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Homemade Dog Ice Cream

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This homemade dog ice cream is the ultimate treat for your furry friend! This frozen dessert is made with two dog-approved ingredients and a blender.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
£0.30
Makes: 5
Dessert
British
Freezable

Skip feeding your furry pal regular ice cream, which is full of ingredients they shouldn’t eat (like high amounts of sugar). Instead, try this dog-safe, homemade, frozen dessert your pup will go wild for!

An icecream in an icecream cone with dog treats on top with a plale blue background.

Why you’ll love this recipe

Made with two ingredients and a blender, this treat is great for staying cool in the summertime. You can even add mini treats to the top for some fun décor (and extra excitement for your pup!).

Dog Safe – Instead of Ben and Jerry’s or Starbucks pup cups full of ingredients your pup shouldn’t ingest, you can make this easy dog ice cream.

Frozen Treat – This dog ice cream recipe is a great way to keep your dog cool during the summer heat.

Budget Friendly – This DIY Frosty Paws doggy ice cream dupe is also easy on the wallet, as you’ll use ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. 

You can adapt these recipes, remove any seasoning, to make some more dog friendly treats : Air Fryer Chicken Bites, Sausages in an Air Fryer and Chicken breast in the air fryer.

Homemade Dog Ice Cream

The store-bought versions of dog ice cream like Ben and Jerry’s, Frosty Paws, or pup cups from coffee shops/local coffee spots are typically full of sugar, dairy, and other ingredients that aren’t good for your dog to ingest. They’re also typically quite expensive, so this budget-friendly ice cream for dogs is a great alternative.

Is it safe to give a dog human ice cream?
No, it’s not safe to give dogs ice cream made for humans. It typically contains high levels of lactose, sugar, and fat that are hard on a dog’s stomach. So, it’s best to only feed human ice cream to dogs very occasionally.

Instead of feeding them items that are likely to cause stomach upset, you can feed them homemade dog ice cream made with ingredients that are good for them to eat, like fruit and plain Greek yogurt, which has healthy probiotics.

What is in doggie ice cream?
Depending on the dog ice cream recipes you’re looking at, you’ll find they contain varying ingredients. Some dog desserts are non-dairy, while others contain items like Greek yoghurt. Common puppy ice cream ingredients include a ripe banana, non-dairy milk, peanut butter, berries, and Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

Ingredients to make the dog icecream laid out on a plae blue background and labelled.

Bananas – Bananas help create a creamy consistency in this dog ice cream. They also add nutrients to dog-friendly ice cream. If you don’t have bananas, you can use berries instead.

Greek Yogurt – This ingredient is great for frozen dog treats as it adds protein and healthy probiotics. Be sure to use plain yogurt that is unflavoured, low-fat, and without gums, fillers, starches, tapioca, or extra sugars to create these frozen treats. Some dogs have a tough time digesting dairy, so if your pup does, you can use non-dairy milk instead.

Mini Dog Treats – One way to make doggie ice cream more exciting for puppies is to include a few mini dog treats on top. Use whichever treats you (and your dog) like.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations/ Adaptations

Once you learn how to make dog ice cream, you can adapt it to your pup’s favourite flavours and ingredients. When making dog ice cream, feel free to play with the flavours. Try adding flavours like peanut butter, steamed sweet potato, maple bacon, or pumpkin.

You can also turn this recipe into single servings by using fun silicone moulds. If you don’t want to purchase moulds, you can pour the mixture into an ice cube tray (or ice cube trays) or divide it into individual 6 oz plastic cups.

How to make dog icecream

  1. Start by peeling the bananas, breaking them up and adding them to a bowl (Image 1).
  2. Then mash the bananas together with a potato masher (Image 2).
2 step by step photos, the first with pieces of banana in a glass bowl and the second with the bananas mashed with potato masher.

3. Add the banana to a blender (Image 3).

4. Then the yogurt and blend until smooth (Image 4).

2 step by step photos, the first wmashed potatoes in a blender cup and the second with the mi

5. Pour the blended mixture into the yogurt container or freezer safe container (Image 5).

6. Place the blended mix in a freezer safe container, then seel and place in the freezer. Allow 4 hours- overnight to freeze (Image 6). 

2 step by step photos, the first with a creamy blend being poured into a container and the second with the container full.

*Remove from the freezer and allow to soften before serving.

7. Slice the treats up into mini dog treat bits, replicating “treat chips” (Image 7).

8. Scoop some ice cream into a cone and sprinkle the sliced dog treats over the top (Image 8).

2 step by step photos, the first with some dog treats cut up with a knife on a chipping board and the second with an icecream in a cone with some toppings.

For a healthy recipe which your dog may enjoy, try my ; How to Make Shredded Chicken (remove the peppercorns and boil in plain water no stock added).

Tips for the best result

Add toppings like bacon, peanut butter, or jerky bits
Make your pup even happier with DIY dog ice cream by including fun toppings to create the perfect frozen dog treat. Try adding cooked bacon bits, peanut butter, or jerky bits. Or, you can use mini dog treats as a topping.

Double-check the ingredients
Whenever you make a doggie ice cream recipe, be sure to check the ingredients in every element. When selecting ingredients for this easy dog ice cream recipe, be sure to avoid sugars or sugar replacements (like xylitol), gums, thickeners, starches, or other ingredients known to upset digestion for dogs.

That way, your homemade doggie ice cream remains safe to eat for your furry pal.

FAQs

How long will homemade dog ice cream last in the freezer?

Homemade dog ice cream should stay good in the freezer for up to two months. So, be sure to only make enough to last for a few months.

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Homemade Dog Ice Cream

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
£0.30
Dessert
British
Freezable
Servings: 5
This homemade dog ice cream is the ultimate treat for your furry friend! This frozen dessert is made with two dog-approved ingredients and a blender.

Ingredients

  • 2 small ripe (or 1 large) banana (£0.25)
  • 500 ml low fat Greek yogurt (£0.85)
  • Mini dog treats for topping (£1.25/4)=(£0.31)
  • 1 Icecream Cone (£0.10)

Method

  • Start by mashing the bananas with a potato masher until smooth.
  • Add the banana to a blender, then the yogurt and blend until smooth.
  • Place the blended mix in a freezer safe container, then seel and place in the freezer. Allow 4 hours- overnight to freeze.
  • Remove from the freezer and allow to soften before serving. Scoop some ice cream into a cone and slice the mini dog treats into bits, replicating “treat chips” and sprinkle over the top.

Notes

  • Enhance your dog's ice cream with toppings like cooked bacon bits, peanut butter, jerky bits, or mini dog treats for a special treat.
  • Ensure all ingredients are safe by avoiding sugars, sugar replacements (like xylitol), gums, thickeners, and starches that can upset your dog's digestion.

Nutrition

Servings: 5 servings
Fat: 4g
Calories: 158kcal
Carbohydrates: 21g
Protein: 8g

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