Doggy Ice Cream

A few weeks ago we lost power for three days from a huge thunderstorm and of course it was right during some of the hottest days that week.  To keep our dogs cool, we bought some Frosty Paws by Purina.  Recently, my mom came across a website for making your own doggy ice cream.  Since it has been in the high 90s with high humidity, I figured this would be a good time to try these homemade dog treats out.

This recipe was adapted from here.  I only made half the recipe from the original and filled one whole ice cube tray.  That is plenty for two dogs!  Here’s how I made mine:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions: Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl and mix until combined.  (You may need to melt the peanut butter separately in the microwave first to make mixing easier.)  Spoon into an ice cube tray and freeze until set.

Since these were for the dogs I didn’t make them vegan; however, feel free to use a soy based yogurt and use agave instead of honey or just leave this ingredient out.

More reasons to feed your dogs this homemade ice cream instead of store bought:

  1. Purina’s “Frosty Paws” cost over $4 for one box.  Homemade is much cheaper, especially since these are common food items anyway.
  2. Frosty Paws have only 4 containers in the box.  This recipe makes 12 ice cube sized treats.
  3. Frosty Paws have tons of added ingredients that I cannot even pronounce.  This homemade ice cream has all natural and healthy ingredients.

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