5 DIY Frozen Dog Treats for Summer

May 05, 2021 3 min read

5 DIY Frozen Dog Treats for Summer

When the summertime heat hits, all you want to be snacking on is ice cream, popsicles, and anything cold. Why can’t your dog enjoy the same?

To make your dog a healthy and delicious frozen treat, you just need to gather a few simple ingredients and allow some time for freezing. Soon, you’ll be making homemade frozen dog treats all summer long!

We’ve compiled 5 easy frozen dog treat recipes sure to satisfy your pet. Check them out below.

1. Fruity Ice Cream

While health limitations mean your dog can’t share an ice cream cone with you, they can still enjoy their own dog-friendly version.

Yogurt is a safe and freezable alternative for dogs. However, make sure the yogurt you’re using is free of sugars, especially artificial sweeteners. (The sweetener xylitol is poisonous for dogs, so always be sure to check your labels!) A safe way to go is by thinking: “the plainer the better”–plain and Greek yogurts are great, but anything else could give your dog an upset stomach.

For dog-friendly ice cream, try blending plain yogurt with frozen peaches. Pour it in a bowl and set out for your dog to enjoy his very own peach sorbet! Other dog-safe fruits your pet might enjoy include mangoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, and raspberries.

2. Cow Hoof Cornucopias

The hollow insides of our Cow Hooves make them the perfect casing for a frozen dog treat!

For a Thanksgiving-style twist, try filling a hoof with plain canned pumpkin and cooked quinoa. For an added protein boost, mix in some plain cooked turkey. After loading up your hooves, stick them in the freezer overnight and watch your dog devour.

3. Frozen PB&J Cubes

The classic PB&J now has a summertime twist. Grab some peanut butter, strawberries, and an empty ice cube tray for this simple recipe that your dog will love.

First, put a layer of peanut butter on the bottom of each well of the tray. Then, blend up your strawberries with some water and pour the mixture over the peanut butter. Pop them in the freezer and soon you’ll have a full tray of cool little treats!

4. Trachea Popsicles

For this recipe, you need peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and a banana. Blend these ingredients together to form a puree, and spoon it into our trachea chews. Fill up your chews all the way and place them in a freezer.

To mimic a popsicle stick, you can also try placing a bully stick into the filling, allowing it to slightly stick out of the trachea. Then, freeze your treats upright for that classic popsicle stick style look.

Once frozen, your dog will love the excitement of getting out the filling and chewing on the outside casing.

5. Savory Pops

These savory popsicles are made with chicken broth and your choice of dog-friendly vegetables. We recommend celery and small carrots. Celery is not only great for heart health but also freshens breath! Crunching on carrots strengthens your dog's teeth, and it's one of the only vegetables that doesn’t run the risk of making your pet gassy.

Using popsicle molds or ice cube trays, layer the veggies and broth, and freeze for 2-3 hours. Pop the treats out when solid and throw them in a bowl for a cool snack your dog will love.

No matter what you choose to make, always opt for the healthiest options in your ingredients. Choosing low sugar and sodium alternatives will go a long way for your dog's health.

Frozen treats are sure to mentally stimulate your dog while also helping their teeth clean by extended and safe chewing. Keep supporting the mental and physical health of your dog by incorporating other natural treats into your recipes like ear chews or our beef tracheas.


Hungry for more recipes? Check out these 5 Recipes Using Natural Dog Chews. To browse a selection of some of the best treats and chews, check out our website.

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