A family favourite: peanut butter and banana ice cream

It’s a classic combination and a favourite with the tails.com dogs. The nutty peanuts together with sweet banana is a winner – we’ve recommended mashing the two together before – but this time, we’re going to take it to the next level by teaming up with Meridian to create a tasty treat everyone can enjoy.

Banana is a great dog-friendly fruit because it’s packed with vitamins and minerals – like potassium and vitamin C – and full of fibre (great for healthy poo). Bananas are high in sugar, so do save them as an occasional treat.

It’s best for your pup to enjoy peanut butter occasionally too, because it does contain fats, even if they are healthy ones. Make sure any peanut butter you choose is xylitol-free, like Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in some nut butters and it’s toxic to dogs.

So here is it… Our recipe with Meridian for peanut butter and banana ice-cream! It’s great stuffed into a Kong, on a LickiMat, or just dished up in a bowl. And like most of our recipes, it’s suitable for dogs and humans – minus the Dental Dailies for humans of course.

Servings

Makes 3 – 4 scoops or approx. 16 cube moulds

What you’ll need

1 peeled banana – the riper the better!

2 heaped tablespoons of Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter (xylitol-free)

200ml of dairy-free milk, like almond, oat or coconut

200ml of water

(Optional) Dental Dailies – if you plan on sharing with your dog, we’d recommend leaving these out!

Method

  1. Peel your banana (no skins please, they’re not easy to digest) and pop into a blender
  2. Add the Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter, dairy-free milk and water
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Pour the mixture into a freezable container, like a paw mould or ice cube tray
  5. (Optional) Add a small piece of Dental Dailies if you want to make it into an ice lolly
  6. Pop it in the freezer until it’s ready
  7. Portion and serve!
Ice cream recipe

This one got a big thumbs up from everyone who tried it – if you give it a go, we’d love to see. Tag us in your pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #tailsdotcom or send them into our Facebook group, the tails.com Wet Nose Nation.

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