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6 Homemade Cat Ice Cream Recipes (Vet Approved)

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on May 27, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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6 Homemade Cat Ice Cream Recipes (Vet Approved)


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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 paw divider

The 6 Homemade Cat Ice Cream Recipes

1. The Easiest Way to Make Cat Ice Cream

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Simple Cat Ice Cream Recipe

If you're looking for the world's simplest homemade cat ice cream recipe, this is it. Blend blueberries water, throw in some kibble, and freeze in an ice cube tray. These frozen treats are healthy, tasty, and so easy to make.


  • Ice cube tray
  • Blender
  • Freezer


  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dry cat food


  • Wash your blueberries 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!


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2. Lactose-Free Cat Milk Ice Cream for Cats

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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.

3. Pumpkin Cubes – Ice Cream Recipe for Cats

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An odd but intriguing ingredient, a pumpkin has just enough of an allure to pique your cat’s interest. Once they find out what this delicious ice cream is filled with, they will be begging you for more! This original recipe is for dogs so just substitute the yogurt with cat’s milk or plain water for your cat.

4. Tuna or Salmon Cat Ice Cream Recipe

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Transform your feline’s’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!

5. Goats Milk & Wet Cat Food Ice Cream Recipe

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Catsicle anyone? Made with goat’s milk and a familiar taste of their favorite wet cat food. This recipe is only recommended to try after you have completed a tolerance test with your cat. You do this by giving your cat no more than a teaspoon of goat milk, and if there is no reaction (like vomit, diarrhea, or bloating) you can work on increasing the amount of goat milk offered gradually. In this way, you can make sure it agrees with your cat’s belly. Goat’s milk has a slightly less amount of lactose than cow’s milk so cats tend to tolerate it better, however, this is not the case for every cat. Once you are sure your cat’s system tolerates goat milk you can give this recipe a try. It’s a fun and creamy treat for your feline – purrfect for hot summer days!

6. Ice Cube Surprises – Iced Cat Treat Recipe

Gray persian cat is licking ice
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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!

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