Last week, Dewey and I were dog sitting Mano (the cute little labradoodle you see in the photos). Zach brought his pup Marco over for a play date and decided to whip up a batch of dog-friendly ice cream so that they could cool off with a sweet treat after running around all afternoon. And since it definitely got their tails wagging, we had to share it with all of you so you can make a batch for your fur babies!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that all the ingredients are things I usually have in the house, and you just need a blender, and some ice cube trays. So it’s easy to whip up whenever Marco has been running around all day! He loves it, and I can feel good about giving him a healthy, natural treat.
18 oz plain yogurt
2 very ripe bananas
1 cup peanut butter (make sure it’s an all-natural kind that doesn’t contain sugar or palm oil)
- In a blender mix yogurt, bananas, and peanut butter until it forms a smooth mixture. Depending on the size of the bananas and thickness of the peanut butter you may need to add a little more yogurt to help it mix well. Add a tbsp at a time if you need to.
- Pour out into an ice cube mold.
- I prefer a silicone mold because it’s a lot easier to get the ice cream out after it has frozen. I have a large and a small one to give me options.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- That’s it! Let your pup enjoy it!
These will keep for up to a month in the freezer. Usually, after it’s frozen I place it in a ziploc bag to prevent them from freezer burn.
Well THAT was a hit! I stick very ripe bananas in the freezer so they’re always on hand. I’m going to invest in a silicone mold or two. Shared the link with friends who are dog moms. ????
Thanks for your comment! Hope your pup enjoyed the treat. xx -B
I’m back, to say that I bought a pair of silicone trays like those pictured…not only do they release better, they have lids to prevent freezer spills, and the larger true cube shape promotes licking…which means slower eating, more cooling time (still in 80s here) and enjoyment of what’s become a routine post-walk treat. Penny & Dusty say thanks!
This is the best recipe and my pup LOVES it. These ingredients are now a staple in my pantry!!
Thanks for your comment love. Happy to hear your dog enjoyed the ice cream! xx -B
Hi, My dogs are lactose intolerant. What should I use instead of yoghurt?