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Homemade “Frosty Paws” Type Frozen Dog Treats

A closeup of a single frozen treat

Happy 4th of July! I’ve seen a lot of pictures going around talking about how hard this day is for dogs what with the loud noises and whatnot, and since it is probably going to be a hot day in many places and dogs need to cool down too, I thought I would share a recipe to make the day, or any summer day, more enjoyable for the pups: homemade frozen dog treats.

I used to get my dogs a brand of frozen treats called “Frosty Paws” when they were on sale. There were only four in a box, though. I thought there had to be a way to make something similar myself that would give me more treats without being expensive. And there was.

I used a recipe that I found on this Hub Page, which has a lot of ideas for varying the recipe. I just used the basic one, and my dogs loved it. If you want to follow the original recipe, feel free to check the link, but below I’ll tell you how I did it. Although these make a great summer treat, you can really make them anytime. I made the ones pictured in January, and they didn’t go to waste.

Although I doubt you have to be exact, you’ll want to acquire:

32 oz. of yogurt (or joghurt if you’re in Germany). You can use one that’s flavored if you like, but I used plain.

1 ripe banana, mashed

2 tablespoons of peanut butter (smooth would probably be your best bet)

2 tablespoons of honey

A clean ice cube tray or two depending on how big yours are and how many treats you want to make. If you don’t have this, the original author recommended disposable egg cartons or small paper cups.

A blender or a mixer

A bowl to mix in

puppy paw tray

The treats in one of the trays, not quite frozen yet.

Combine all the ingredients in the bowl and mix them together using a blender or mixer. I used a handheld mixer. Scoop the mixture into the ice cube trays until you run out or have what you want and pop the trays into the freezer until the treats are frozen.

Once they’re frozen, the original author recommends microwaving them for a few seconds (or soaking them in warm water if you’ve used paper or styrofoam cups), unmolding them, and placing the treats in a plastic bag to be stored in the freezer. Personally, since I have more ice cube trays than I need, I just leave them in the trays and pop them out when I’m ready to use them like I would for ice. Viel Spaß!

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2 Thoughts on “Homemade “Frosty Paws” Type Frozen Dog Treats

  1. Wow, thanks for the great recipe. My dogs love doggie ice cream too, but I don’t give it to them that often. I usually try to only give them all natural, or organic treats, so if I can make them ice cream myself, then I can control the ingredients that are include. 🙂

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