Sometimes on a hot summer afternoon, the best thing is a nice cold treat. When the weather is scorching almost all of us love a little bit of ice cream or a delicious popsicle. Our pets are no different. And just because they can’t have our ice cream and popsicles, doesn’t mean that they can’t participate in a little bit of the frozen fun. Here are some of our favorite frozen dog treats you can give your pet this summer.

frozen dog treatsPeanut Butter Pupsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of peanut butter (preferably unsalted)
  • Half a ripe banana
  • Water as needed to aid freezing

Preparation:

  1. Mix peanut butter with a little water and half of mashed banana in a small bowl
  2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  3. Spoon mixture onto the tray the same as you would with cookie dough
  4. OR stuff into a toy such as a Kong before freezing
  5. Freeze the tray for several hours or overnight

Frozen Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients:

  • One can of pumpkin puree (make sure it is NOT pie filling)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Teaspoon of honey
  • 1 ripe banana

Preparation:

  1. Mash ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Spool into ice trays or cute dog-themed silicone molds
  3. Freeze thoroughly

PB+J Freezes

Ingredients:

  • about 12 medium to large strawberries (organic is preferable)
  • 3-4 spoonfuls of all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of cold water

Preparation:

  1. Wash and remove tops from the strawberries
  2. Blend strawberries and water together until pureed.
  3. Fill cubes in the an ice cube tray or mold approximately 3/4.
  4. Gently place a small, yet generous dollop of peanut butter onto each filled ice cube tray slot. Be sure that the peanut butter sinks INTO the strawberry liquid fully.
  5. Place tray in freezer for several hours and allow to freeze.

Smoothie Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 32 ozs plain no fat yogurt 
  • 2 tsp of peanut butter
  • 2 tsp honey

or

  • 1 banana
  • 32 oz plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries or strawberries

Preparation:

  1. Place everything into a blender or food processor
  2. Mix ingredients until well blended
  3. Use ice cube trays or muffin tins to use as molds for the mixture (you can also use kids size bathroom paper cups, small plastic containers as well)
  4. Pour small amounts into the cups, muffin tins or plastic containers. Aim for a hockey puck shape and thickness to resemble the for a perfect Frosty Paws size. 
  5. Freeze

Watermelon Icees

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk or Coconut Water 
  • 1/4 cup Honey

Preparation:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender
  2. Puree until liquidy
  3. Pour drink mix into an ice tray or silicone mold

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!

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