6 Non-Dairy Dog Ice Cream Recipes

Vanilla ice cream in a bowl with mint garnish

It is no secret that most dogs love ice cream and won’t need a second invitation to gulp one. Unfortunately, some dogs have digestive issues (lactose intolerant) due to which they cannot digest milk and other dairy products. For such canines, it can be troublesome to consume milky ice cream regularly.

Consequently, you will need safe alternatives to ensure that your pet’s health is not compromised. The following non-dairy ice cream recipes can help you fulfill the dessert cravings of your dog.

Non-Dairy Frozen Dog Treat

Coconut milk is the perfect alternative to fresh milk as it is completely safe for dogs. Similarly, peanut butter is also a healthy commodity provided that it has no Xylitol in it. The combination of these two ingredients results in a lactose-free frozen yogurt that your dog will love to enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of coconut milk
  • 1 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter*
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 4 probiotic capsules (optional, I like GutSense)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour liquid into freezable containers, seal with a lid and freeze for 4-6 hours.
  3. Serve frozen and let your puppy enjoy it!

Thank you to Making Thyme for Health for this recipe.

Watermelon Ice Cream for Dogs

watermelon ice cream in 2 bowls with 2 spoons next to a half watermelon

This simple recipe is not only good for dogs but is also a delicacy for humans to try. You just need some watermelon and coconut milk to prepare this watermelon ice cream for your canine companion. The mentioned quantity of ingredients is for 1 serving (2 cups).

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups frozen watermelon
  • ¼ cup of coconut milk

Equipment

  • Freezer
  • Food Processor

Directions

  1. Wash melon before cutting.
  2. Dice a few cups of watermelon, removing seeds as you go.
  3. Place in the freezer for 4 hours (or overnight if you prefer).
  4. Place 1 1/2 cups of frozen melon in the food processor.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of yogurt.
  6. Blitz in the food processor, adding more fruit or yogurt to adjust flavor and texture.
  7. Serve immediately.

Thank you to The Dog People for this recipe.

Lactose-free Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

sliced banana and peanutbutter on plate next to bunch of bananas

Are you looking for a natural and organic frozen dessert for your dog? This peanut butter and banana dog treat is the perfect destination for your search. Because this delicacy is non-dairy, it is suitable even for those canines that cannot digest milk. The stated quantities of ingredients are for 1 serving.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 4 plastic mini cups (you can also use paper cups)

Directions

  1. Peel and slice your bananas.
  2. Freeze banana slices.
  3. Put frozen banana slices in a food processor and blend. You’ll need to scrape down the sides a few times. It will get pretty thick.
  4. Keep blending until it smooths out into soft serve banana ice cream.
  5. Add peanut butter and mix well.
  6. Separate into 3-4 cups and freeze.

NOTE: If you are using paper cups, don’t forget to remove the paper before giving the treats to the dog.

Thank you to Life, Love and Sugar for this recipe.

Mixed Fruit Ice Creams for Dogs

assortment of fruits and ice creams in bowls with ingredients scattered on counter

Many fruits are suitable for canines and can be used to make delicious and healthy ice creams for your dogs. Following are a couple of recipes that you can use to make scrumptious desserts for your companion.

Berries Splash Dog Ice Cream

This is ideal ice cream for those canines who need to avoid fats, proteins, and dairy products. The vitamin-rich berries make a tasty and refreshing sorbet, which is packed with healthy fiber and antioxidants. Likewise, this frozen dessert is extremely low on calories that will keep the weight of your dog in check.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed berries (strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry)
  • ½ cup of cold water

Directions

  1. Place berries and half the cold water in your food processor and pulse until smooth. 
  2. Add more water as necessary to achieve your desired texture.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Tropical Twist Dog Ice Cream

tropical fruits and ice cream in ice cream dish on white background

Just like the berries splash, this ice cream is also suitable for dogs with milk sensitivities. In this recipe, we use mango and pineapple to prepare an irresistible treat for your pet. The mentioned quantities of ingredients are for 1 serving.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup of frozen mango
  • Coconut milk (1/2 cup)

Directions

  1. Combine fruit in the bowl of your food processor and half the coconut milk.
  2. Blitz until combined, adding more coconut milk as necessary to get the consistency you want.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Thank you to rover.com for this recipe.

Dairy-free Dog Ice Cream

bottle of milk on white background with red circle and slash mark over it

This dog ice cream may seem creamy but there is no lactose in it. The essence of this recipe lies in the texture of one of its ingredients and that is banana.

Banana is quite healthy for dogs due to the presence of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. However, it must be given in a controlled quantity because of being rich in glucose. The other two ingredients of this dairy-free ice cream are coconut oil and cinnamon (supplements).

Ingredients:

  • 2 slightly ripe bananas
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. First, peel and cut the bananas into medium-thick slices. Then put them on a plate, cover them with plastic wrap, and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. After half an hour, take the bananas out of the freezer and blend them with the coconut oil. Within a few seconds, you’ll see a creamy paste form, very similar to that of homemade ice cream.
  3. Finally, add the cinnamon. Then mix it up, and you’ll have delicious homemade ice cream for your dog.

Thank you to My Animals for this recipe.

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