DIY Doggie Ice Cream

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with the perfect treat.

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Help your dog beat the heat with this tasty homemade ice cream treat. Created using a variety of our favorite pet-friendly ingredients, with no added sugar and plenty of flavor, we guarantee that Fido’s going to be begging for more. (Sit. Stay.)

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

Keep your dog cool this summer with this easy DIY dog ice cream.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

This dessert is so easy to make and store, that you’re definitely better off making a big batch, storing it in your freezer, and doling it out to the dogs all summer long. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 32 oz. plain kefir or any plain lactose-free yogurt (dairy in traditional yogurts can cause upset tummies in our furry BFFs)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree (alt: cooked sweet potatoes or natural peanut butter, or 2 Tbsp of honey)
  • 9" x 9" baking dish
  • freezer paper
How to Make Dog Ice Cream

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

Keep your dog cool this summer with this easy DIY dog ice cream.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Start by mixing the yogurt, one banana, and the pumpkin puree together in a blender or by hand in a large bowl. Texture is nice in human ice cream, right? With that said, don’t worry if you’re mixing by hand and can’t get the banana perfectly smooth. Dogs won’t care, we promise.

Line your baking dish with freezer paper, and organize slices from the other banana along the bottom.

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

Keep your dog cool this summer with this easy DIY dog ice cream.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Pour the blended kefir/pumpkin/banana into the muffin tin atop the banana slices. Fill it on up, and note, if any of the mixture is leftover, store it in the fridge until you’re ready to freeze it.

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

Keep your dog cool this summer with this easy DIY dog ice cream.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Freeze the tray until the treat is solid. Once it has hardened, you can lift the block of ice cream out of the tray by pulling the edges of the freezer paper, flip it upside down and the paper will peel off of the food effortlessly. Use a sharp knife to chop the block into squares.

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

How to Make Dog Ice Cream

Keep your dog cool this summer with this easy DIY dog ice cream.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Tip: You can serve them as little frozen cubes right in the dog’s bowl, but they’re tasty when thawed for a bit too – think of it like doggie soft serve (mmm.)

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