On a hot summer day, you’re reaching for ice cream or a popsicle. Why not treat your dog to something similar? Luckily, there are many vet-approved ingredients that freeze perfectly into refreshing treats.
We’ve put together this list of easy and healthy homemade frozen dog treat recipes to get you started. You can use many different flavorings (though peanut butter is popular)! Make sure you talk to your veterinarian before feeding your dog something new. Remember, these treats have to be fed only in moderation and constitute no more than 10% of your dog’s daily caloric intake.
Ready to learn how to make frozen dog treats of your own? Here is the easiest way to make frozen dog treats at home, followed by our 10 favorite homemade frozen dog treat recipes:
Easiest Homemade Frozen Dog Treats
- Cut each banana into pieces. If you have a large dog, cut it into halves. If you have a smaller dog, try thirds or quarters.
- Place your banana pieces in the freezer. You may want to put them on a plate or inside Tupperware.
- Freeze for at least 30 minutes. Then pull out a homemade frozen dog treat and let your dog enjoy it!
Top 10 Easy Frozen Dog Treat Recipes:
1. Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Dog Treat Recipe
2. Berry Yogurt Frozen Treats
Have some frozen berries on hand? You’ll love this recipe, which uses frozen blueberries and strawberries to make fun yogurt-based dog treats. Get the full recipe here.
3. Elvis Frozen Dog Treats
What’s more Elvis than the combination of peanut butter, bananas, and bacon? Whether or not his last name is Presley, your dog will enjoy these tasty frozen treats. Get the full recipe here.
4. Breath-Freshening Frozen Dog Treats
A tasty treat that will improve your dog’s breath? Sign us up! This recipe from Damn Delicious combines chicken stock, peanut butter, and breath-friendly parsley. Please use only curly parsley Petroselinum cripsum when preparing these treats for your dog. Get the full recipe here.
5. Allergy-Friendly Frozen Dog Treats
If your dog has food allergies, you may want to consider this recipe, which uses just four ingredients: pumpkin, yogurt, honey, and a banana. Pour the mixture into a cute silicone mold and you’ll have magazine-worthy treats! Get the full recipe here.
6. Fancy Pup-Sicles
We’re pretty sure these are human-grade, so you might want to make a double batch. These gourmet popsicles combine peanut butter, yogurt, and blueberries, topped off with a “popsicle stick” made of dog biscuits, chicken jerky, or even frozen fish! Get the full recipe here.
7. Watermelon Pupsicles
What sounds more refreshing than a watermelon pupsicle? We think your dog will agree! This recipe uses watermelon and carrot to make stunning pink popsicles. Get the full recipe here.
8. Frozen Chicken Soup for Dogs
This recipe is essentially dog-friendly chicken broth, complete with peas and carrots, that’s frozen into popsicle molds. Prefer plain homemade chicken broth without condiments, salt, garlic, or onion, if you will use a canned broth please make sure it is dog-friendly. A refreshing savory snack for your favorite dog! Get the full recipe here.
9. Simple Frozen Dog Treat
We wrap up our list of easy frozen dog treat recipes with another simple one: yogurt, peanut butter, and a banana. Using a mini dog biscuit as a handle puts this treat over the top! Get the full recipe here.
10. Broth and Mango Popsicles
This recipe is a favorite: dog-friendly broth, complete with mango, peanut butter, and parsley, that’s completed with a stick dog treat, and frozen into popsicle molds. A refreshing and long-lasting snack for your beloved dog! Just remember to use only curly parsley for this recipe. Get the full recipe here.
The Bottom Line
There you have it: 10 vet-approved recipes that your dog is guaranteed to love! We hope you loved learning how to make frozen dog treats. Whether you choose a fruit smoothie or a peanut butter bacon treat, we’re sure that your dog will feel refreshed. Cool down a hot day with a frozen delight!
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