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Dairy Free Dog Ice Cream Recipe

Dairy Free Dog Ice Cream Recipe

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We’re in the midst of a heat wave and even typing makes me sweat, so we’ve dug one of our favourite summer dog treat recipes out of the archives to share again. Did you know that not all dogs can eat dairy? Just like people, some dogs are sensitive to it. If your dog gets an upset stomach after a taste of ice cream or yogurt – or if you have the kind of dog that turns their nose up at sweet, fruity treats, this dairy-free frozen dog treat recipe might be just the thing for you!


When the weather is hot, my dogs love to eat ice cream. The only problem? Human ice cream is creamy, fatty and filled with sugar. Many store bought ice creams for dogs have grains and other undesirable ingredients. Our dairy free dog ice cream recipe is made without yogurt,  doesn’t require an ice cream machine and it will drive your dog wild.

Dairy Free Dog Ice Cream Recipe
This dairy free dog ice cream sounds super gross… unless you happen to be a dog. Then it sounds woofing fabulous.

A few weeks ago I shared our chicken dog ice cream recipe on Facebook.

Chicken dog ice cream is ridiculously simple two ingredient recipe that is a Casa de Kolchak favourite. The only challenge? In order to keep it smooth and creamy, not hard and icy, you needed an ice cream machine.  Not everyone has one of those. In fact, I’m guessing that most people don’t have one. Luckily, you don’t need fancy equipment to make dog ice cream. All you need is a few plastic baggies, a woofload of ice and some salt. Oh, and a few ingredients!

Squash and Sardine Dairy-Free Dog Ice Cream Recipe

Materials

  • 1 cup. Mashed or Canned Squash
  • 1 tin. Low Sodium Sardines, packed in water
  • 1 5.5 oz can Coconut Milk
  • 1 packet Knox plain gelatin

Instructions

In a bowl, whisk together coconut milk & gelatin. Add squash and sardines (including liquid). Mash well with a fork until the mix is smooth (or pulse it in the blender or food processor).

Quick Freeze Method (Great for those tiny humans!)

Additional Ingredients:

Optional:

Ice

4 tbsp. rock salt

Place mix in a medium freezer bag. Press out all air and seal the bag, then place inside a second freezer bag. Press out the air and seal that one as well.

Fill a large freezer bag with ice. (Crushed ice works best, but cubes will get the job done too.) Sprinkle 4 tbsp. of salt over the ice cubes. Place the baggie of the mix into the bag with the ice, press out the excess air and close the seal.

Wrap the bag in a towel, then shake and massage the bag, making sure the ice surrounds the ice cream mix. Shake for 5 - 8 minutes until creamy & frozen.

Slow Freeze Method (Easy & Less Clean Up):

Place mix in a medium freezer bag. Press out all air and seal the bag, then place inside a second freezer bag. Press out the air and seal that one as well.

Place bag in the freezer. Remove every 20 minutes and massage the mix, breaking up any ice chunks that may be forming (check the corners and along the seal!) Ice cream will take 2 or 3 hours to freeze properly.

Smelling the ice cream for dogs for the first time.
Smelling the ice cream for dogs for the first time.
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Om nom nom nom

I think Kolchak approves, don’t you?

Do you ever give your dog frozen treats? Do they love it??

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