PB & Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Dog Icecream

Courtesy of Capree from Dog-Milk 

 

Written, with love, on: June 10, 2019 

You know what they all say, life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time. This recipe was developed by Capree from Dog-Milk!

This recipe is for pumpkin ice-cream! Although most people know that pumpkin is in season during the fall, you can get canned pumpkin all year round. So this recipe works for summer and fall! Especially, if you wish to blend your own pumpkin puree. 

But why insist on pumpkin in the summer you ask? We at Heed are obsessed with all things to do with digestive health and pumpkin is perfect for this because of all the fiber! 


Total Time 4 hours

Servings 5 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 29oz can of 100% pure pumpkin puree (This is available all year round in the grocery store)
  • ½ C Peanut Butter
  • 1 C Plain Yogurt

    Substitute for Plain Yogurt: Dairy free yogurt

    Steps

    Step 1: Add Pumpkin puree, peanut butter and yogurt to a blender and smooth out ingredients.

    Step 2: Pour blended ingredients into a silicone freezer mold or ice cube tray for individualized portions.

    Step 3: Cover up silicone mold with cling wrap and freeze in the freezer from 4hrs-overnight if possible.

    Step 4: Once the ice-cream is frozen, serve it up in your pup’s favorite bowl.


    Nutritional Benefits

    • Pumpkin: Pumpkins for canines is nutrient rich in A vitamins, potassium and fiber. Pumpkins rich moisture content aids in dehydration. The perfect thirst quencher for summer!
    • Yogurt: Yogurt is packed with live active bacteria (Known to us as probiotics) which help regulate your pup’s digestive health and boosts their immune system defense.
    • Peanut Butter: Peanut butter in moderation is a great source of protein and healthy fats for dogs.

     

    Regarding concerns about yogurt — Plain yogurt in small amounts is perfectly safe for dogs. (If your dog is lactose intolerant than you can substitute with dairy free yogurt options for these recipes)

    Cooking for your pup is a fun way to strengthen the bond with them. We encourage you to try these recipes but also to mix it up and develop your own. We guarantee that your pups would be delighted to taste test your DIY (Doggie-it-yo’self) treats!

    *Share your best recipe and pup taste tester pics with us and we will feature your pup across our social pages! Now doesn’t that sound tasty?! Give us a bark at hello@heedfoods.com!