Scout’s Belated Birthday: Puppy Ice Cream

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We are bad parents.  We forgot Scout’s birthday.  The poor girl was totally ignored on her (made up) birthday of March 17.  I was busy visiting friends in Jacksonville, and Pat just straight up forgot.  We are the worst puppy parents ever!! Luckily, we made up for it this weekend!

Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream. My dog loves this! - The Cookie Rookie

A couple month ago, I made my best sous-chef (my Yellow Lab Scout) some homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats.  Since then, I’ve been brainstorming other puppy treats to make.  I came across some recipes for Puppy Ice Cream and thought she would just LOVE some Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream for her big 5th (belated) birthday!!

Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream. My dog loves this! - The Cookie Rookie

Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream. My dog loves this! - The Cookie Rookie

She was beside herself with excitement and was sooo annoyed that I had to take some pictures before she was able to enjoy her new treat!  She sits next to me for every recipe, and is usually very patient, but when she smelled the bacon and peanut butter…it was a different story.  Add in some Peanut Butter Dog Treats and make an ice cream sandwich, and I just knew she would be in heaven.

Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream. My dog loves this! - The Cookie Rookie

Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream. My dog loves this! - The Cookie Rookie

We headed out onto the deck so that she could be rewarded for her patience, and her 5 years on earth, and she was just soooo excited.  Much more excited than I am on my birthdays! “PLEASE MOM, JUST GIVE ME THE ICE CREAM!”

Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream. My dog loves this! - The Cookie Rookie

It was a huge success, so much so that I couldn’t really capture it on film.  She definitely loved it!!  Since she is on a bit of a diet (Scout is big-boned…not fat…but some say 110 lbs is too big for a female lab…??) she only got to eat one for now.  These freeze really well, so I have the others waiting for her in the freezer.  She will thank me once the summer heat rolls in!  Girl loves to eat!

Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream. My dog loves this! - The Cookie Rookie

Puppy Ice Cream sandwiches weren’t the only treat Scout got to consume on her big birthday, Pat also got her one of the new Beggin’® Party Poppers™ from Purina®!  We had seen the commercials for this new fun treat and laughed about how much Scout would love it.  We had to give it a try!

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You can find these at any local Walmart, and they’re so worth the trip.  What I love most about them is your dog works off some calories while enjoying some tasty cheesy bacon treats! Something obese, I mean big-boned dogs, can really benefit from! :)  There are three things Scout can’t get enough of in life….treats, running, and Pat.  She was in heaven this weekend!  Her new favorite sound is the POP the treats make as they fly out of the popper.  so fun!

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Scout had a great birthday, even if it was a bit belated.  We are lucky she forgives us easily, when food is involved.  I hope you find a reason to spoil your furry friends this week, even if its not their birthday. Be sure to check out where you can find Beggin’® Party Poppers™ from Purina® by clicking HERE.

Join the #BegginPopStarPups Twitter Party!  This Wednesday, April 16 (1-2pm ET),  you could win lots of prizes, including a $350 Walmart gift card!! Use the hashtag #BegginPopStarPups to join along, be sure to follow the hosts @tammileetips and @moderndaymoms to get the scoop.  I’ll be there!! (@cookierookiebec) You can find some helpful twitter party hints HERE. Good luck!

Purina Beggin Party Poppers! Scout loved these

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Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Bacon Ice Cream and Ice Cream Sandwiches

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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Smuckers 'Natural')
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits (optional)


  1. mix the ingredients together and freeze until well frozen.
  2. If an ice cream sandwich is desired, place a scoop of the ice cream between two circular dog treats, scrap the excess off the sides, and freeze again (to make less messy) (if you need a dog treat recipe, click here:
  3. Serve to your dog in 1/2 cup-1 cup increments and make them very happy!!
Cuisine: Puppy Ice Cream | Recipe Type: Ice Cream


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Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
Oh happy (belated) birthday Scout!
Mary Ellen
I am going to be making this ice cream for Chloe and Lola really soon. I know they will love it.
    becky gall hardin
    yay!!! i hope they love it :). i'm sure scout would absolutely love Chloe and Lola (love the names!!)
Becca from
This recipe makes me want to adopt a puppy! :)
Can I just say how much I especially love the top picture with Scout waiting in the background (I love all the pictures!)! I had no idea making doggie ice cream was so easy - what a fun idea! I am definitely going to have to do this on Kiwi's made up birthday!
    becky gall hardin
    thank you so much Jen! I hope kiwi loves it. don't you love their made up bdays? lol. these dogs are awfully spoiled :)
How fun! Happy Birthday Scout. My pup Bernice would love this!
What a great idea!
what a great recipe! i must do it! :-)) and eat it!
The dogs in my neighborhood already love me but they are going to go CRAZY when they try this!
Just fyi... purina brand is horrible. Dogs and cats have been dying from their China made treats for over 7 years... With an FDA investigation finding various toxic ingredients (some illegal to use!). I hope you keep your pet's health in mind and do not feed their brand or advertise for them! Not worth it!!!
thanks for a great recipe. your fur baby does not look too heavy and she is beautiful. I can't wait to try it for my girls and big boy.
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