Dogs Love It

We were having dessert one evening and my daughter asked if the dog could lick off her plate after she was done. I said no, as our dessert that evening involved chocolate and that's no good for dogs. She scrunched her nose, as is her way, and asked if we could have a dessert another day that the dog could have too. I thought about it for a minute and then asked if she wanted to make it a project the next day. This idea was met with a lot of enthusiasm. So the next day, I was in charge of the food processor and she was in charge of transforming a carton that had previously been home to some Greek yogurt into a proper ice cream carton. Here's the lid:

The "ice cream" contains neither ice nor cream but is thick, creamy and delicious. It also contains just three ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, and maple syrup. So in addition to being loved by dogs (hey, it's on the label!), it is also popular with those suffering from a wide variety of allergies (not nut allergies, obviously). I like it because it's easy to put together, tastes amazing, and is much healthier than most of the frozen treats out there. And hey, it really does have the consistency of ice cream:

What's the PBB stand for? Peanut Butter Banana, of course! But do dogs really love it? What do you think?

So if you're looking for a fun afternoon project that's quick, easy, delicious, and doggy (and human) approved, toss some bananas in the freezer and grab your food processor. The creation of a custom ice cream carton is not required, but it does seem to make everyone smile just a bit more. Even the dog, although that might have been because he got to lick that out when all the ice cream was gone!

PBB Ice Cream

  • 5 bananas, peeled and frozen for at least 5 hours
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 T. maple syrup

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and process for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture is smooth, creamy, and slightly fluffy. Scoop the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. If it is particularly solid, allow it to rest on the counter for about 20 minutes before serving.

  • Yields: 4-6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes plus freezing time

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