Without a doubt, one of the all-time best perks of summer is eating limitless ice cream and having it be totally acceptable. It’s like 90 degrees outside—why waste an opportunity to ice cold, creamy goodness? It’s for your health and sanity. Same goes for dogs. A cold treat not only keeps dogs cool in these warmer months, but it’s also just straight fun. And whether you or your dog makes it, it’s always delicious. We just can’t get enough of ice cream-style treats for dogs, so we’ve rounded up a few more favorites you can make at home.
Pumpkin Frosty Paws
For when it’s so hot, you’re dreaming of October. Vanilla, yogurt, honey, bananas, cinnamon and pumpkin come together in this spiced treat. Mix, pour into ice cube trays, freeze, and enjoy.
PB & Fruit Ice Dog Treat
What happens when you blend peanut butter and water with mixed berries and flax seed, freeze it, then toss it on the lawn to chew on? If you’re a dog, it’s magic. Magic happens.
Strawberry Coconut Butter Dog Ice Cream
In terms of dog treats we’d sneak from our dogs and eat ourselves, this one is pretty high up there. Three simple ingredients — strawberries, coconut butter, and plain yogurt — and you’re set. Blend, freeze, scoop and serve.
Chicken Ice Cream Frozen Dog Treat Recipe
Chicken ice cream? Not our personal first choice, but dogs seriously love it. It’s all salt and no sweet. Diced chicken (cooked, of course) and chicken stock come together for this savory snack. An optional veggie puree sundae topping (fancy!) takes it to the next level.
Green Power Smoothie
On a health kick? We support that. The kale and frozen spinach is artfully hidden by banana, peanut butter, water and honey in this frozen treat. (Pssst, humans, you’d also love this recipe!)
Frozen Blueberry Treats
Blueberries, yogurt, and a spoonful of honey come together to create this seriously delicious treat in a matter of minutes. Lips will be lickin’ — and it’s so easy to make.
Peanut Butter + Carob Frosty Paws
Oh you fancy, huh? This treat is for when you really want to go all-out and impress. Peanut butter, yogurt, rolled oats and carob chips (all organic and/or vegan, of course) come together to create a beautiful, yummy pupsicle that’d be extra perfect for a special occasion. Blend, freeze, and serve on a rawhide dog chew.