Van Leeuwen and Ollie Team Up for Canine Ice Cream: Because Dogs Deserve Better Than You

dog ice cream
dog ice cream

Alright, folks, gather ’round for the latest in the world of culinary indulgence – but hold your applause until you hear the punchline. Van Leeuwen, the Brooklyn-born ice cream maestro, has joined forces with Ollie, the fresh dog food purveyor, to bring you…wait for it…dog ice cream. Yes, you read that right. Ice cream for dogs. Because clearly, dogs need to live the gourmet life too, right?

Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of this canine concoction. It’s called the Van Leeuwen and Ollie Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream. And if the thought of sharing a pint with your pooch doesn’t already have you in stitches, get this: it’s non-dairy, sweet, salty, and packed with swirls of drool-worthy peanut butter. They even guarantee it meets the gold-standard quality of both Ollie and Van Leeuwen. Because nothing screams “premium” like ensuring your dog’s dessert is up to snuff.

Ben Van Leeuwen, the co-founder and CEO, is positively barking with excitement. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ollie for this extra special treat for pups. My dog Hachi and our office dogs taste-tested it and could not get enough. We hope yours will love it too!” Oh, Ben, what a relief! Now, instead of focusing on my own indulgence, I get to watch my dog devour premium ice cream that’s “safe for human consumption.” Not that I’m planning to sneak a bite or anything. Okay, maybe I did. But it kinda freaked me out. Tasted like ice cream, though.

Nick Stafford, Ollie’s CEO, is equally giddy. “At Ollie, quality is always top of mind. We put just as much love and care into our treats as we do our main meals. I am beyond thrilled about this collaboration, which will bring even more enjoyment to our beloved dogs.” Ah yes, because nothing says a dog’s quality of life like gourmet ice cream. Meanwhile, my kids don’t even do their chores. I’m not buying them ice cream if they can’t pick up after themselves, so why should I pamper my dog who can’t even fetch the newspaper without slobbering all over it?

Now, let’s talk availability. This pooch-approved pint is hitting Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country starting May 21. You can also grab it at most Petco locations nationally or online at for those oh-so-convenient buy online, pick-up in-store orders. Ollie subscribers get an extra treat – add this delight to your order, and if you join Ollie from June 3-13, you’ll snag a free pint with your purchase! Because if you’re shelling out for fresh dog food, why not add some premium dog ice cream to the mix?

So there you have it. Van Leeuwen and Ollie have officially raised the bar on pampering your pets. While my kids argue over who took the last scoop of vanilla, my dog will be lapping up gourmet peanut butter and banana swirls. Ah, modern living.  Just remember, it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and now they get the ice cream too.