Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs!
This recipe will help your pup beat the summer heat
To help your dog keep cool this summer, try this “ice cream” recipe for dogs! Note: this is a treat best served outdoors, as it can be kind of messy if your dog noses it across the floor while licking away! It’s also a great treat for stuffing in a Kong before freezing. For older dogs with sensitive mouths, allow the frozen cubes to thaw for a few minutes before feeding.
1 cup of water
2 chicken livers
1 c plain low-fat yogurt
1 c solid-pack pumpkin puree (note: not pie filling)
1. Bring the water and the chicken livers to boil in a small sauce pan. Decrease the heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
2. Drain the livers, reserving the stock for pouring over food or making dog cookies. Allow the livers to cool, then chop finely.
3. Combine the livers, yogurt, and pumpkin in a medium bowl and stir until smooth.
4. Spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.
Yield: 12 “ice-cream” cubes, ¾ cup stock
This recipe is from Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritional Meals and Treats for Dogs by Rick Woodford, aka “the dog food dude.” We highly recommend checking it out for its inspiring, easy, super-healthy, vet-approved recipes your dog will adore.