I always love to find a great recipe and especially one that will save me some money. Using three ingredients of pumpkin, peanut butter and yogurt you can become doggie ice cream master. This recipe came from Cesar Milan magazine and was submitted by Capree Kimball.
Buddy, my dog and former writer of the Ask Buddy column usually gets a frozen cup of Frosty Paws ice cream on hot days. When I leave to go out it keeps him busy as I am exiting the house. It really cuts down on the doggie drama as I leave to go somewhere.
Pumpkin ice cream for dogs
Frosty Paws brand dog ice cream is not always on the shelf in the ice cream section of the supermarket and when I do find it I have to fork over big bucks for a box of 4 individual serving cups. This recipe makes as much as 3 boxes of the store brand and costs less than one box of Frosty Paws.
I save the empty dog food plastics from Beneful to use in this recipe. I also save the little plastic applesauce cups. With the holidays in full swing I like to have a fast, easy recipe that is also healthy for my dog. This can be eaten by humans too!
1 can (29 oz.) pumpkin puree
½ cup pumpkin
1 cup plain yogurt
Pumpkin, yogurt, peanut butter in bowl
Mix pumpkin, yogurt, peanut butter in bowl
Add pumpkin puree, peanut butter and yogurt to a mixing bowl. You can also so this in a blender for added smoothness. I prefer to not have to wash out the blender. Either way the recipe turns out fine.
Scoop mixture into small containers or into a large plastic food tray. If you use one large container you will be able to use an ice cream scooper to portion sizes. The scoops can be refrozen at a later time. Use ice cube trays for smaller dogs.
Empty dog food containers
(I let my dog lick the empty bowl and he gave me a 'paws up' sign.)
Cover and freeze for several hours or a day before serving.
Store pumpkin ice cream in freezer
Happy Holidays to all my readers and their pets. Thank you for your loyalty and trying the recipes. Remember to share some of this recipe with another dog you know and spread the Aloha Spirit whereever you live.
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