The Cook Book: Doggy Treats

Hey all you readers!  I hope you're all enjoying your summer.  Today's recipe is a little different - because it's for all those sweet dogs in our lives. It is actually less of a recipe and more of a "throw a few things together because dogs eat almost anything" kind of post.

I have one dog that would likely eat cardboard if I dipped it in peanut butter and another dog who is rather picky {and too smart to eat cardboard}.  They both love doggie ice cream but it's a little pricey and god knows what is in it, so I came up with a simple ice cream recipe that my two little loves can enjoy after a hot summer afternoon walk.

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Doggie Ice Cream 
{makes four servings ~ double or tripple for more}

-one giant sweet potato - peeled and cut into large pieces
-1/2 cup all natural creamy peanut butter {no sugar added}
-about 1 cup of chicken or beef broth
-small plastic containers {1/2 cup size} or small paper cups

1. Boil the sweet potatoes until they are fork tender {or you can microwave them}.
2. Once the sweet potatoes are tender, drain out the water and mash them with a large spoon.
3. Mix in the peanut butter and chicken broth.  The mixture will look like an un-appetizing mush, but no worries, your dogs will love it!

4. Spoon equal amounts into small plastic containers or small paper cups and let them sit out {uncovered} until the mixture cools {about 30 minutes}.  Once the cups are cool to the touch, cover {with lids or plastic wrap} and freeze for a few hours up to several weeks.

Optional - take a thousand pictures of your dogs as they enjoy their frozen treats!
{Wait, that's just me who takes unreasonably large amounts of dog photos on a daily basis....?}

Gordita and Finn are clearly big ice cream fans ~ enjoy!


  1. Oh my in-laws fat pooch is gonna love this!! I can't wait to make it for him :)

  2. What a great recipe! My Asher would love love love this!

  3. perfect for my new puppy!

  4. Love this, I'm going to need to try this for my dog!

  5. aw love this. p.s. how come EVERY time i come to your blog you have a different layout hahahaha you are so crazy!
    xo dana

  6. LOVE this! Oh my gosh...our guys are gonna freak! Thanks bunches for sharing!

    Happy Weekend!

  7. omygosh. My moose will love this! thank you!

  8. Hahaha aww they're totally looking up smiling and thanking you in those last photos! So precious. I definitely want to give this a try for my two little guys! Thanks for sharing!
    Drey -

  9. LOVE this. I tried frozen banana and peanut butter treats from another blog recipe but my pooch has a sweet tooth beyond all things so im sure she would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing.