Got half a can of pureed pumpkin in the fridge after making a recipe? Wondering what to do with the leftovers? This sublimely simple dog treat recipe will keep for months in the freezer and make your dog so very happy every time you surprise her with a crunchy frozen bite.
Pumpkin is a fantastic treat for dogs. The high fiber content helps soothe digestive issues (both the too-liquid and too-solid kinds) plus the rich fatty acids, beta carotene, and antioxidants can improve your dog’s coat and overall health.
Frozen Pumpkin Treats for Dogs
No time to freeze? Just add a little water (warm or cold) to thin out the batter and serve it in a bowl as a “pupkin spiced latte.” Jazz it up with a dollop of coconut whipped cream for an extra-special treat.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
- Category: Frozen treats
- Pumpkin puree
- Nonfat plain yogurt
This is a very forgiving recipe! Just mix equal parts pumpkin and yogurt, or adjust according to what you have on hand.
Clear a flat space in your freezer for your treats to set
Place your silicone mold onto a small cookie sheet to make it easy to move from counter to freezer
In a small bowl, add equal parts pumpkin puree and yogurt
Stir to combine
Top tip: Add water if want to stretch your batter
Pour into molds and place in freezer until solid
Un-mold the treats and place in a Tupperware or plastic bag for long-term storage
Keywords: frozen treat, dog popsicle, pumpkin, yogurt
Lactose intolerance in dogs can be very mild or severe, and though it’s not all that common, keep an eye out. If you’ve never fed your dog milk or yogurt before, caution is best.
If your dog begins showing signs that they’re having an allergic reaction, which would include itching and red skin, stop feeding them dairy. A consultation with your vet may also be in order.
Most dogs are perfectly fine after eating some dairy. Do make sure to avoid giving your dog sweetened dairy products, especially anything with artificial sweeteners. We like plain yogurt for dogs in particular, which seems to go down easy.
Bea says these frozen treats are crunch-a-licious!