Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs

Bone shaped pumpkin ice cream for dogs.

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Does your dog love to eat pumpkin? Do they love to eat dog ice cream? If they do, this dog ice cream recipe is for them! 

Pumpkin ice cream for dogs is an easy to make two-ingredient frozen treat that combines both pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt into a delicious treat for your dog.

If your dogs are anything like Luna and Morgan they are sure to love this tasty treat! So get ready to whip up a quick batch of pumpkin ice cream for your dog.

Two-Ingredient Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

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  • ½ cup of pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt


First, clear a flat space in your freezer for the treats to set.

Silicone molds on a cookie sheet.

Next, prepare a silicone mold by placing it onto a small cookie sheet. This will make it easier to move the mold from the counter to the freezer. You can also use a regular ice cube tray instead of a silicone mold and cookie sheet.

Pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt in a mixing bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt.

Pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt mixed in a bowl.

Mix well, creating a smooth, creamy texture.

Silicone mold filled with pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt mixture.

Carefully fill your silicone molds or ice cube trays with the mixture. I find it easiest to spoon it into the mold versus trying to pour it into the mold. Don’t worry if it’s slightly messy; your dog doesn’t care how neat the treat looks.

Place the filled mold in the freezer, allowing the treats to freeze completely. This should take around 4 hours but can take longer, depending on how cold your freezer is. Leaving them overnight will ensure they are frozen solid.

A single bone shaped pumpkin dog ice cream on the counter top.

Once the treats are frozen, pop them out of the mold and give one to your dog. Store them in an airtight container, like a plastic freezer bag, in the freezer. 

A white poodle terrier licking a pumpkin ice cream dog treat that is being held in a person's hand.

Remember that these treats should be given in moderation, as with any other food item. Enjoy seeing your dog savor this delicious and refreshing pumpkin ice cream treat!

Notes About Making Frozen Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

When making frozen homemade pumpkin dog treats, there are a couple of things about the ingredients and tips that you should be aware of to ensure your furry friend enjoys a healthy, delicious treat.

Pumpkin has many benefits for dogs including being able to aid with both diarrhea and constipation. Because it can help with either of these issues, there is the possibility that your dog will develop either of these issues if given too much pumpkin. To limit this risk it’s best to limit the amount of pumpkin ice cream you give your dog daily.

You can adjust the size of your pumpkin ice cream treats based on the size of your dog. Either get smaller silicone molds for small dogs or just don’t fill the ice cube tray full. Large dogs can tolerate larger treats but it’s still best to limit it to no more than 1 treat a day.

This recipe can be made with either canned pumpkin or your own pumpkin puree that you made prior to this recipe. If you use canned pumpkin make sure you get the one that is 100% pureed pumpkin and NOT the pumpkin pie filling. This can be confusing as some brands have a picture of pumpkin pie on both the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie filling labels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe for dogs to consume pumpkin ice cream?

Yes, pumpkin ice cream specifically made for dogs is safe for them to consume. However, it is crucial to stick to recipes that are pet-friendly and use ingredients that are safe for dogs. Regular ice cream contains lactose and sugars that could be harmful to your dog’s digestive system, so opting for ingredients like Greek yogurt and pumpkin puree is a better choice. 

How can I make dog ice cream without using yogurt?

You can still create delicious ice cream for your dog without using yogurt by following a dairy-free ice cream for dogs recipe. Honestly, if your dog is anything like mine, they don’t care what you call it, they just want the treat!

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