingredients and doggie ice creams are often pricy, why don’t you try to prepare homemade versions of these frozen delights to help Fido keep cool and happy!

Just don’t add sugar as it’s not good for your pooch, and use yogurt with active cultures instead of dairy products. With these healthy, mouth-watering treats, your dog is sure to plant a big, wet, cold-tongued kiss on your cheek!

Flavorsome Ice Cream Recipes for Fido

A. Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients:

· 1 small tub of fresh strawberries
· 3 or 4 cups of low/non-fat, plain yogurt

Instructions:

1. Mash the strawberries using a potato masher.
2. Mix strawberry mash with yogurt and then freeze overnight.

B. Carob Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients:

· 2 six-ounce containers of low/non-fat, plain yogurt
· 1/3 cup of carob chips
· 1 tbsp. of honey

Instructions:

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.
2. Pour them into cupcake liners or ice cube trays.
3. Freeze until solid.

C. Ice Cream Cloud Nine

Ingredients:

· 1 ripe banana
· 1 cup of peanut butter
· 2 cups of natural plain yogurt
· 2 tbsps. of honey

Instructions:

1. Mash the banana and then stir it into the natural yogurt.
2. Warm the cup of peanut butter using a microwave or stove until it’s easy to stir.
3. Add the banana and yogurt mixture and the honey to the softened peanut butter.
4. Mix all ingredients until well-combined.
5. Pour the mixture into a non-stick container and then freeze overnight.

Take treating your dog a step further by turning it into an ice cream sundae party!

Ice Cream Topping Safe to Use

 · A spoonful of applesauce
· Some dribbles of honey
· Bits of crispy bacon
· A sprinkle of rice crispies
· Dashes of toasted sesame seeds

12 Responses to Recipes for Dog-Safe Homemade Ice Cream
  1. […] After a hard day on the trail, what could be better than some Ice Cream for your Trail Dog.  Give your buddy a healthy snack by following these recipes by Brandy Arnold of the Dogington Post… […]

  2. Micah
    April 7, 2014 | 7:35 pm

    Is strawberry Greek yogurt ok?

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  4. Melissa
    April 4, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    Does it freeze like icecream or like ice cubes? I was thinking of putting it n a ice cube tray but not if its a soft freeze.

    • Jenny
      April 10, 2014 | 5:34 pm

      We make the cloud nine version all the time. It is harder than ice cream. We tend to put it in paper cups and microwave the “ice cream” for 30 secs before giving it to our dog otherwise it is 2 icy. It does work well in the ice cube trays and comes out pretty easy.

  5. Diane Anderson
    April 4, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    I like to blend a 2 tbsps peanut butter and a two strips of crispy bacon crumbled in the kitchen machine with about a i/2 gallon of water and pour that in ice cube trays. My dogs think they’ve died and gone to heaven every time they get an ice cube.

    • Leslie Moran
      April 5, 2014 | 12:18 am

      that is a awsome idea! thank u im goin to try it for my new puppy i have :)

  6. Linda
    April 4, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    Is peaches okay for dogs to eat? We have a peach tree and love to make peach ice cream.
    Thanks

  7. Pat Gallant
    March 2, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    I thought bananas were/are not good for dogs. Would love to try the recipe with bananas but because my dogs are so small (just over 3 lbs.) I’m very afraid to. Are bananas safe?

    • Allison
      March 3, 2014 | 12:12 pm

      Bananas are perfectly safe for them although anything that is citrus (including grapes) is not and will eventually cause kidney failure if eaten. In small dogs, only give them one scoop of the ice cream.

  8. Lynia
    August 2, 2013 | 7:42 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. My dogs love ice cubes and ice cream, and this is a great way to treat them safely. I might try it with soy yoghurt, to avoid the dairy altogether.

    • Melissa
      August 5, 2013 | 3:41 pm

      Be caseful with soy, like wheat, it can be a huge allergen in dogs.

      I use plain, low fat yogurt for their ice cream, but if your pup has dairy sensitivity and no history of soy allergies, it’s worth a try. Good luck.

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