Show your fur babies how much you love them with some peanut butter banana ice cream for dogs. Made with only three ingredients, this is sure to be a hit with all your furry friends!
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What’s better than a bowl of ice cream on a hot day? A bowl of HOMEMADE ice cream (for dogs) that you can share with all of your furry friends.
I dreamed this recipe up when I was playing around with banana “nice” cream for myself. Cookie LOVES bananas and gave me all kinds of sad eyes while I was devouring a bowl of chocolate nice cream; she could smell the banana and normally I give her a little bite. But I draw the line at sharing my chocolate with her.
Since her birthday(s) are coming up (we celebrate both the day I brought her home and the day I signed her adoption papers) I decided she deserved her own ice cream, but an ice cream for dogs. Sans chocolate 🙂
And this ice cream is made with peanut butter, which is one of her very favorite things. She takes after me in that way.
I found these adorable silicone molds on Amazon so I could make the ice cream into ice cream treats because another way Cookie takes after me is not being good at portion control. These have that built right in, and they’re adorable to boot.
You can totally just spoon some ice cream into a bowl or freeze it in ice cube trays if you don’t want to order special molds specific for dog treats.
If your dog can’t have dairy you can absolutely make these dog treats dairy-free; just omit the yogurt. You may need to add a little water to help the mixture get creamy.
However you shape them, and whether you add dairy or not, these are the easiest treats you’ll ever make for your dogs. The banana needs to be frozen solid, but aside from the freezing time these treats take less than 5 minutes to whip together.
FIVE MINUTES! And three ingredients you probably have on hand already. What are you waiting for?
Here’s a little pic of Cookie in her Easter/birthday dress. She doesn’t love to pose for the camera, but when there’s peanut butter banana ice cream for dogs waiting for her she becomes more willing.
Give us your best shot, Phoenix summer heat. Cookie and I are ready for you this year!
- 1 banana, sliced into chunks and frozen
- 1/4 cup low- or non-fat plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- Place the banana chunks in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times, until the banana is in small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy, stopping several times to scrape the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add water a teaspoon at a time if necessary to help the processor. Divide ice cream among molds or holes in an ice tray, or just scoop it into bowls. If using molds, freeze until solid before serving.