Summer is coming to an end and we have an exciting recipe to close the season out with a bang! Not only is this sweet treat perfect for summer, but it’s a special treat for your pup to have any time of the year.
Most of us love eating ice cream on a sunny day, and it can be hard to resist sharing with our four legged friends. Unfortunately, dogs can get an upset stomach from lactose. Lactose can be found in cow’s milk, which is generally used to create the ice cream that we eat as humans! To avoid this, there are alternative ingredients we can use.
Peanut Butter Delight
I call this recipe Peanut Butter Delight. Your pup will be so excited to eat it, and you will have fun making it! Don’t worry, it’s totally simple. Here’s what you will need…
- 1 cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
- 1 tsp. Raw Honey - (Local is best - that way you can support your local businesses and talk to the source)!
- 1 tbsp. Raw Goats Milk
- 1 whole banana (frozen)
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (Make sure it is without xylitol - it’s toxic to dogs. Peter Pan is my personal favorite!)
Start by simply mashing the banana with a fork in a bowl or putting it in a zip lock bag and “mashing” it with your hands. Don’t worry if there are chunks of banana left. Once mashed, combine the banana with yogurt in a bowl.
Next, get your cup of peanut butter and warm it up in the microwave or on the stove until the peanut butter is easy to stir and a soft texture. Once warm, add to your bowl with the mashed banana and yogurt. Mix well.
Add honey and raw goat milk to the bowl, making sure to mix all the ingredients together. It should start to be a creamy consistency.
The best part - toppings! This is already a naturally sweet treat, but I have been known to add a couple blueberries to the mixture. Blueberries are known to prevent chronic diseases and have the highest amount of antioxidants than any other fruit! If you want to be bold, you could even add some Real Dog treats in there - such as our pork liver.
Once you are satisfied with your ice cream flavor, pour your ice cream mixture into a non-stick container and stick it into the freezer for about 4 hours.
Once the ice cream is at your preferred consistency, just scoop and serve! Your pup will thank you.