10 Dec Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Dog Ice Cream Recipe
Why should humans get to eat all the ice cream? Dogs deserve ice cream too! This Sweet potato dog ice cream is filled with delicious, wholesome ingredients to keep your furry friend healthy and happy.
What’s In Dog Ice Cream?
The ingredients for this dog ice cream are very simple. The ice cream base consists of yogurt. Plain, low, and non-fat yogurt is highly beneficial for dogs.
Yogurt is calcium-rich and has probiotic properties. Including a minuscule amount of yogurt in your dog’s kibble can even help their digestion and keep them satiated longer.
The next ingredient in this dog ice cream is peanut butter. As furry parents know, dogs are crazy about peanut butter. When consumed in moderation, peanut butter is an invaluable reservoir of healthy fats, niacin, protein, and vitamins B and E.
When adding peanut butter to your dog’s diet, ensure Xylitol-free. Xylitol is a sweetener that is poisonous to dogs. Though most peanut butter does not contain Xylitol, read the ingredient list before purchasing the peanut butter.
The next ingredient is mashed sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are superstar ingredients such as carotenoids like vitamin C and vitamin A, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
Additionally, sweet potatoes are also a rich source of fiber, pyridoxine, magnesium, and potassium. Furthermore, they are also rich sources of essential minerals such as manganese and iron. These nutrients as responsible for several jobs, such as transporting oxygen to cells.
Next on the ingredient list is cinnamon. Unlike other spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon is not harmful to dogs, and it is used in several types of dog treats.
Cinnamon has several anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial for older dogs who have arthritis or muscle soreness. Furthermore, these anti-inflammatory properties help joint pain and decreasing swelling. Cinnamon’s antioxidant properties also protect dogs against neurological disorders.
Finally, the last ingredient in this dog ice cream recipe is bananas. Not only are they healthy for dogs, but bananas add structure in addition to a hint of sweetness. Bananas contain copious amounts of vitamins, fiber, potassium, copper, and biotin. Moreover, they contain small amounts of cholesterol and sodium.
What If I Don’t Have Silicone Trays?
Though silicone trays make cute ice cream treats, the main reason they are used is to create small portions. That being said, silicone trays are not a necessity. You can use ice cube trays as a mold or pour the ice cream mixture into a resealable freezer-safe bag, freeze it and break it into smaller pieces once it sets.
How to Store Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Dog Ice Cream
Once the sweet potato peanut butter dog ice cream is set, remove them from the silicone mold and place them into a sealable freezer-safe bag, these sweet potato peanut butter dog treats will keep six months in the freezer.
Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Dog Ice Cream Recipe
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup sweet potato puree
- ⅓ cup Xylitol-free peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Place the plain yogurt, sweet potato puree, peanut butter, banana, and cinnamon into a blender and blend it into a smooth mixture.
- Pour the sweet potato peanut butter ice cream base into the silicone mold, ice cube tray, or resealable freezer bag and freeze it for 4-6 hours to set.
- Remove the ice cream treats from the mold.
- Serve and enjoy!
- This recipe yields about 20 ice cream treats, so you will need at least 2-3 silicone molds or ice.