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Beat The Heat With Dog-Safe Homemade Ice Cream

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Beat The Heat With Dog-Safe Homemade Ice Cream

Catie Grossane

 Ice cream is so very yummy! Photo credit: IG @rachyystubbs

Ice cream is so very yummy! Photo credit: IG @rachyystubbs

What’s your favorite summertime treat? If you said ice cream, you’re surely not alone. Your dog would probably really enjoy some too, which is why we’ve rounded up some dog-safe homemade ice cream recipes that are quite easy to whip up in the comfort of your own home.  We’ve also peppered in some photos of dogs enjoying the delicious frozen treat, so be sure to keep scrolling!

 nom nom nom Photo Credit: IG @andysteak_and_duncan

nom nom nom Photo Credit: IG @andysteak_and_duncan

Strawberry Doggy’s Delight Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 small tub of fresh strawberries
  • 3 or 4 cups of low/non-fat, plain yogurt

Instructions:

1. Mash the strawberries using a potato masher.
2. Mix strawberry mash with yogurt and then freeze overnight.

 "This. Is. So. Good." Photo credit: IG @dexterthescottie

"This. Is. So. Good." Photo credit: IG @dexterthescottie

Carob Chip Puppy’s Choice Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 six-ounce containers of low/non-fat, plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup of carob chips
  • 1 tbsp. of honey

Instructions:

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.
2. Pour them into cupcake liners or ice cube trays.
3. Freeze until solid.

 "When do I get my lick?" Photo credit: IG @maria10190

"When do I get my lick?" Photo credit: IG @maria10190

Top Dog Ice Cream Cloud Nine

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 cups of natural plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsps. of honey

Instructions:

1. Mash the banana and then stir it into the natural yogurt.
2. Warm the cup of peanut butter using a microwave or stove until it’s easy to stir.
3. Add the banana and yogurt mixture and the honey to the softened peanut butter.
4. Mix all ingredients until well-combined.
5. Pour the mixture into a non-stick container and then freeze overnight.

 Such a refreshing summertime treat! Photo credit: IG @mangolilllyandrose

Such a refreshing summertime treat! Photo credit: IG @mangolilllyandrose

Make It A Dog-Friendly Sundae

Safe toppings for your dog’s ice cream treat include:

  • A spoonful of applesauce
  • Some dribbles of honey
  • Bits of crispy bacon
  • A sprinkle of rice krispies
  • Dashes of toasted sesame seeds
 "mmm, strawberries" Photo credit: IG@mechinlola

"mmm, strawberries" Photo credit: IG@mechinlola

 "I'm so flipping happy right now!" Photo credit: IG @pooley1799

"I'm so flipping happy right now!" Photo credit: IG @pooley1799

 "It gets warm under all this adorable fluff, this treat is perfect!" Photo credit: IG @realhurleydog

"It gets warm under all this adorable fluff, this treat is perfect!" Photo credit: IG @realhurleydog

 Those eyes say it all. Photo credit: IG @shakolia

Those eyes say it all. Photo credit: IG @shakolia

Remember, you should never add sugar as it’s not good for you pet, and you should use yogurt with active cultures instead of dairy products. We think all the recipes sounds delicious! Which one do you think your furry friend would appreciate most? Let us know in the comments!