Dog Ice Cream: 5 Drool-Worthy Recipes and Products

Want to enjoy a sweet treat with your furry best friend? Try one of these dog ice cream recipes or products that are paw-sitively delicious.

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Let’s face it: After a ruff day, the only thing better than relaxing on the couch and eating a bowl of your favorite ice cream is doing it with your four-legged best friend. We know what you’re thinking: Can dogs eat ice cream? While the extra sugar and dairy in regular ice cream isn’t great for our fur babies, there is such a thing as dog ice cream.

Mind blown? Dog-friendly ice cream is softer and contains less dairy and sugar, which makes it a great treat for new puppies, dogs that tend to eat too fast or older pups with limited teeth. 

To help in your search for the right doggie dessert, we’ve compiled a list of five dog-friendly frozen treat recipes and products that sound so delicious that you might be tempted to try them. Don’t worry—each of the following recipes and products is healthy, tasty and 100% safe for your furry best friend.

Three-Ingredient Dog Ice Cream

Frozen dog treats on a plate next to a banana and spoonful of peanut butter
Source: Food with Feeling

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 

We get it. Just like any concerned parent, you want all of your children—including your furry four-legged ones—to have the very best of what you can provide for them. This dog ice cream recipe includes plain yogurt, bananas and peanut butter that you can freeze into cute little paw print shapes

Before you start cooking, it’s important to note that while most peanut butter brands are safe for dogs to consume, you’ll need to review the ingredients on the packaging before you feed it to your furry friend. Xylitol, a sweetener used in foods including some peanut butters and yogurt, is safe for humans, but harmful to dogs. To be safe, opt for an organic peanut butter that doesn’t contain a lot of extra ingredients.

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  • Plain yogurt 
  • Banana
  • Peanut butter

Strawberry and Banana Dog Ice Cream

Dog ice cream with a strawberry on top in a white cup surrounded by dog treats
Source: Bigger Bolder Baking

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 

Craving a strawberry smoothie? You can use the same ingredients to make your pup some delicious homemade dog ice cream. This recipe is based on plain yogurt and fresh ingredients that are good for dogs like bananas and strawberries. Each ice cream cup lasts up to 8 weeks in the freezer, so your furry friend can enjoy them for a while.

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  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Plain yogurt

Two-Ingredient Watermelon Ice Cream

Watermelon dog ice cream in a white bowl
Source: The Dog People

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

If you’re looking for an easy and refreshing summer treat that both you and your fur baby can enjoy, then this simple, two-ingredient watermelon ice cream recipe is perfect for you both. Once you remove the rind and seeds, watermelon flesh is a great way to keep your furry friend hydrated in warmer weather since it’s 92% water.

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  • Frozen watermelon
  • Plain yogurt

Dairy-Free Frozen Dog Treats

A stack of four small containers of dog ice cream on a marble countertop
Source: Making Thyme for Health

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 

Just like humans, some dogs are lactose intolerant, and some aren’t, but even for dogs that are not lactose intolerant, dairy can still cause digestive issues and should be avoided. The good news is that making your own dairy-free dog ice cream is super easy. 

The healthy fats in dairy-free milk options like coconut milk and ingredients such as organic peanut butter are great for dogs. If you want to get creative with this dog ice cream recipe, you can also add blueberries, sweet potato, pumpkin or any other dog-friendly fruits and vegetables you think your pup might like. 

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Ben & Jerry’s Doggie Desserts

Yes, you read that right! Ben & Jerry’s has a line of specially made “Doggie Desserts” that your fur baby might enjoy even more than belly rubs. Each of them is made with a sunflower butter base and ingredients that are fairtrade-certified and non-GMO sourced, making Ben & Jerry’s perfectly safe for dogs to enjoy. 

Currently, there are two flavors: Pontch’s Mix, made with peanut butter and pretzel swirls, and Rosie’s Batch, made with pumpkin and mini cookies. Both flavors of dog ice cream come in individual mini-cups, making it the perfect treat for your dog to enjoy while you both relax on the couch and binge your favorite TV show.

If you don’t have the Gopuff app yet, download it from the Apple Store or Google Play to make ordering your dog ice cream supplies even easier. 

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