The Cook Book: Doggy Treats



Hey all you love.ly 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!



11 comments:

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

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

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  3. perfect for my new puppy!

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

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  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

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


    Happy Weekend!
    xo

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

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  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 - highdollarhippie.blogspot.com

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  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.

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