Mixed Berry Doggie Ice Cream with PB Milkbone Crumble
February 23, 2019 by Nicole Collins
We’re celebrating our 4 legged friends today!
Last weekend, we had a birthday party for my baby Bella. She celebrated her golden birthday this year…she turned 12 on the 12th. I still can’t believe I’ve been responsible for keeping someone else other than myself alive for a whole 12 years. I’ve had her since she was 10 weeks old; but I’m telling you, it seems like just yesterday that I brought her home.
We were recovering from a snow storm on her actual birthday, so I thought we’d be in better shape to have her party over the weekend. Because mama knows best. And, mama knows that her doggies are a little on the messy side. So, birthday parties are had outside.
Besides, I think Bella needed the extra time to decide if her new brother would be invited it her party. I’m pretty sure she wanted me to ship him off to Timbuktu as her present this year.
Instead of sending Bisco off to never never land, I decided to make her a special birthday dessert. She seemed ok with it!
I’ve always called Bella my Valentine’s baby even though she wasn’t actually born on Valentine’s Day. So, I figured a pink treat would be appropriate this year. And she’s kind of a diva, so I knew I needed to make something extra fancy this year. But most important of all, my baby is lactose intolerant. So, I have to be careful with what I give her.
But, there’s one thing I know she LOVES…doggie ice cream!
So, that’s what we’re making today. Mixed Berry Doggie Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Milkbone Crumble.
Fancy, right! Only the best for my little girl…
Let me start by saying that this ice cream is not just to be enjoyed by the doggies. It’s a super simple, totally healthy, 3 ingredient recipe consisting of frozen bananas, frozen berries, and coconut milk. That means mommies and daddies can enjoy this pet friendly treat right along side their babies.
However, I’d save the special crumble topping for the pups.
Sometimes, the best part of the ice cream is the toppings, right? So, why shouldn’t our doggos have the same luxury? And, that’s where the Peanut Butter Milkbone Crumble comes in.
It’s as simple as running some milkbone doggie cookies, a little peanut butter, and some rolled oats through a food processor. The peanut butter provides all of the moisture we need for these dry ingredients to become something delicious for our furry friends. And, if you have some extra crumble left over, you can mix it in with the doggie's dinner for an extra special treat.
This doggie ice cream sundae is pretty much the doggie version of peanut butter and jelly without all of the added sugar and bad stuff that makes our babies sick. But just like with humans, special treats should be enjoyed in moderation by our doggie friends too. We don’t want to give them a tummy ache. Poor Bisco has a super sensitive tummy, and he did great with this special treat!
I have a feeling this was the first birthday party Bisco has ever attended. He was not really sure how to wear his party hat, he had no sense of personal space, and he had pink ice cream all over his face within a matter of seconds. Actually, they both did. They were licking ice cream off of each other's noses. Oye, these doggies...
It's a pretty special thing to be able to enjoy a treat with your babies that's totally healthy for everyone. And you can absolutely make a batch to keep in the freezer for special occasions. You'll just have to give it a few mins to thaw before scooping, because it does get pretty solid when in the freezer for a prolonged amount of time. But seriously, this is a good treat to keep in the freezer for you too!
Alright everyone! I think we've partied hard enough for today, don't you? So, let's get ready for the weekend with some ice cream for everyone by our side. Because where there's food, there's snouts ready to devour it!
Have a great weekend, and let's eat!
Mixed Berry Doggie Ice Cream with PB Milkbone Crumble
Serves: 4 Print
2 very ripe bananas, quartered and frozen
1 cup frozen mixed berries
½ cup coconut milk
4 Milkbone dog cookies
1/8 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp peanut butter
Place frozen banana chunks, frozen mixed berries, and coconut milk in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to serving dish or a freezer safe container. Serve immediately or freeze until ready to serve.
Rinse out food processor bowl, and add Milkbone cookies, oats, and peanut butter. Process until cookies are crumbled and mix is combined. Top berry ice cream with desired amount of crumble. Store leftover crumble in an airtight container.
*I keep a bag of frozen bananas in my freezer at all times for smoothies, and now for doggie ice cream! When the bananas are very ripe (more black on the skin than yellow), peel and chop them in to quarters. Space them out individually on a plate or or tray, and place them in the freezer. After a few hours when they're completely frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag until ready to use.
*If you have leftovers or you're not serving this immediately, the doggie ice cream will get hard in the freezer. Run the closed container of ice cream under hot water for 10-15 seconds, and run your ice cream scoop or spoon under hot water for a few seconds. This will help the doggie ice cream to be loosen up a bit and be scooped out easily.
*These ingredients are totally dog friendly and good for your pups, but keep in mind moderation is still key.
*This isn't a bad snack for the humans, either! Just skip the Milkbone crumble if you're going to enjoy this snack with your puppies.