Saturday, July 10, 2010

Best Friend "Ice Cream!"

This is going to be a posting of a different sort.  Today I bring you "ice cream" for your best friend -- your dog!  Partly because I've got a very simple and delicious (at least my dog thinks so) recipe, and partly because my oven is broken and I can't bake anything!  I am going through serious baking withdrawal here, people.  There are countless cobblers, crisps, tarts, crostata, buckles, grunts, slumps, cookies, and cakes of all sorts calling to me and I cannot get to them.  For someone who loves to bake, this is a serious crisis.  The good news is that the repairman was here yesterday and the parts have been ordered so hopefully I will be back in the swing of things very soon!

My dog, Duncan (known to his legion of fans everywhere as "The Dunky"), goes absolutely bonkers when I even go near the freezer now.  His little doggie mind leaps immediately to "ICE CREAM FOR ME!!!"  Well, most of the time I am not going to the freezer for him, but when I do, he is ecstatic!  Truth be told, this isn't really ice cream (as I'm sure you have figured out by now), it's frozen yogurt (please don't tell Duncan).  

You'll see in the picture at the top of the post, I've repurposed used (washed) Ciao Bella sorbet cups but you can use plain, old Dixie cups.  I've clearly marked it with a "D" (for dog or, in our case, Duncan) so we don't accidentally eat his ice cream.  Not that it would be a bad thing because there is absolutely nothing in here that humans couldn't eat.  But Duncan would not be too happy with us if we depleted his stockpile of doggie ice cream.

So if you've got a doggie in your house, whip up a batch of this frozen treat.  He or she will undoubtedly become your new BFF (as if they weren't already).

Doggie "Ice Cream"

16 oz vanilla yogurt
2 TB peanut butter
1 very ripe banana, mashed

Spoon the yogurt and peanut butter into a blender.  Whip until well mixed.  Add in a handful of blueberries and the banana.  Whip all together.  Pour into cups and cover (if using the Ciao Bella cups, use the provided covers; if not, cover with aluminum foil).  Pop into the freezer. When ready to serve, microwave on high for 20 seconds to soften.

Print Recipe Here


  1. Broken oven!? Please get down from the roof; the crisis hotline people can help.

    I would love to make ice cream for my cat Robusto, but he would probably just sniff it and walk away.

  2. My mother-in-law would be tickled by this! What a precious pooch you have and what a yummy summer treat. I would be happy with this doggie ice cream!


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