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It’s finally starting to feel like summer here in North Dakota. Since it is finally starting to heat up here, I think it’s time for a new batch of dairy-free dog ice cream.
Homemade dog ice cream is a great treat to give Luna (and Morgan) on hot summer days. Luna gets so hot whenever it gets above 70, especially when it’s sunny out, that I want to give her something cool to eat.
This recipe is very similar to the Ice Cream for Dogs that I posted about previously, but it has one major difference.
The previous recipe has yogurt in it and this one does not.
Just like humans, not all dogs can eat dairy products. Because of this, I wanted to try a dairy-free dog ice cream. One that most dogs should be able to eat.
This recipe only has 2 ingredients, which I believe most dogs can eat. Those ingredients are peanut butter and bananas.
If your dog is allergic to peanut butter, or someone in your house is, you could even make these with just bananas.
Both Luna and Morgan love eating plain bananas so much that I think they would enjoy these even without the peanut butter.
Dairy-free dog ice cream
You need to get 2 ripe bananas (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup peanut butter (make sure the peanut butter does not contain xylitol)
I used 2 frozen bananas (peels on) and I found out that peeling a frozen banana is a lot harder than a fresh banana. I suggest if you are freezing bananas to make this with in the future, to peel the banana first.
Once you have the bananas peeled, mash them or use a food processor to get them smooth. Frozen bananas can be run through the food processor without thawing them first.
Once the bananas are completely mashed, mix in the peanut butter. Mix until combined.
Then spoon it into an ice cube tray or some other small container. I used a normal ice cube tray, but I would love to have these bone and paw shaped ones.
Freeze until solid.
Once solid you can give them to your dog(s). If you have more than you want to serve at one time the rest can be stored in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container.
Morgan and Luna both enjoyed their dairy-free dog ice cream, gobbling it up so fast it was hard to get a picture.
I plan to make more of these throughout the summer for a cool treat when my dogs are outside.
What do you give your dogs to help keep them cool during the summer?