dog eating ice cream recipe for dogs

The ideal homemade ice cream for dogs is delicious, nutritious and easy to make. With only three simple ingredients — that are all healthy for your pup — this homemade dog ice cream is the best way to treat Fido to something cool and sweet this summer. Just one lick will have your dog begging for more!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours (includes waiting for the dog ice cream to freeze in the freezer)
Total time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 3 (for medium sized dogs)


  • Ice Cream
    • 1 cup plain pumpkin puree (no spices or flavorings)
    • 1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • Sprinkles

making dog safe icecream - homemade dog icecream recipe


  1. Spoon the pumpkin puree into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid, approximately 4 hours.
    dog ice cream step 1 - spoon pumpkin puree into ice cube tray
    dog ice cream step 1 - freezing pumpkin puree
  2. Once frozen, place the frozen pumpkin puree into a food processor.
    dog ice cream step 2 - place frozen pumpkin puree in food processor
  3. Add ½ cup of non-fat plain yogurt and pulse until combined.
    dog icecream step 3 - blend frozen pumpkin puree with non-fat plain yogurt
  4. Continue to add the remaining yogurt until you reach your desired consistency.
    dog icecream step 4 - add yogurt to reach desired consistency
  5. Pour the ice cream into your dog’s bowl.
    dog ice cream scoops in a bowl - homemade dog safe icecream
  6. Break up and sprinkle Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Chicken Breast Dog Treats over the top of the ice cream for a boost of protein and extra flavor.
  7. Serve this new favorite to your furry friend!


Be sure to also check out our homemade doggy birthday cake recipe.