Frozen peanut butter dog treats

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a homemade dog treat recipe, but today I’ve got a great one to share! With summer on the horizon, it’s about time I made a frozen treat for Caesar to snack on! Not only are these frozen dog treats a tasty reward for man’s best friend, but they help keep them cool in the summer heat!

These dog treats are fairly similar to the peanut butter and banana dog treats that I’ve made in the past, only oatmeal is not the base for these! I learned from a friend who makes “pup cakes” that Greek yogurt is a fantastic option for dogs, so that’s what I chose to go with this time! It’s like an ice cream for your dog!

The process for these peanut butter and banana frozen dog treats was simple! Mash up the bananas, then mix in the remaining ingredients. Microwaving the peanut butter for about 15 seconds helped make it easier to get out of the measuring cup and mixed together.

The mixture then made it’s way to silicone ice cube molds. Since Caesar is a pretty big boy, I used these large ice cube molds, which I purchased a while back to keep my mojitos cold. For smaller dogs, you could use these adorable .

After an overnight freeze, Caesar and his treats were ready to chill outside! From the looks of it, he enjoyed this one a lot! I’ve got more stashed away in the freezer, and will be adding to the stash next time I end up with a bunch of over ripe bananas.

Does your dog love peanut butter? Give these easy gelatin peanut butter dog treats a try!

Be sure to try these PEANUT BUTTER GELATIN DOG TREATS for your pet as well!

  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter*

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mash bananas until completely smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients, and stir until well incorporated.
  2. Pour mixture into ice cube molds, and freeze overnight. Store in an air tight container, in freezer.

Notes

Microwave peanut butter briefly, to make it easier to work with.

*Be sure to use a peanut butter that does not contain xylitol, as it is harmful to dogs. Always double check with your vet before feeding your pet new foods.*

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When your dog is a good boy (a.k.a. all the time), you know the one thing he’ll love even more than a head scratch is a peanut-butter filled treat. But what most pet owners don’t realize that it’s incredibly easy to make your own dog treats at home with ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Foods like plain yogurt, peanut butter, and bananas are just as good for pups as they are for humans, and they’re the perfect base for these simple-to-make “pupsicles.” The frozen treats are ideal for the dog days of summer or unseasonably warm fall weather. Bonus: They stay fresh for months in the freezer!

To make them, watch the video above and follow the simple recipe below.

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Yogurt ‘Pupsicles’

  • 4 cups (32-ounce container) plain yogurt
  • 1 large banana
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Coconut or olive oil cooking spray
  • Small dog treats for the popsicle “sticks”
  1. Blend yogurt, banana, and peanut butter in blender.
  2. Place small cups in a rimmed baking pan and spray with cooking spray. (Instead of cups, you can use a silicone mold.)
  3. Fill cups half way with yogurt mixture then place one treat in each cup to serve as an edible popsicle stick.
  4. Transfer pan to freezer and freeze for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Remove a “pupsicle” from the freezer and hold onto the stick as your furry friend enjoys his treat. Once the frozen portion gets to be a manageable size, your dog can enjoy the treat on his own.
  6. For dogs who are overeager and will want to chow these down right away, consider letting them soften a bit before letting Fido dig in.

Stephanie Eckelkamp Stephanie Eckelkamp is a freelance writer, health coach, and former associate editor for Prevention covering health, food, and nutrition.

10 Foods You Can Freeze into Dog Treats


Summer is officially here! While you’re busy lounging by the pool, dining on your favorite restaurant patio and hanging out at the beach, don’t forget that the steamy temperatures can be uncomfortable – and even dangerous – for your furry, four-legged friend. Dogs are at risk for heat stroke, and precautions must be taken to ensure they keep cool on the hottest days.

While an air-conditioned house is the ideal place for a sweaty pooch, there will be times when you want to bring your canine companion along on a picnic in the park or to a backyard barbeque. One way to keep Fido cool as a cucumber on your summertime adventures is to pack a frozen treat or two in an insulated bag. If you’re not up for making your own doggie ice cream, don’t worry. There are plenty of healthy foods you can freeze into treats that will keep your dog cool and occupied.

1. Water
That’s right – water! Many dogs love chasing a slippery ice cube and taking a satisfying, crunchy bite. This is also a good way to make sure your dog stays hydrated during warm summer days.

2. Chicken or beef broth
Like water, low-sodium chicken or beef broth can be frozen into tasty cubes your dog can savor and lick. You can even buy ice cube trays in the shape of little bones to make your treats feel more authentic.

3. Blueberries

Wash and freeze fresh blueberries from your garden or the farmers’ market for a healthy treat your dog will love. Their small size makes frozen blueberries great for training. Buy a bag of frozen blueberries for zero prep!

4. Watermelon

You can make two-ingredient frozen watermelon treats for your dog. Simply combine a quarter of a seedless watermelon with 1 can of coconut milk, blend until smooth, pour into treat molds or an ice cube tray, and freeze.

5. Banana

If you have a big dog, you can peel a banana and freeze it whole for a yummy, healthy chew toy. Smaller dogs will fare better with half of a banana or frozen slices they can nibble on.

6. Pumpkin

Dogs love the taste of pumpkin and it can help soothe digestive issues. Simply scoop small amounts of 100% pumpkin in a can (not pumpkin pie mix!) into an ice cube tray and freeze.

7. Peanut butter

What dog doesn’t love peanut butter? It’s packed with protein, healthy fats, niacin, vitamin B and vitamin E. Smear a small spoonful in your dog’s KONG or another toy and put it in the freezer. Check your peanut butter to make sure it doesn’t contain any sugar substitutes, which can be deadly for dogs.

8. Carrots

Did you know frozen carrots make amazing dog chew toys? Teething puppies are especially appreciative for the cooling action. Choose the largest carrot you can find to prevent choking, and be sure to wash it before you freeze.

While it’s fine to give your dog these healthy “people” foods in moderation, treats should make up a small portion of your pup’s diet. Choosing a high-quality dog food like CANIDAE® will ensure your furry best friend is getting the best nutrition at mealtime.

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Summertiiime, and the livin’ is…hot. And sweaty. And all we really want is something icy to cool us down. As the weather heats up, the freezer is your friend. Enter: homemade frozen dog treats.

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.

1. The Master Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

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 for added cuteness.

2. Seasonal Pup-sicles

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! See video at the link.

3. Two-Ingredient Cantaloupe Ice Cream for Dogs

This is literally the easiest recipe! Freeze diced cantaloupe, add plain yogurt, blend. See the link for more details.

2 ingredient ice cream recipe for dogs

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.

Frozen Banana Bites

  • Author: Kiki Kane
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 24 treats 1x
  • Category: Summer Snacking

Scale 1x2x3x

  • 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.

Equipment

  • 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
  1. First, make sure there’s room in the freezer for you to set the silicone mold or ice cube tray down flat.
  2. Puree a cup and a half of watermelon and set aside.
  3. Puree a cup of pineapple and set aside.
  4. Slice the banana into 24 pieces.
  5. Place silicone mold onto cookie sheet.
  6. Place one banana slice in each well.
  7. Top each banana slice with 2 tablespoons of watermelon puree.
  8. Top off each mold well with a layer of pineapple puree.
  9. Gently slide mold into the freezer and freeze for 4 hours.
  10. Leftover pops can be taken out of the mold and put into a more compact container like a plastic bag.

5. Frozen Apple Dog Treat

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!

Source: Irresistible Pets

6. Peanut Butter + Jam Freezies

It’s like a PB&J, only better. Blend strawberries with a splash of water, pour into an ice tray, freeze, then spread with peanut butter. A guaranteed canine crowd pleaser.

Source: Pawsh Magazine

7. Frosty Paws

This frozen dog treat is basically a smoothie in ice cube form, which we’re all about.

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 just because watermelon was on sale.

Easy Watermelon Ice Cream for Dogs

  • Author: Kiki Kane
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Special ooccasion

Scale 1x2x3x

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (substitute with coconut milk or coconut yogurt for lactose sensitivities)
  • Freezer
  • Food processor
  1. Wash melon before cutting.
  2. Dice a few cups of watermelon, removing seeds as you go.
  3. Place in freezer for 4 hours (or overnight if you prefer).
  4. Place 1 1/2 cups of frozen melon in the food processor.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of yogurt.
  6. Blitz in food processor, adding more fruit or yogurt to adjust flavor and texture.
  7. 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.

Have a favorite dog treat recipe for summer? We’d love to hear it.

Pup-Sicles: Dog-Friendly Popsicle Recipes

We all want to give our dogs a fun treat from time to time, but many human foods either don’t agree with dogs’ systems or are downright toxic to them.

Luckily, some foods are perfectly safe for dogs, and some of them make great popsicle ingredients. Not only are they fun treats, but they can also help you keep your dog hydrated during warm weather or perhaps when your dog isn’t eating or drinking well.

Here, we have some ideas for making dog-friendly pup-sicles.

What to Use to Make Popsicles for Your Dog

Popsicles for dogs can be made by spooning the mixture you’re using onto a cookie tray and freezing it, spooning it into ice cube trays and freezing them, or filling Kong toys with it and freezing them. You can even buy silicone molds in fun shapes to use.

We do not recommend you use popsicle molds with wooden or plastic sticks that remain attached to the frozen treat because your dog might ingest those foreign objects along with the popsicle, and that would be dangerous.

Before you begin, review which human foods are toxic to dogs. If you’re not sure, don’t use it.

Ideas for Making Dog Popsicles

Here are a few ideas for making popsicles for your dog:

Peanut Butter:

Mix together 1 cup peanut butter, half of a ripe banana, and enough water to make the mixture liquidy. Spoon into Kong toy or ice cube tray and freeze. Check the peanut butter label for xylitol, and don’t use if it contains it. Xylitol is toxic to dogs.

Watermelon:

Blend together watermelon, a little honey, and water until smooth. Freeze in Kong toy or ice cube tray. You can also simply freeze small chunks of watermelon on a tray.

Chicken:

Combine minced, cooked chicken with water or low-sodium chicken broth. Freeze in molds or ice cube tray.

Strawberry Yogurt:

Clean and remove the stems from strawberries. Dip them in a small amount of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt. Freeze separately on a tray and combine into a bag or glass container once frozen.

Pumpkin:

Combine 1 cup pureed 100% pumpkin and 2 cups plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt. Freeze in small amounts in molds, Kong toy, or ice cube tray.

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Best Frozen DIY Dog Treats

When I was a child, I never ate an ice cream cone without giving the final bite to my dog. He loved sharing my cold treats, but I didn’t realize it wasn’t the best choice for his health. Ice cream can be hard for dogs to digest because milk and cream are the base of most ice cream recipes. And for some dogs, the lactose in dairy can cause stomach upset and other digestive issues like gas or diarrhea. Not to mention that too many sweet treats can lead to weight gain. But hot summer days were made for ice cream. Instead of leaving your dog out of the frozen fun at a picnic or your family BBQ, here are some recipes for ice cream alternatives your dog is sure to lap up with joy. Feed in moderation, and feel free to modify the recipes with other dog-safe foods.

Hide and Seek Ice Cubes

Any dog-safe tasty liquid can be turned into a frozen treat. Simply pour into an ice cube tray and freeze so your dog can have a cube or two whenever you like. Consider your dog’s taste buds and try something meat-flavored like no salt added beef broth or chicken stock. For an extra-special indulgence, create hide and seek treats. First, only fill the trays halfway before freezing the liquid. Once frozen, place a small treat like a blueberry or piece of freeze-dried liver in the middle of the cube then fill the rest of the tray with the remaining liquid. Once the entire cube is frozen, there will be a tasty surprise waiting inside when your dog licks or chomps the ice.

For a longer-lasting treat, consider filling your dog’s hollow rubber toy. Just be sure to block all the openings but one before pouring in the liquid. You can use a hard treat like a cookie as a cork or plug holes with peanut butter. After filling, stand the toy upright in the freezer until the liquid is ice. Not only will the chilly toy cool down your dog on a hot day, the work it takes to get every last drop of broth will keep your dog busy and provide mental stimulation.

Soft Serve Treats

For an ice cream alternative with the same texture and consistency as the real thing, try blending frozen fruit with yogurt. Watermelon is safe for dogs and most love it, so it makes a perfect choice for this recipe. Cantaloupe is another excellent option, just remove the rind. First, cut the fruit into bite-size chunks, removing any seeds as you go. Then place the fruit in the freezer for at least four hours until frozen. If you spread out the chunks on a cookie sheet or in a freezer bag it will prevent them from freezing into a single clump. Once the fruit is frozen, place in a food processor or blender with about ¼ cup of yogurt for every 2 cups of fruit. Blend until smooth, tweaking the amount of fruit and yogurt until you have the thickness you would like. Place in a bowl, on top of your dog’s dinner, or stuff in a hollow rubber toy and serve right away.

Feeding frozen yogurt may seem no different than feeding your dog ice cream. However, unless they suffer from lactose intolerance, yogurt is safe to eat for most dogs. It’s usually better tolerated than ice cream, plus the bacterial cultures in yogurt are great for intestinal health. Just be sure to choose plain yogurt without added sugars or artificial sweeteners. However, if your dog doesn’t handle yogurt well, consider other options like lactose-free, dairy-based yogurt or dairy-free yogurt made from plant products. Coconut milk can also be used if liquid is needed to thin out a recipe.

Frozen Pupsicles on a Stick

For a frozen fruit smoothie on a stick, make bananas the foundation of your dog’s chilly treat. Slice a few bananas then freeze the pieces for several hours. Next, mix the fruit with a few spoonfuls of yogurt in a food processor until you have a smooth base with the thickness of a milkshake. Now you can blend in whatever mix-ins your dog would love. Consider bacon bits for a meaty treat, frozen strawberries and blueberries for a red, white, and blue celebration, pumpkin puree for a fall-themed goodie, or tuna for some surfside fun. When all the ingredients are blended together, pour into ice pop molds or paper cups, insert a “stick” in the middle and freeze.

To release the pupsicles from the molds, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes or run warm water over the mold for a few seconds. If you use paper cups, simply peel the paper off before serving. If you have a toy breed, try mini water cups instead of full-size drinking cups.

For the pupsicle sticks, you have many options. You can use bone-shaped dog cookies, salmon skin rolls, bully sticks, or any other long edible chew. For a safe yet non-edible stick, consider nylon chew bones. The stick will give your dog something to hold on to while licking and chewing the pupsicle. Plus, chewing the stick will provide even more fun for your dog when the smoothie is gone.

Cold and Sticky

Peanut butter is safe for dogs and unsalted, all-natural varieties are a great addition to frozen dog treats. The stickiness of the peanut butter gives recipes a thick, ice-cream-like texture. Mix a small amount with yogurt and fruit or blend it with mashed bananas to add extra flavor and density to the final treat. If the peanut butter is too thick for the blender, warm it first or add some liquid such as meat broth to the mix.

You can also make peanut butter the star ingredient. Simply layer peanut butter in the bottom half of ice cube trays, ice pop molds, or paper cups. Then top off with a layer of yogurt or meat broth and freeze. Pop the layered frozen treat out of the tray or mold or peel off the paper cup before serving. For fun icy treats, consider using silicone baking molds in exciting shapes like dog bones or dinosaurs. The peanut butter should slide right out of the mold once it’s frozen, and your dog will love cooling down with a cold and sticky treat.

The TOP 3 Dog Popsicle Recipes of ALL TIME! (That Your Pup Can Indulge in This Summer)

Everyone loves indulging in a cold treat on a hot day—even your dog!

That being said, a lot of human treats, like…

  • Dairy-based ice cream
  • Sugar-laden popsicles
  • Artificially flavored slushies

…aren’t a healthy or safe option for your pup.

Not to mention, if your dog is obese, those fat and sugar-filled treats could contribute to major health issues for your pup.

So what kind of cool treat can you spoil your dog with this summer?

I personally recommend homemade dog popsicles.

Not only are they easy to make and cheap, but they are also safe and packed with nutritious ingredients that are actually good for your dog—in moderation of course!

(There is nothing like knowing EXACTLY what your dog is eating!)

Here are the top 3 dog popsicle recipes that I recommend…

Coming in at #3…

#3 – Pumpkin Dog Popsicles

Pumpkin is a food that is really healthy for dogs to consume.

The reason—it’s packed with…

  • Soluble fiber.
  • Vitamin A.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Zinc.
  • Natural oils that improve urinary health.

This summer, skip the processed dog ice cream you can find in the grocery store and whip your pup up this healthy treat instead.

Check out how it’s made…it’s so simple!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pumpkin puree (This is different from pumpkin pie filling. Do NOT purchase that.)
  • Plain yogurt

Directions:

  1. Mix equal parts pumpkin puree with plain yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Place mixture in an ice cube tray or popsicle mold.
  3. Freeze until solid.

My #2 favorite is…

#2 – Blueberry Dog Popsicle

(Partly because I actually enjoy these ones, too!)

Blueberries are…

  • Low in calories.
  • High in vitamin C.
  • High in fiber.
  • Packed with antioxidants.

The best part…they are completely safe for dogs to eat.

That’s why I recommend this blueberry dog popsicle.

Made with plain yogurt (which is also good for your dog’s digestive system) and fresh blueberries, this is a refreshing treat you can feed your dog without any guilt!

Here is how they are made…

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of fresh blueberries
  • Plain yogurt

Directions:

  1. Place ½ cup blueberries in a bowl and gently crush them.
  2. Add ½ cup plain yogurt into the bowl with the crushed blueberries.
  3. Fold the ingredients together.
  4. Scoop the mixture into an ice cube tray or popsicle mold.
  5. Freeze until solid.

And my ultimate, #1 favorite dog popsicle is….

#1 – Chicken Dog Popsicles

That’s right…chicken flavored popsicles!

Okay now, I know it may not be your idea of the dream dessert, but for your dog it’s the best!

Here’s how to make it…

Ingredients:

  • Chicken scraps
  • Sodium-free chicken broth

Directions:

  1. Peel all the meaty scraps off a leftover chicken. If you don’t have a leftover chicken carcass to pick from, that’s ok. Cook up a chicken breast to use!
  2. Fill ice cube tray or popsicle mold with chicken broth.
  3. Throw some chicken meat into each mold. Be sure there are NO bones in the scraps you are using.
  4. Freeze and then serve to your pup!

All of these recipes are safe, natural frozen treat options that I highly recommend trying out this summer.

That being said, all dogs have different dietary needs. Here are a few things to consider before feeding your dog anything new…

  1. Check to make sure your dog doesn’t have a dairy allergy. While yogurt is safe for most dogs, it’s possible your pup could have a sensitivity to it. Test it out by giving your pup a spoonful of it to see how he reacts.
  2. The same rule goes for the blueberries and pumpkin puree. These two foods are normally 100% safe for animal consumption. However, if you’ve never fed your dog these food items before, introduce them in a small quantity just to be safe.
  3. It never hurts to ask your vet before giving your dogs a new food. If you have any worries, ring up your vet’s office. The vet or vet techs should be able to say “yes” or “no” to these recipes depending on your dog’s unique needs.
  4. We already mentioned it, but for safety, we’ll remind you once more.
    1. Never include chicken bones in the chicken pops.
    2. Only use PLAIN yogurt.
    3. Purchase plain pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling.
  5. Moderation is key. All of these recipes are safe and natural; however, they all do contain calories. It’s not a good idea to overfeed your pet anything. One pop a week or for special occasions should be more than enough. If your dog is overweight, consult your vet before feeding him these treats.

Between swimming, trips to the beach, and long walks with your dog, the summer months are a lot of fun!

However, summertime can also be dangerous for animals—especially regarding the heat.

For your pet’s safety, I’ve put together a complimentary list of things you can do to keep your dog safe, happy, and cool this summer.

↓ DOWNLOAD your FREE copy here! ↓ Print it out, tack it to your bulletin board, and use it to ensure your dog stays safe this summer.

Cheers,

~Doggy Dan

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Do you have a hot dog? Not a hotdog! A hot dog! Summer is blazing into fall and our pups are struggling to keep cool. We do a lot of ice cube treats but wanted to give them something special and filled with nutrients. I created a new popsicle recipe for them- watermelon carrot pupsicles!

Our pups, Fritz & current foster dog Rocky, love our DIY dog treats. Other dogs must agree because our Pumpkin Pupcakes is one of the most popular posts on entire site. Don’t worry we make healthy recipes for humans too!

Ok back to the watermelon carrot pupsicles and all things dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Popsicles?

Yes, if they are pupsicles. Meaning they should be free of sugar or other sweeteners and made with whole foods such as real fruit or vegetable juice, nut butters, bone broth or greek yogurt.

Which is why we use just two ingredients in these awesome puppy popsicles; carrots and watermelon. It just can’t get easier for DIY dog treats.

Carrots are great for dogs because they are high in vitamin A and fiber. Watermelon is 50% water so it provides extra hydration on a hot day and it is packed with vitamins A, B6 and C. Both carrots and watermelon are low in calories which makes this pupsicle recipe lower in total calories than pupsicles made with yogurt or peanut butter.

How to Make DIY Watermelon Carrot Pupsicles?

This dog popsicle recipe is as easy as it gets. Add two peeled and roughly chopped carrots to a blender, pulse to chop them up. Then add the watermelon. Puree until smooth and pour into your molds.

You can use dog treat molds or ice cubes trays. We love pupsicles that are kid-friendly popsicles too. One recipe, two birds? Just add the mix to a regular popsicle molds. Love it!

Freeze for two hours or until frozen solid. These pupsicles are best served outside. Unless of course sticky floors are your jam.

Let us know how your kids (the 2 or 4 leg kind) liked them in the comments! And be sure to use the buttons to save these puppy popsicles to your Pintrest account! And you can find the pin for the Pumpkin Pupcakes here. Bone Appetit! No I didin’t misspell that, I just think I am funny. Woof woof.

Watermelon Carrot Pupsicle

Easy DIY dog treat with just two ingredients Prep Time10 mins Freeze Time2 hrs Total Time10 mins Course: Dog Treat Cuisine: Dog Treat Keyword: DIY, Dog Treat, popsicle, pupsicle, Watermelon Radish Servings: 16 treats

  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cups watermelon, chunked and seeds removed
  • Pulse carrots in a blender until finely chopped.
  • Add watermelon and puree until smooth.
  • Pour into molds. Freeze for 2 hours or until frozen solid.

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My dogs love to hang out in the backyard, no matter how hot it is outside. So to help keep my dog chillin’ outdoors in the sun all summer, I made them “pup-sicles!”

Using an ice cube tray as the mold for the frozen treats, the “ice cream” portion of the pupsicle is made from just two ingredients: plain Greek yogurt and natural peanut butter.

You can fill the pupsicles with your dogs favorite treats and then use a medium-length bone for the “stick” to the pupsicle.

Just like giving a kid a popsicle in the summer, there pupsicles can make a mess if left with your dog unattended – so just be sure to serve the pupsicles outside or on a surface you won’t mind having to clean!

Luna LOVES all food she’s offered and wanted to gobble down the pupsicle in one bite. This is where the milk bone “stick” comes in handy: I can hold it for her so she doesn’t get brain freeze! Theo is a much more dainty eater and carefully licked the ice cream down to the bone and ate it like a gentleman.

However your fur baby eats their pupsicle, these frozen treats are the perfect doggy dessert on a hot summer afternoon.

5 Frozen Dog Treats You Should Make for Your Dog This Summer

The hot and humid days of summer always warrant an ice cold treat, and that goes for your dog too!

No one can deny a homemade frozen treat when the summer sun is beating down, and that especially includes your dog.

Your dog feels the harsh heat of summer just as much (actually even more, you try wearing a fur coat when it’s 90 degrees) as you do, and he deserves a fun, delicious way to cool down.

These frozen dog treat recipes are easy to make and will leave your pooch feeling full and cool.

PB and Fruit Ice

This frozen dog treat is perfect for those pet owners whose culinary skills may be lacking. It’s only four ingredients and all you need is a pan and a freezer.

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped fruit
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds

Directions

  1. Combine peanut butter and water and pour into bundt pan (or any other kind of pan).
  2. Add the fruit and flax seeds.
  3. Put in the freezer and leave it there for four to six hours.

Finally, take it out of the freezer and watch with satisfaction as your pup goes to town on your tasty creation.

Yogurt Pops

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The best thing about these yogurt-based pupsicles is that kids (and adults) love them too. That’s right, they’re made from ingredients that taste great regardless whether you’re human or canine. With only two steps, this recipe will have the whole family salivating and begging for more with barely any effort on your part.

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz of either plan or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze for 10 minutes.

Put toothpicks or popsicle sticks in the treats meant for the humans, but your dog would like his dessert placed directly into his bowl–or mouth.

Frozen Meat Treats

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These little balls of goodness are chock full of healthy ingredients and vital nutrients, but you don’t need to tell your dog that. All he’ll care about is how delicious they are.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked meat
  • ¾ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • A little bit of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 cooked and mashed carrot
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  2. Spoon mixture into ice cube trays and place in freezer until hard.

The versatility of this recipe makes it a great option for when your pantry’s running low and you don’t feel like going to the store. Carrots and parsley can be replaced with peanut butter, and the meat can come from your leftover dinner.

Tasty Pupsicles

Desert Living Today

These frozen morsels are almost too cute to eat. But your dog is sure to disagree. They’re the perfect solution to those hot, hazy, lazy days of summer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 32 oz plain yogurt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • Some kind of bone shaped dog treat

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency.
  2. Pour into ice cube trays, muffin tins, or any other kind of small container.
  3. Add the dog bones (cheese, fruit, and veggies would also make great garnishes).
  4. Freeze overnight.

These treats are completely customizable, so you can cater to your furry friend’s unique pallet. The yogurt can be replaced with sweet potato or pumpkin, and the water can be replaced with chicken broth. So go ahead, what’s your pup’s favorite concoction?

PB & J Freezies

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You and your pup go together like PB & J, so why not treat yourselves to an icy round of something you’ll both enjoy? These frozen treats take a creative look at that classic PB & J sandwich, and they’re as simple to make as they are delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 12 (ish) strawberries
  • 3-4 spoonfuls peanut butter
  • ¼ cup cold water

Directions:

  1. Prepare strawberries by washing them and removing stems.
  2. Puree water and strawberries.
  3. Pour strawberry mixture into ice cube trays.
  4. Place a dollop of peanut butter into each tray, and make sure it sinks into the strawberry juice.
  5. Freeze for several hours

With fruity flavor and a punch of protein, these PB & J freezies will give your pup a much-needed cool down while filling his belly with vital minerals and nutrients. And don’t forget to save a few for yourself!

Everyone knows you treat your dog like your child, and you wouldn’t want your child to get overheated on a hot summer’s day, right? Right! It’s not spoiling if there’s a health reason behind it. That’s what you can tell yourself, anyway.

So go ahead, get creative in the kitchen with these homemade frozen dog treats, and your furry friend will thank you later. Hopefully with lots and lots of cuddles.

Frozen summer treats! There is nothing more fun than making some treats that remind you of the “summer breeze” for your dogs. These treats will make your pups much cooler and they’ll love you for it. You don’t need much experience to create these recipes. If this is the first time you plan to make these for your best friend then go for it!

Perhaps the theme of the recipe is “frozen in summer” or you cook while singing summer lyrics. Do whatever you need to inspire you!

So play with your dog this summer and blow dandelion fuzz into the air! Then enjoy these special treats.

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Try this recipe for homemade dog popsicles (AKA “pupsicles”) the next time you want to give your dog something to help him cool down.

By now you know that we really have a lot of fun making different healthy treats for our dog Chuckers every now and then. Well, I saw this idea for dog popsicles in an issue of Country Living recently and I knew I had to try them out! I switched the recipe up a bit to use things that I had already in the house and things that I know have worked really well for Chuckers in the past. We’ve been having some really hot days lately so I definitely wanted something that I knew he would eat. If we get to enjoy a cool treat to help us cool down on a hot day, there’ s no reason why he can’t too! 🙂

OK, if I’m being honest, I think I would actually make this recipe for myself in the future too (minus the dog biscuits). It’s made with all healthy, human-food ingredients and it smelled so good when I was mixing it up that I had to try a little bit. It was definitely human-grade delicious. 🙂 I included some dog biscuits as the sticks for Chuckers and I think he really enjoyed the different textures that this treat offered.

How to Make Frozen Dog Popsicles

This one was definitely a winner!

One note I should mention: The dog biscuit “popsicle sticks” were a bit heavy for the popsicle mix so they were sinking down a bit. I ended just leaning them back in the popsicle mold a bit so they’d stay in place. Dogs won’t actually be holding on to them anyway, right? 🙂

Here’s the full printable recipe for the frozen dog popsicles.

Homemade Frozen Dog Popsicles (“Pupsicles”)

Try this recipe for homemade dog popsicles (AKA “pupsicles”) the next time you want to give your dog something to help him cool down. Cuisine Canine Keyword Dog Popsicles Author Courtenay

  • 1 banana mashed
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • dog biscuits (optional)
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.

  2. Spoon the mixture into homemade popsicle molds and top them with a dog biscuit “popsicle stick” if using. I had to cut one end off of each of my dog biscuits to make them fit.

  3. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight. To release the pupsicles, just run the popsicle mold under warm water for a few seconds until the pupsicle slides out easily.

Have you ever tried making a special summertime treat for your dogs? What do you do to help them cool down when the days are extra hot?

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Make peanut butter pup-sicles

How to make peanut butter popsicles

The thermometer reads 98 degrees Fahrenheit, and your dog sprawls belly-down on the kitchen floor, panting. It’s supposed to be like this all week.

While you’re sucking down iced coffees, help your pooch beat the summer doldrums. These easy-to-make treats will keep them occupied (and cool!)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter, preferably unsalted and unsweetened (Check your peanut butter’s label to make sure it doesn’t contain any kind of xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.)
  • Half a ripe banana, mashed
  • Water as needed

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with a little water or half a mashed banana. (The water and banana aren’t essential, but they help with freezing consistency.)

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper, or use Kong-style rubber toys that have a cavity you can fill.

Spoon the mixture onto the tray just like you would cookie dough, or stuff it into the toys. Freeze the tray or toys for several hours or overnight. If you need to reuse the tray right away, pop out the cubes and store them in a bag or container in the freezer.

Serve, and turn any hot dog into a happy camper.

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Tips

  • Pet popsicles can be made out of all kinds of things your dog (or cats) eat normally, so experiment to see what your dog likes best.
  • The frozen Kong-style toys make a great cool-down treat for when you will be away for a few hours.
  • Try treats suspended in water, watered down wet food and favorite frozen veggies.
  • Avoid: onions and onion powder, grapes and raisins, salt, macadamia nuts, tomatoes, potatoes, rhubarb leaves and stems and avocados.

(Recipe courtesy of Loren Drummond.)