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July 2018

I Scream You Scream DOGS Scream for Ice Cream

It's HOT out there!  

My dogs know how to keep cool, though.  They look for the shady spots!


(Although you can't see her in the photos, Jenny is hunkered down under the hostas.  Since she was a puppy, she has sought the coolest spots in the garden . . . usually under my hostas!)

They also look at me longingly and scream with their eyes . . . for Doggie Ice Cream Treats.

I whipped up a batch this weekend.  Here's how I did it, in case you want to make some for your own pups.

First, I got out my cute little dog treat molds.  (I used to use small Dixie cups - which work just great - but theses are so much cuter.)


Then, I gathered my ingredients (32 oz. plain yogurt, 2 bananas, a few blobs of natural peanut butter, and a squirt or two of honey)  (you can see that it is a very scientific process) . . .


and mix it together with my immersion blender (this amount of mix fits together perfectly in my 4-cup measure).


Then come the hardest parts . . . carefully pouring the mix into the molds (made slightly easier because I mixed it in a measuring cup with a pour spout), then clearing space in the freezer to create a flat surface (it helps to have this ready before beginning actually, but I never seem to remember that), and then carefully placing the full molds into the freezer without spilling (HA!) (I stack them on cookie sheets first).

This amount of mix fits nearly perfectly into the molds.  (There was a bit leftover, so the dogs got to lick the bowl. . . BONUS! )

It doesn't take long for the treats to freeze -- and then they pop right out of the molds.  (So cute.)  (Of course the dogs don't care at all.  The Dixie cups were just fine thankyouverymuch.)


Ready to serve!


And what do they think?


De - doggie - licious!