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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

19 Comments

19 Comments

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  2. Ste

    Jul 2, 2016 at 5:25 am

    “Use yogurt with active cultures instead of dairy products”… what do you think yogurt is if not dairy??

    May also be worth reading this in regards to dairy and dogs, you “may” be ok, you “may” be causing distress for your dog for no reason other than you like ice cream: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-feeding-tips/dogs-milk-dairy-products/

    Safer options would just be an ice cube, or frozen sweet potato (which is actually safe, nutritious and can help with an upset stomach in your dog and they seem to love it!).

  3. Sara Columbus

    May 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I will be serving this at a puppy party this weekend is this safe to feed other dogs.
    Does the dogs breed and age have any effects.

  4. Jasmine

    Jul 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    One thing to mention for the peanut butter recipe is that brands have been starting to put Xylitol in their peanut butter, which is harmful for dogs. Be very careful about the brand you choose. Look at the ingredients in your peanut butter, before putting it into the ice cream.

  5. mona

    Mar 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    How yoll make it

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