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3 Frozen Dog Treats for Summer Snackin'

Updated: Jul 8



The best frozen treat I've had this summer! – Mia

As the summer heat cranks up, we all look for ways to stay cool—and that includes our furry friends! One fantastic way to help your dog stay cool is with homemade frozen treats. These drool worthy pupsicles are super easy to make and filled with healthy ingredients your pup will love. Whether you’re hanging out at the park or relaxing in the backyard, these frozen dog treats are a fun and delicious way to keep your canine companion cool and happy all summer long.


Here are 3 recipes to help your dog stay cool and refreshed this summer:


#1Peanut Butter Blackberry Dog Popsicles


Ingredients:

Peanut butter, blackberries, and yogurt come together for an easy and delicious frozen dog treat.

  • ½ cup wild blackberries

  • 2 sliced bananas, frozen

  • ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter

  • ½ cup plain unsweetened yogurt

Directions:


Step One

Using a food processor, puree blackberries until smooth. Remove from food processor bowl and set aside; rinse bowl. Add the three remaining ingredients. Cover and process, adding water as needed, until a soft-serve ice cream texture is reached.

Step Two

Layer the blackberry mixture and peanut butter mixture in popsicle molds or small disposable paper cups, swirling as desired. Insert popsicle sticks or bone-shaped treats and freeze at least 4 hours or until frozen solid.

Step Three. Popsicles can be stored, tightly covered, in freezer for up to 1 month.


*Do not select items that contain the ingredient xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener that is sometimes found in peanut butter and yogurt products. It can be very toxic to pets, even in small amounts.



#2 Watermelon Mint Popsicles

This refreshing watermelon mint dog popsicle recipe is made from just three ingredients: seedless watermelon or cantaloupe, plain yogurt, and fresh mint. Combine them in a food processor or blender until they're smooth, then pour the mixture into silicone treat molds or an ice cube tray on a baking pan. Freeze for at least four hours to let them firm up, and then they'll be ready to serve!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cubed, seedless watermelon or cantaloupe

  • ⅔ cup plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Directions:

Step One

In a food processor or blender combine watermelon, yogurt, and mint. Cover and process or blend until smooth.


Step Two

Place silicone treat molds or ice cube trays on a baking pan. Fill molds with melon mixture and freeze at least 4 hours or until firm. Let treats stand a few minutes before serving.


#3 Blueberry Banana Froyo

Froyo isn't just for humans—with this dog-friendly homemade frozen yogurt recipe, your dog can enjoy the refreshing summer snack, too. After the base of plain, nonfat yogurt, lip-smacking peanut butter, blueberries and bananas are added to create a delectable treat for any pup. If you want to take your pup-friendly froyo to the next level, put a couple of raspberries on top of each cup before freezing. Best enjoyed while cooling off from the summer heat!

Ingredients:


  • 1 ½ cups plain nonfat yogurt*

  • ⅓ cup natural creamy peanut butter*

  • ⅓ cup blueberries

  • 1 banana

  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal

Directions:


Step One

In a food processor or blender combine yogurt, peanut butter, blueberries, banana, and flaxseed meal. Cover and process or blend until smooth.


Step Two

Pour into 12 lined cups of a muffin tin (silicone cupcake liners work best for these, but foil liners also work well), filling cups halfway. Top each with a mini dog bone treat, if desired. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Pop treats out of pan**, remove liners, and freeze in a zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 2 weeks. Let treat stand at room temperature at least 5 minutes before serving.


We'd love to hear how your pup enjoys these treats, so be sure to let us know if you give the recipes a try!

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