- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Who said that ice cream was just for humans—or unhealthy? This cat-friendly “ice cream” will help any feline beat the heat or feel spoiled any day. Goat yogurt, blueberries, and banana easily come together for a cool, summertime treat for cats. Plus, make this cat ice cream extra special with your kitty’s favorite toppings. We chose a freeze-dried minnow and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for our special toppings.
Have a craving for something cold and fruity? Grab a spoon and try a taste. We won’t judge you—but we can’t guarantee your cat won’t!
Easy Ice Cream for Cats
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Special Occasion
- 1/3 cup homemade goat milk yogurt or store-bought
- 1/2 peeled banana
- 1 tbsp blueberries
- Optional toppings such as nutritional yeast or freeze-dried fish or bonito flakes
- Food processor or blender
- Bowl and rubber spatula
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Process until smooth.
- Freeze in a bowl until desired texture, or defrost slightly before serving.
- Top with your cat’s favorite treats and watch your kitties enjoy!
What Fruits Can My Cat Eat?
Looking for variations to this blueberry banana ice cream for cats? Fruits aren’t a natural component of your cat’s obligate carnivore diet. But a treat in the form of cat-friendly fruits is okay now and again—and some even pack a punch in nutrients.
Cat-safe fruits include:
Stay clear of all citrus, grapes, raisins, and currents. Additionally, too much sugar too often (even naturally occurring) can be unhealthy for cats. If your cat is begging for ice cream often, try a veggie-forward alternative.
These veggies are not toxic to cats, according to the ASPCA:
- Celery (they love the crunch!)
- Pumpkin (Pumpkin is used often as a way to get fiber in your cat’s diet)
- Green beans