Dogs love frozen treats when the temperature rises, and this doggy ice cream is as healthy as can be. ‘Healthy’ and ‘ice cream’ in the same sentence? You read that right. This two-ingredient recipe uses just cantaloupe and yogurt, but you can substitute any melon and any milk-type product your dog likes.

 Two-Ingredient Dog-Friendly Cantaloupe Ice Cream Recipe

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2 ingredient ice cream recipe for dogs

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Frozen Ripe Cantaloupe
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Yogurt

Equipment

  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Freezer

Instructions

Make sure you have space for your cantaloupe in the freezer. Then, scrub the outside of the cantaloupe thoroughly.

Slice the melon in half and remove seeds.

Slice each half into quarters and remove skin, and then dice the fruit into bite-size chunks.

cantaloupe ice cream recipe

Place cut melon in the freezer. The more space around your melon chunks, the faster they will freeze, so if you’re in a rush, place pieces on a cookie sheet for air flow.

When completely frozen (2-4 hours or overnight), place about 2 cups of melon pieces into the food processor.

Add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt.

Pulse until combined, adding a little cool water if needed to blend to your preferred consistency.

That’s it!

Notes:

If your dog is lactose intolerant, you can skip the yogurt, though it does change the consistency. A little peanut butter can work instead.

Tasting Notes

Bea says ice cream is very delicious.

This recipe tastes great to humans, too! Take it to the next level with a drizzle of honey and a mint sprig.


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