Something New for Fido: Homemade Ice Cream

dog with ice cream cone

Now that the weather’s warming up it’s time to get excited for our favorite cold, delicious summer treats – and we think our pets should be able to, too! Liver treats regularly are a delicious and healthy option, but if you’ve never made homemade ice cream for your pup, say hello to your new summer staple; not only do you control the ingredient list, but your companion will absolutely love it. Here are two of our favorite recipes – and for dogs who can’t have yogurt, frozen chicken broth or cubed watermelon make great makeshift pupsicles!

                Strawberry Dew Drops

                What You’ll Need:

  • 1 small tub of strawberries
  • 3-4 cups low or nonfat plain yogurt
  • Potato masher (or the like)
  • Storage container

Optional: Large ziploc bag

                   Cookie sheet lined with wax paper

It’s easy! Just mash up the strawberries and add them to the yogurt. Pour the mixture in the bag, cut a hole in the corner, and squeeze whatever size drops you’d like onto the wax paper. Freeze until solid, then transfer into storage container.

                Peanut Butter Banana Bliss

                What you’ll need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 5 cups peanut butter
  • 2-3 cups low or nonfat plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • A pot or microwave safe container
  • Storage container

Mash the banana and stir into yogurt. Using the stove or microwave, warm the peanut butter so it’s softened. Add the honey and banana yogurt mixture to the peanut butter and stir until well mixed. Place in storage container and freeze.

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