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.
- 1 Cup of peanut butter (preferably unsalted)
- Half a ripe banana
- Water as needed to aid freezing
- Mix peanut butter with a little water and half of mashed banana in a small bowl
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
- Spoon mixture onto the tray the same as you would with cookie dough
- OR stuff into a toy such as a Kong before freezing
- Freeze the tray for several hours or overnight
Frozen Pumpkin Treats
- One can of pumpkin puree (make sure it is NOT pie filling)
- 1 cup yogurt
- Teaspoon of honey
- 1 ripe banana
- Mash ingredients together in a bowl
- Spool into ice trays or cute dog-themed silicone molds
- Freeze thoroughly
- about 12 medium to large strawberries (organic is preferable)
- 3-4 spoonfuls of all-natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of cold water
- Wash and remove tops from the strawberries
- Blend strawberries and water together until pureed.
- Fill cubes in the an ice cube tray or mold approximately 3/4.
- 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.
- Place tray in freezer for several hours and allow to freeze.
- 1 banana
- 32 ozs plain no fat yogurt
- 2 tsp of peanut butter
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 banana
- 32 oz plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup of blueberries or strawberries
- Place everything into a blender or food processor
- Mix ingredients until well blended
- 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)
- 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.
- 2 cups of seedless watermelon
- 1 cup Coconut Milk or Coconut Water
- 1/4 cup Honey
- Place all ingredients into a blender
- Puree until liquidy
- Pour drink mix into an ice tray or silicone mold