With the warm weather upon us, even the dogs need some cool treats. I recently purchased some doggy ice cream from the store and paid an arm and a leg for it. The dogs loved their cool treat, so I knew I had to come up with a less expensive homemade version of doggy ice cream. I also like knowing that they are eating treats without preservatives or any other potentially harmful ingredients.
2 cups plain non-fat yogurt
1 cup peanut butter
1 banana, mashed
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
In a medium bowl, mash banana and mix in yogurt. Slightly warm peanut butter in microwave or on the stove top, to make it easier to mix. Add peanut butter and honey to the banana and yogurt, mixing well.
You can use an ice cube tray or small paper cups to freeze the ice cream. I found some small 2 ounce plastic cups with lids at my local Walmart that worked perfectly.
Spoon ice cream into an ice cube tray or cups and freeze until set.
Recipe yields 16 – 2 ounce servings.
Winston and Lilly went nuts over their homemade ice cream! I can’t be sure, but I think they liked it better than the store bought version.