Simple And Delicious Recipe For Doggie Ice Cream

If you want a fun, unique, and easy treat for your pup, this doggie ice cream ticks all the boxes. With just a few simple, all-natural ingredients, you will make your dog’s day!

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A Fun Way to Enjoy the Summer Together

When the dog days of summer arrive, nothing beats the heat like delicious frozen dessert. And there’s no reason why your furry best friend has to miss out on the fun!  

I love making dog treats, as well as ice cream (for humans). So I decided that it was finally time for me to combine the two and make an ice cream with dog-safe ingredients (much to the delight of Phoebe, Franklin, and Froda).

This homemade dog ice cream recipe is now a favorite, providing a perfect frozen dog treat that’s a great option for any hot day.

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For this first attempt, I started simple. With just a few steps, you too can whip up refreshing ice cream treats for your pup, packed with great health benefits that will make tails wag.

If you’re not convinced, just check out my taste testers’ faces when they tried it for the first time! And I think Froda learned about brain freeze for the first time…

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Doggie Ice Cream Ingredients

For this dog-friendly ice cream, all you need are three ingredients!

  • 4 bananas (overripe bananas are fine), sliced
  • 1/2 cup Greek or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup xylitol-free peanut butter
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Xtra Health Tip: Always check with your veterinarian before introducing new foods. Like people, all dogs are different, and their tolerance for these ingredients depends on numerous factors including age, allergies, health conditions, and more.


This fruit is not only delicious but also brings numerous health benefits to your pup. Bananas are a great source of fiber, which aids in digestion and promotes a healthy gut.

They also contain essential vitamins and minerals, providing a natural energy boost.

Xtra Eco Tip: Skip the plastic produce bag. Place the weight sticker directly on your fruits and veggies or invest in reusable produce bags like these from Amazon.


Choose plain Greek yogurt or unsweetened yogurt to avoid unnecessary additives and artificial sweeteners.

Yogurt is rich in vitamins, minerals, and probiotics, which promote a healthy digestive system and strengthen the immune system. It’s a tasty way to introduce beneficial bacteria into your pup’s diet.

If your pup is lactose intolerant, you’ll want to make a substitution here to avoid any dairy products. You can either leave the yogurt out completely or try a dairy-free option made especially for dogs.

Yogurt, whether or not dairy-free, is a great ingredient for dog ice cream as it provides a creamy texture without the added sugar found in regular ice cream.

For those living in Europe, YowUp! is a natural, lactose-free yogurt for dogs (and cats) that you can try. I’ll be sharing more on dog yogurts in a future post once I do some more research on the available options in the US.

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Peanut Butter

Select an all-natural, unsalted, and unsweetened variety. For this particular version I made for my pups, I used creamy peanut butter.

Peanut butter is a fantastic source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. These nutrients contribute to your pup’s overall well-being, promoting muscle strength, a healthy coat, and a strong immune system.

Xtra Health Tip: Xylitol is highly poisonous to dogs; even a small amount can be dangerous. Learn about other common food dangers here.


You’ll need just a few supplies for this simple recipe. And no worries if you don’t have an ice cream maker!

  • Measuring cups
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Ice cream maker (optional)
  • Freezer-safe container

Doggie Ice Cream Creation

Step 1: Prepare the Bananas

Peel and slice the bananas. Optionally, you can place them in the freezer for approximately 2 hours to help speed up the ice cream freezing process.

Step 2: Blend

Transfer the bananas to a blender. Add all-natural peanut butter and plain yogurt. Blend the three ingredients until smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Transform into Ice Cream

Pour the smooth mixture into your ice cream maker, and let it churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will create a perfect soft serve consistency.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t worry! Simply pour the mixture into an airtight container and freeze it for 4-6 hours until it reaches a firm consistency.

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And as this recipe makes much more than a single serving, you can store this ice cream in the freezer for future enjoyment (1-2 months).

Before serving, just let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to slightly soften. 

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Enjoy the Show!

Place one serving (depending on the size of your pup) of the frozen treat in a clean dog bowl and enjoy watching your pup completely indulge!

This cold treat is perfect for a hot summer day and makes for a delightful dog treat recipe.

pug mix dog looking at cup of homemade dog ice cream

Xtra Health Tip: Whenever serving treats, remember the 90/10 rule. At least 90% of your pup’s daily calories should come from balanced meals, leaving no more than 10% for the fun stuff.

As you can tell from the ingredients, this ice cream is not only for the dogs. It is delicious, and my whole family (not just the furry ones) enjoyed a bowl.

My pups were beyond thrilled to be able to share this fun and unique treat with us. 

I hope you enjoy creating this perfect treat for your furry friend using simple ingredients and watching them savor the frosty treat on a hot day!

This simple recipe is a fun and unique way to pamper your pup with a dog-friendly treat made from the best ingredients.

And after you try it, let me know in the comments if you managed to get an eye-popping reaction!

Peanut Butter Banana Doggie Ice Cream

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Peanut Butter Banana Doggie Ice Cream

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Your pup will appreciate this tasty treat on hot summer days (or, let’s be honest, on any day in any season)! Plus, this is delicious for humans too!


  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • ½ cup Greek or plain yogurt or lactose-free substitute (without xylitol)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (without xylitol)


  1. Slice the bananas. Optionally, freeze the banana slices for about 2 hours.
  2. Blend the bananas, yogurt, and peanut butter until creamy.
  3. Churn the mixture in the ice cream maker per the manufacturer’s instructions. Alternatively, place the mixture in the freezer for 4+ hours.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 months.
  5. Serve and watch your pup go crazy!


Before serving, remove ice cream from the freezer for a few minutes to allow it to soften slightly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

FAQs: Doggie Ice Cream

How often can I give my dog ice cream?

While homemade dog ice cream can be a fun and tasty treat for your pup, it should be given in moderation. Limit servings to small amounts, such as a few spoonfuls a couple of times a week, depending on your dog’s size and dietary needs.

This makes it a great option for an occasional treat.

Can I customize the recipe with other ingredients?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different dog-friendly ingredients, such as blueberries, pumpkin puree, or honey.

Just be sure to avoid any ingredients that may be harmful to dogs, such as chocolate, grapes, or raisins. The best ingredients are those that are dog-safe and free from artificial flavors and sweeteners.

How long can I store the leftover ice cream?

Store any leftover dog ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just be sure to thaw it for a few minutes before serving it to your pup again.

Is peanut butter safe for dogs?

Generally, yes. Peanut butter is a favorite treat for many dogs. However, it’s crucial to choose a peanut butter without xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to dogs.

Also, opt for unsalted, unsweetened varieties to avoid unnecessary additives.

My dog is allergic to peanuts. Can I substitute peanut butter?

Yes, if your dog has a peanut allergy, you can substitute peanut butter with an alternative nut or seed butter, such as almond butter or sunflower seed butter.

Ensure the substitute is free from any harmful additives or sweeteners.

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. Each post reflects both my research and my personal experiences (as well as those of my pups). Always contact your veterinarian before making changes to your dog’s routine, trying out new toys and activities, and introducing new foods. Every dog is different, and what works for my furry family may not work for yours.

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