Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream for Dogs

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Strawberry ice cream is enjoyed by many people. But what about our dogs? Can they share in this delicious treat?

Unfortunately, the answer is no, dogs should not have human ice cream. But what you can do, is make a batch of homemade ice cream for dogs. 

The recipe below was created with only dog-safe ingredients. It has no added sugar or sugar substitutes that ice cream for humans has so much of.

Read on to learn how to make strawberry ice cream for your dog.

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Strawberry Ice Cream for Dogs

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Since dogs shouldn’t have ice cream made for humans, here is an easy recipe to make them their very own strawberry ice cream made with only dog-friendly ingredients.

Always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog new foods.

Ingredients for Dog-Safe Strawberry Ice Cream

Greek yogurt and a bag of frozen sliced strawberries.

Dog-safe strawberry ice cream is made with just 3 simple ingredients.

Strawberries

Strawberries are the star ingredient in this homemade dog ice cream. They provide natural sweetness and are also a great source of vitamin C and fiber. 

You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries in this recipe. When choosing frozen strawberries make sure to get the bag that is 100% strawberries.

If using fresh strawberries, make sure to wash them thoroughly and then remove the stems.

Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is an essential ingredient for the ice cream base. It is high in protein, calcium, and probiotics that are beneficial for your dog’s digestive system. 

Plain Greek yogurt is the best choice to use in this recipe because flavored yogurts can have added sugars and other ingredients that aren’t good for dogs. 

Avoid the low-fat and no-fat versions as they may contain artificial sweeteners like xylitol. Xylitol is toxic to dogs and should not be given to them.

Greek yogurt is used as most dogs tolerate it better than regular yogurt. If your dog is extremely sensitive to dairy, it would be better to make them dairy-free ice cream for dogs.

Water

Water is added to assist in the blending of the other ingredients. I made this recipe with frozen strawberries and needed the water to get the consistency I was looking for in these treats. 

Without the water, my blender would not puree the strawberries, it just threw them to the side of the blender.

Ingredients Measurement

1 cup (about 10 whole) strawberries

½ cup Greek yogurt

¼ cup water

Preparing Dog-Safe Strawberry Ice Cream

Gather your equipment and ingredients and start making a batch of strawberry ice cream for dogs.

Equipment

Before you start making delicious dog-safe strawberry ice cream, make sure you have all the necessary equipment on hand. 

You will need a blender, measuring cups, a spoon, a small rubber scraper or spatula, and an ice cube tray or silicone mold.

Instructions for Making Homemade Strawberry Dog Ice Cream

First, make sure your ingredients are ready. If using frozen strawberries, just measure them straight from the bag. If using fresh strawberries, wash them then cut the stems off.

Frozen strawberries underneath Greek yogurt in a blender.

Next, you will add the ingredients to the blender. I like to use my Ninja blender, but any blender that can handle frozen fruit will work.

Greek yogurt, strawberries, and water blended until smooth.

Blend the mixture until smooth.

Once the mixture is smooth it’s time to fill the molds or ice cube trays. I prefer to spoon the mixture into the tray as I can control how much comes out of the blender more easily.

Paw and bone shaped molds filled and ready for the freezer.

Once the molds are filled put them in the freezer. If you are using a silicone mold, placing it on a cookie sheet makes the transfer to the freezer easier.

Freeze for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight, to ensure the treats are fully frozen.

Bone shaped frozen strawberry ice cream for dogs on a plate.

Once your strawberry dog ice cream is frozen remove it from the mold and give one to your furry friend.

The remaining treats can be stored in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag. Store in the freezer.

A German Shepherd licking a paw shaped strawberry ice cream dog treat that is being held by someone's hand.

As you can see, both Luna and Morgan loved taste-testing their homemade strawberry ice cream for dogs.

A white poodle terrier licking a bone shaped strawberry ice cream for dogs treat that is being held by someone's hand.

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Strawberry Ice Cream for Dogs

Close up of paw shaped strawberry ice cream for dogs.

Homemade strawberry ice cream for dogs is an easy and simple 3-ingredient recipe for that your dog will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (about 10 whole) strawberries
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut the stems off of the fresh strawberries. If using frozen, just measure them out.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Fill the molds or ice cube trays with the mixture.
  5. Place in the freezer and leave in for at least 4 hours.
  6. Once frozen, remove from the molds and serve to our dog.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

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