Keoki's Corner

Make Your Own FroYo for Fido

Pets of all kinds love ice cream; dogs, however, seem to be the biggest fans. Many people share their ice cream with their dogs, and some even get their own bowl! While it may taste great, ice cream is not a healthy snack for dogs. There are commercial versions of dog ice cream available at the supermarket but could contain ingredients that may disagree with your pet. Why not make your pet their own healthy version?

The recipe below is tried and true with my own dog. I love giving it to him after we get back from a long hike.

Fido FroYo

Fido FroYo
Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz. container plain low fat yogurt
    • A good source of protein and beneficial bacteria
    • Buy plain yogurt to minimize the amount of added sugar in the recipe
  • 2/3 cup ground flaxseed
    • Contains fiber, lignans, and omega fatty acids – great for skin and coat
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
    • Contains potassium, fiber and adds just a touch of sweetness without added sugar

fido froyo in cup-cake panLine each well in a muffin pan with paper muffin liners.Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir until well mixed. Divide the mixture into the molds and fill to just below the top of the linen.  You want enough space at the top so you can easily peal it off when you are ready to use it.  Freeze for 3-4 hours. Once it is frozen, pop the treats out of the tin and place into a zip lock bag. Can be stored frozen for up to 6 months.

To serve, remove the paper wrapper and place in a bowl.  I keep my dog in the kitchen or his crate when he gets them because he has a habit of carrying it around the house!

The possible mix-ins are endless, you can add pumpkin puree, mashed blueberries, peanut butter, or carob chips.

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Have you made your own ice cream or other treats for your pet?  We’d love to hear about it!  Leave a comment on our facebook page.