Easy Homemade Ice Cream And Frozen Treat Recipe To Make For Your Dog This Summer.
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Keep your dog cool this summer with this 3 ingredient homemade ice cream recipe and the easiest frozen treat recipe. Bonus, they are packed with health benefits!
The summer season is in full force with its heat in the south. I have to get creative on how to keep Teddy cool during the summer heat. Pools and cooling vests or bandanas are a great start but Teddy prefers to stay cool with frozen treats or home made ice cream. I promise you these 2 recipes are the easiest to make and you only need 2-3 ingredients for both!
What are the health benefits?
Not only are they easy, they are packed with health benefits. Both recipes include berries, which are full of high levels of antioxidants and a phytochemical compound called polyphenol. Both are known to help fight harmful free radicals that could damage your healthy cells. For homemade ice cream you can use plain greek yogurt or goat's milk. Greek yogurt is full of probiotics, calcium, magnesium and protein. Make sure your greek yogurt is plain and does not have added sugar or artificial sweeteners, like xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs. Many dogs cannot tolerate the lactose found in greek yogurt which may cause them to get bloated and have diarrhea. Goat’s milk or Kefir is an excellent alternative! Both are full of probiotics and are raw so are a great addition to a raw diet. Learn more about the benefits of goat’s milk and kefir here. I included coconut oil in the ice cream to add more health benefits. Coconut oil has many nutrients, including high amounts of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) which may promote better cognitive function. Bone broth used in the frozen treats has a plethora of vitamins and minerals such as chondroitin, gelatin and glucosamine, which are great for joint health. You can learn more about the other benefits of bone broth here.
Remember to feed your dog treats in moderation (about 10% of diet) to not upset their digestive systems. I recommend feeding your dog a small amount to see how they react initially.
How to Make Homemade Dog-Friendly Ice Cream Recipe
Greek Yogurt or Goat’s milk or Kefir
Blend together in a mixer.
Freeze for at least 6-8hrs
Allow 5-10 mins to thaw
How to Make Dog-Friendly Frozen Treats Recipe
Cut fruit into small pieces.
Place in silicone mold.
Fill mold with bone broth.
Freeze for at least 6-8hrs.
Enjoy on a Hot Summer Day!
Greek yogurt gave the ice cream more of a creamy texture while goat's milk/kefir did not.
Always consult a veterinarian about your dog's diet.