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These goodies are not only super easy to make, but they’re also healthy—for you and your dog. You know, in case you’re tempted to sample one.
Making frozen dog treats can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Depending on what you have on hand and which flavors your dog prefers, you can whip up a range of creative concoctions.
With blueberry, strawberry, and peanut butter versions, these customizable dog treats couldn’t be easier to make (and adjust to your dog’s taste). All you need is a blender, silicone molds, and a freezer! Try a paw print or bone-shaped mold for added cuteness.
Pop these yogurt-based treats in the freezer for a few hours, and you’ve got yourself a frozen goodie that dogs and humans alike will love. Well, it’s not sweetened…so perhaps not the humans so much. But they do make a pretty picture! There’s even a video to take you through the process.
This is literally the easiest recipe! Freeze diced cantaloupe, add plain yogurt, blend. See the link for more details.
4. Frozen Banana Dog Treats
This recipe pairs blended watermelon and pineapple with a nice thick banana slice for a healthy, cooling snack that any dog would love to get their paws on. If your dog loves bananas, she’ll go crazy for these treats.Print
Frozen Banana Bites
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 24 treats 1x
- Category: Summer Snacking
- 1 banana*
- 1 1/2 cups watermelon*
- 1 cup pineapple*
* You can substitute the fruit in this recipe with any other dog-safe unsweetened fruit or veggie puree or yogurt.
- Silicone mini muffin pan (or use ice cube trays)
- Small cookie sheet or cutting board to help move the silicone mold
- Flat space in the freezer for your mold
- Blender or food processor
- First, make sure there’s room in the freezer for you to set the silicone mold or ice cube tray down flat.
- Puree a cup and a half of watermelon and set aside.
- Puree a cup of pineapple and set aside.
- Slice the banana into 24 pieces.
- Place the silicone mold onto the cookie sheet.
- Place one banana slice in each well.
- Top each banana slice with 2 tablespoons of watermelon puree.
- Top off each mold with a layer of pineapple puree.
- Gently slide the mold into the freezer and freeze for 4 hours.
- Leftover pops can be taken out of the mold and put into a more compact container like a plastic bag.
While we’re on the topic of fall flavors, let’s throw a frozen apple dog treat into the mix, shall we?
This one’s pretty easy—slice two apples, ditching the seeds and the core, then chop up and throw in a blender. Add a cup of plain Greek yogurt and a splash of water, then blend, pour in an ice tray, freeze, and enjoy!
7. Frosty Paws
Banana + yogurt + frozen berries? Count us in.
8. Watermelon Dog Ice Cream Treat
NOTHING says summer like watermelon (seriously, can you think of anything more summer?), and the good news is dogs love it just as much as humans do.
Turn your leftover watermelon into a treat your dog won’t be able to resist. It’s the perfect something special to celebrate gotcha days, picnics, BBQs, or the fact that watermelon was on sale.Print
Easy Watermelon Ice Cream for Dogs
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Category: Special occasion
- 1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon
- 1/4 cup yogurt (substitute with coconut milk or coconut yogurt for lactose sensitivities)
- Food processor
- Wash melon before cutting.
- Dice a few cups of watermelon, removing seeds as you go.
- Place in freezer for 4 hours (or overnight if you prefer).
- Place 1 1/2 cups of frozen melon in the food processor.
- Add 1/4 cup of yogurt.
- Blitz in the food processor, adding more fruit or yogurt to adjust flavor and texture.
- Serve immediately.
Note: You can refreeze the ice cream, but the texture may not be ideal.
All the deliciousness without all the hard work. Step up your game with a watermelon ice cube tray.
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