Summertime Essentials: 5 Frozen Dog Treat Recipes

Summertime Essentials: 5 Frozen Dog Treat Recipes

Summer is officially here! No more staying inside when it’s raining and time to go and spend time in the sun. However, when it’s hot, it can hit your dog hard. You have to be careful about keeping your dog in the heat for too long and learn to be tactical for when you take them for their walk of the day. Even if you take these precautions, there are other ways you can keep your dog feeling refreshed during the summer. 

When your pup isn't enjoying the cooling gel feature from their Buddy Bed, n excellent way to keep your dog cool and happy is by providing them with yummy frozen treats. Instead of giving them a daily treat of dry bone-shaped biscuits, you can now swap it out for a homemade snack straight out of your freezer. They’re so yummy that even you’re going to want to give them a try! 

We’ve put together the top 5 recipes for frozen dog treats. They last a long time and are perfect for whenever you want to take one out and surprise your pup on a hot day. Always make sure to check with your vet before feeding any "human" food to your dogs, and test foods before to avoid any allergic reactions!.

Frozen Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 banana 
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter (Xylitol free!)
  • 12 oz plain yogurt 
  • Mold or ice cube tray 

Instructions: 

  1. Blend all 3 ingredients together either using a blender or electric mixer. 2. Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into your mold or tray. 
  2. Place mold/tray into the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours. 
  3. Take treats out of the mold/tray and serve to your pup. 
  4. Place leftover treats into a ziplock bag or container and freeze for up to 3 weeks.

 Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats 

Ingredients: 

  • ¾ cup blueberries 
  • ¾ cup greek yogurt 
  • ½ banana 
  • Mold or ice cube tray 

Instructions: 

  1. Grab all three ingredients and place them in a bowl. 
  2. Mix ingredients together using a blender or electric mixer for around 90 seconds. 3. Pour equal amounts of mixture into your molds/tray. 
  3. Place mold/try into the freezer for about 5 hours. 
  4. Remove treats from molds and feed them to your pup. 
  5. You can place leftover treats into a ziplock bag or container for up to 3 months in the freezer. 

Watermelon ‘Pupsicles’ 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup fresh seedless watermelon pieces 
  • ⅔ cup plain greek yogurt 
  • 2 tsp honey 
  • Mold or ice cube tray 

Instructions: 

  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and blend using a blender or electric mixer. 2. Put mixture into a measuring cup for easier pouring. 
  2. Place equal amounts of mixture into mold/tray. 
  3. Transfer the mold/tray to the freezer for around 3 hours. 
  4. Take treats out of mold/tray and give them to your pup. 
  5. You can place leftovers into a ziplock bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to a month. 

Frozen Chicken Broth and Apple Dog Treats 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ lbs apple slices 
  • 32 oz chicken broth 
  • Mold or ice cube tray 

Instructions:

  1. Chop your apple slices into small pieces. 
  2. Put an equal amount of apple pieces into your mold or ice cube tray. 
  3. Fill each mold/tray up with chicken broth. 
  4. Place the mold/tray into the freezer for about 4 hours. 
  5. Take treats out of the mold/tray and feed them to your pup. 
  6. You can place the leftovers into a ziplock bag or container and put them in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup yogurt 
  • ½ cup strawberries 
  • Mold or ice cube tray 

Instructions: 

  • Mix the 2 ingredients using a blender or an electric mixer. 
  • Pour the mixture into your mold/tray in equal amounts. 
  • Place the mold/tray into the freezer for around 2-3 hours. 
  • Take the treats out of the mold/tray and feed them to your pup. 
  • You can place the leftovers into a ziplock bag or container and put them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Well, there you have it! 5 yummy frozen dog treat recipes ready to keep your dog cool and happy during the summer. It’s recommended to feed your pup these treats outside as they can be messy. However, there is no doubt you’ll get lots of wagging tails and kisses from how delicious they are!

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