Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream for You & Your Pup

In Desserts & Drinks, Snacks by sarawalkenbach2 Comments

We had a golden birthday in our house this week. Our sweet 4 legged friend, Bandit, turned 15 on the 15th! This is a feat I wasn’t sure he would make. You see, our Banchie Boy (one of his many names), loves his food! (Especially this Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream). In the 14 years I have been blessed with Banch, he has stolen and eaten far more human food than he should have. I really wish we had a nanny cam to catch his thievery.

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What Has He Eaten?

Bandit James Kristopherson George (George is pronounced Jarge) swipes food from the kids hands, the counters, the pantry, your plate. He is not to be trusted. Bandit lives up to his name. He has survived:

  • Chocolate
  • Gum
  • Yogurt
  • 3 pounds of Cheese
  • Half a bag of Dog Food
  • A whole loaf of Bread
  • Bailey’s & Coffee
  • Rum & Coke
  • Crab dip
  • A bag of Fried Chicken
  • Suckers
  • A tube of Blue Paint
Beagle mix Bandit is celebrating his 15th birthday and is excited for some peanut butter banana ice cream.
This boy is ready for his birthday treat!

I could go on, but you catch my drift. Our Bandito Mosquito is a glutton. The dude loves it all. He’s a Beagle mix with a sweet face. That sweet face has changed from brown, black, and white to all white. He sleeps a lot more these days. But sometimes he has a little bit more pep in his step. Especially when we make him a special treat on his birthday.

All the items listed above are DEFINITELY NOT something to feed your dog. However, there are several human foods that dogs CAN have. According to, these foods are absolutely fine for your 4-legged BFF. Most fruits (except grapes and raisins) are okay for your pooch. Zucchini, green beans, carrots, squash are also on the list. Peanut butter and bananas are on there too. These are the 2 ingredients in this peanut butter banana ice cream recipe that Bandito & and the kids gobbled up.

Healthy Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream

There is no cream in this ice cream. No added sugar. No added non-sense. Just 2 ingredients: peanut butter and bananas.

Bananas, natural peanut butter, a food processor, and a knife is all that is needed to make this ice cream for you and your pup.
It doesn’t take much to make this ice cream for you and your pup.

The only prep for this Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream for You and Your Pup is to freeze your bananas. There are many ways to freeze a banana. No matter what, take the peel off first! I always have frozen bananas, since I put them in my smoothies every morning. Peel the bananas and wrap them individually in aluminum foil. Put all the aluminum foil wrapped bananas in a freezer bag. It’s best to do this the night before you make the ice cream.

Once your bananas are good and frozen, chunk them up using a sharp knife. Place the bananas and 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter in a food processor.

Frozen bananas and peanut butter are placed in the bowl of a food processor.
2 ingredient ice cream, for both you and your pup.

Special Equipment Needed

You do need a food processor to get the smooth consistency. While processing, right before it gets smooth, the texture is kind of like Dippin’ Dots. So stop there if you like that, or keep going for a smooth and creamy texture.

Bandit the beagle mix pup licks his nose. He's getting ready to enjoy his birthday treat of peanut butter ice cream.
Bandit is getting ready for his birthday treat. He can almost taste it.

Life is better with sprinkles! What’s ice cream without a little color? This is my kid’s favorite part: putting the sprinkles on top.

Little hands like to help in the kitchen, especially when it comes to putting the finishing touches on, which is sprinkles!
The little ones love to sprinkle everything. Especially ice cream.

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.

M.K. Clinton

Your pup and yourself will love this easy treat. We gave Bandit about a 1/3 cup of this ice cream. He is around 25 pounds.

We would love to see your puppy pics of them enjoying their treat. Please share in the comments below.

Bandit, a beagle mix, enjoys his birthday treat of peanut butter banana ice cream.
Happy 15th Birthday Bandito!

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  1. I made this for my pups bday and we all loved it! Super easy & tasty! Instead of sprinkles for the pup, my niece suggested a crushed doggie treat! No complaints from Pepper!

    1. Author

      Awe! I love to hear this. What a great idea crushing up a dog treat. Thanks for sharing.

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