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6 Homemade Cat Ice Cream Recipes (Vet Approved)

Ice cream and popsicles are more than just a rich treat for humans on a hot day – you might be surprised to learn that our cats also love a good catsicle or pate infused fro-yo on occasion. Here we have noted our favorite recipes brought to you by incredible cat owners – each tried and true by their felines!

Learning how to make cat ice cream is easier than ever. So on a hot summer day, break out your finest cat baking molds or ice cube trays, stir up some of these ingredients (most cat owners always have on a hand), and pop them in the freezer to provide your cat with some instant relief from a hot sunny day.cat paw divider

1. The Easiest Way to Make Cat Ice Cream


Simple Cat Ice Cream Recipe

If you're looking for the world's simplest homemade cat ice cream recipe, this is it. Blend bananas, throw in some kibble, and freeze in an ice cube tray. These frozen treats are healthy, tasty, and so easy to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Freezing Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins


  • Ice cube tray
  • Blender
  • Freezer


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup dry cat food


  • Peel your bananas and place the fruit in a blender.
  • Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Mix in your dry cat food using a spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray.
  • Freeze for at least 3 hours and then serve to your happy cat!
Keyword bananas, cat food recipes, cats, homemade cat ice cream
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2. Lactose Free Cat Milk Ice Cream for Cats

It’s not uncommon for cats to have dairy and lactose sensitivities and for those kitties – we present the lactose free cat ice cream recipe. Simple and delicious, your cat will be happy to know their tummies can handle this savory frozen treat. This is also made the traditional way, by placing ice in a separate bag and shaking until your ice cream is solid.

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3. Banana Cubes – Ice Cream Recipe for Cats

An odd but intriguing ingredient, a banana has just enough of an allure to peek your cat’s interest. Once they find out what this sweet ice cube is filled with, they will be begging you for more!

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4. Tuna or Salmon Cat Ice Cream Recipe

Transform your felines most prized meal – Tuna (or salmon) into a frozen dessert they will be craving day after day! Just as the recipe shows, you can pop them into a cute and fun mold for an adorable shape your cat will love!

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5. Goats Milk & Wet Cat Food Ice Cream Recipe

Catsicle anyone? Try out a fun and creamy treat for your feline – made with goats milk and a familiar taste of their favorite wet cat food.

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6. Ice Cube Surprises – Iced Cat Treat Recipe

Now this recipe, or guide, is a little unconventional and less cream, more ice! Use tuna infused water to freeze your felines favorite treats within for a clever and enticing way to increase their water intake!


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Final Thoughts

Beat the summer heat with these unique spins on cat treats. We hope you enjoyed learning how to make cat ice cream. As we noted, these are also a great alternative for hydrating your kitties in a pinch!

Looking for more great recipes for your feline? Check these out!

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