With summer and warm weather approaching, this dog ice cream is a quick recipe to make something delicious to help your favorite four-legged family member cool down.
I am writing this post with rain hitting my office window and the wind howling. Raised by a farmer, I truly appreciate rain but this rain is accompanied by low 50 degree weather. Mother nature has seem to forgotten that it is Spring! Did anyone else blink and realize that April is over!?
While Emmy and I were able to sneak a few walks in this last weekend between the rain showers, we spent most of the weekend cuddling under the covers. (See here for proof of how Emmy is the best cuddle partner ever!) I love being able to give my sweet pup some treats and I love it even more when I am the one who made said treats!
Emmy used to love bananas. And then one day she didn’t. She gets her picky eating habits from her Dad… Even though she refuses to eat plain bananas (and popcorn that is older than a day old…because ew!) she absolutely loves the peanut butter banana dog ice cream that I make for her.
The fun thing about this dog ice cream recipe is that you can eat it too! Yes, you! The human reading this post! While I recommend using separate bowls, both you and your dog can enjoy this recipe. I usually make a double batch and freeze the rest in a locking-lid glass storage container and scoop out as an after-supper treat.
Simply freeze your bananas. (See picture below). I freeze them in torn off chunks, making sure that they aren’t touching each other. Once they are frozen you can use throw them in the blender or store them in the freezer. Freezing them individually first prevents them from turning into one giant chunk of frozen banana, which is a mess to try and separate.
Throw the ingredients in the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Other Homemade Dog Treats:
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled
- 3-4 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
- Peel bananas and tear into large chunks. Put banana chunks on parchment paper lined baking sheet so that they aren't touching each other.
- Place sheet in freezer for one hour or until frozen.
- Put frozen bananas, peanut butter and Greek yogurt into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately or freeze and serve once hardened.
- Store extra in the freezer.