Three simple ingredients (and bacon sprinkles!) come together in this easy recipe to create the perfect hot-weather treat for dogs.


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 20 mins
2.5 cups ice cream (about 18 medium scoops)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor, combine frozen bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt. Cover and process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. If desired, add bacon and pulse just a few times to mix. Bacon crumbles can also be reserved for sprinkling on top of the ice cream before serving.

  • For small bites, portion ice cream into ice cube trays. For larger scoops, use an ice cream scoop to portion the ice cream onto a parchment-lined pan or tray. Freeze at least 2 hours or until firm. Cubes or scoops can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer up to 1 month. For the best texture, let ice cream thaw slightly before serving it to your dog.


*Do not select items that contain the ingredient xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener that is sometimes found in peanut butter and yogurt products. It can be very toxic to pets, even in small amounts.

**Bacon may induce pancreatitis in predisposed/small dog breeds, so pay attention to portion sizes.

Treats should make up no more than 10 percent of a dog's daily calorie intake.

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; fat 4g; sodium 5mg; carbohydrates 6g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 2g; sugars 3g; saturated fat 1g.