How to Make Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs (Easy Steps & Complete Guide)

Knowing how to make pumpkin ice cream for dogs is an excellent way to provide a tasty treat. The following recipes will not only provide plenty of nutrients and energy for your dog, but they’ll also enjoy eating it too.

Minty Pumpkin Ice Cream

This is a tasty dish that uses only the finest and best ingredients. The coconut milk will provide vitamin D while the mint will aid your dog’s digestion.

Items You’ll Need

  • Large Spoon
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Pourable Bowl or Container
  • Ice Cream Maker

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Heavy Coconut Cream
  • 2¼ Cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tsp Mint, dried

Instructions

  1. Stir pumpkin puree, dried mint, coconut cream and milk into a saucepan over low heat. Take it off the heat when foam appears around the edges of the pan.
  2. Transfer to a pourable bowl or container. Chill thoroughly for at least 2 hours.
  3. Pour cold ice cream mix into an ice cream maker, turn on the machine, and churn according to manufacturer’s directions, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. When frozen, serve it to your dog right away or portion it out and save it for later.

Apple-Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt

This apple-pumpkin ice cream is not just delicious for your dog, but you may even want to have a bite of it yourself. You can enjoy this ice cream together.

Items You’ll Need

  • Whisk
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Freezer-Safe Containers

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Tbsp Applesauce (thick)
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 32 Oz Plain and Full Fat Greek-Strained Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In the bowl, use your whisk to blend the pumpkin, applesauce and raw honey. Ensure it’s smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the yogurt and continue to blend the mixture well.
  3. Divvy up the mixture into freezer-safe containers.
  4. Freeze for at least 2 hours but overnight is better.

Pumpkin Pate for Puppies

This ice cream recipe will help keep your pup cool throughout the summer. However, you may want to serve this one outside because it might get a little messy.

Items You’ll Need

  • Small Sauce Pan
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Ice Cube Tray

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Chicken Livers
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree

Instructions

  1. With the small sauce pan, boil the chicken livers and water. Once you reach the boiling point, lower the heat to medium and simmer for about eight minutes.
  2. Remove the livers and set them off to the side. You can either keep the stock for other dog food recipes or throw it down the drain.
  3. Once the livers are cool to the touch, chop them in tiny bits.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, pumpkin and livers until well blended and smooth.
  5. Put a spoonful of the mixture into each compartment of the ice tray.
  6. Freeze it for at least two hours, but overnight is better.

Simple Pumpkin Ice Cream

This is a basic pumpkin ice cream recipe that’s perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs. You can skip the cinnamon if you don’t want to add it. However, this is so versatile that you can even serve it after chilling it. You don’t have to freeze it.

Items You’ll Need

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Freezer-Safe Containers or Popsicle Mold

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in the medium-sized mixing bowl with a whisk. Blend together until well-incorporated; about two minutes.
  2. Spoon the mixture into freezer-safe containers or a popsicle mold.
  3. Allow this to sit in the freezer for about three hours. However, it’s always better to let it sit overnight.

Pumpkin Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

This is a lovely lactose-free ice cream recipe that provides a nice cooling food for your pooch in summertime.

Items You’ll Need

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Small Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Ice Cube Tray or Popsicle Molds

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Whole Goat’s Milk
  • 1 Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp Ginger, dried and powdered
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, powdered

Instructions

  1. In the small saucepan and on low heat, warm the goat’s milk and pumpkin puree while stirring constantly with the whisk.
  2. Heat until you see foam form on the edges of the pan.
  3. Remove the pan and let the mixture cool down for about five minutes.
  4. Either pour or spoon it into ice cube trays or a popsicle mold.
  5. Allow this to set and freeze for at least three hours.

Is Pumpkin Pie Filling Okay for Dogs to Eat?

No, do not give your dog pumpkin pie filling. All the recipes mentioned here require plain, unseasoned pumpkin puree. This is because pumpkin pie filling will have things like sugar, vanilla extract and other additives that will hurt your precious pooch.

Why Isn’t There Things like Sugar, Vanilla or Peanut Butter?

If you look around online, you’ll find a whole host of ice cream recipes advertised for dogs. They’ll include things like vanilla pudding mix, peanut butter, salt and even some sugar. Don’t feed these things to your dog.

Vanilla pudding mix will have lactose or some other kind of regular milk solids along with sugar. Dogs cannot have any sugar, it will cause them to get very sick. And, most dogs are very lactose intolerant. Their systems cannot handle it.

Vanilla extract contains alcohol which is horrible for your dog to consume. The only time vanilla extract is okay for dogs is if you extract it with water. But you have to be sure that’s what it is. When in doubt, don’t give vanilla extract to your dog.

About Peanut Butter

Don’t give peanut butter to dogs. Even if it’s plain peanuts, it’s still dangerous. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as an organic peanut. All peanuts produced in the United States are genetically modified organisms. Plus, commercial peanut butters include things like salt, sugar and high fructose corn syrup. These will harm your dog and cause it to get very sick.