Want To Be Your Dog’s Favorite Person? Buy Them Some Pup-Friendly Bacon Ice Cream

Written by: Stephanie Valente

August 6, 2015

Disclaimer: Keep in mind, dogs aren’t meant to ingest as much milk as puppies, so they can only have small amounts as a treat. Always discuss your dog’s diet with the family vet.

Ice cream is perhaps one of my favorite indulgences. Creamy, sweet, and maybe even a little salty or minty. It’s heaven. In case you didn’t know, bacon ice cream is totally a thing now. And your pup can eat it! (Dog ice cream treats available on the market tend to be high in calories, so, it’s probably best you use it as a special treat.)


The Huffington Post bought two flavors and taste tested them on humans. Here’s what Huffington Post had to say about them:

Nature’s Valley Sweet Spots Ice Cream Treats: Peanut Butter And Honey
Made with buttermilk (which Goldstein says is OK for dogs in small amounts), peanut butter, cane molasses, apple juice, egg yolks, honey, sweet potatoes, and several probiotics (among a few other ingredients), Nature Valley’s Sweet Spots actually taste like dairy-free human ice cream, once you get past the “this is meant for a dog mouth” part. It tastes like creamy peanut butter ice cream, with something else — but maybe we were just psyching ourselves out. It would probably trick your friends if you gave it to them without pretext. Nature’s Valley also makes a sweet potato and molasses flavor that we did not try (but might, if it was the only thing in the freezer).

The Bear & The Rat Frozen Yogurt Dog Treat: Peanut Butter And Bacon
The Bear & The Rat’s yogurt boasts 3 billion probiotic cultures per cup, and its ingredients are basic: nonfat yogurt, bacon, water, organic rice maltodextrin, peanuts and guar and locust bean gums. There’s no sugar so when it freezes, it’s a frozen block, so let it sit out a bit to thaw before you give it to your dog. As for the taste, peanut butter and bacon might be a dog’s two favorite flavors on earth, but you probably won’t be surprised to find out that they doesn’t taste great as a yogurt. There’s something about mixing savory bacon oil and twangy nonfat yogurt that tastes sharply off. More for your dog.”

Have you ever taste-tested dog treats for your pup? If so, share your experience with us in the comments below!

Feature image via Hello Society and H/t via Huffington Post

Written by: Stephanie Valente

August 6, 2015