5 frozen dog treat recipes to spoil your pooch this summer

frozen dog treat recipes
frozen dog treat recipes

The blazing summer heat is tough on our pooches. As a rule, we love nothing more than a cold treat on a hot day, but did you know Fido can have their very own pupsicles too…

And in fact, I’m sure they’d appreciate the cooling relief more than you – especially with all that fur. However, I’d never advise feeding the human kind. Our ice creams and popsicles are usually filled with sugar and additives that aren’t particularly good for us, let alone our dogs.

But these homemade healthy pupsicles are just what the doctor ordered and can be whipped up in just a few minutes.

If you notice your dog’s a little less active than normal, they could be struggling to cope with the heat. By giving an icy treat, you’ll help bring pup’s body temperature down, and of course they’ll love devouring these tasty morsels too!

So without further ado, here are my 5 frozen dog treat recipes to help keep your dog cool this summer.

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You will need:

Ice cube trays – I love these silicone doggy-shaped trays – they’re adorable and it’s so easy to push the treats free when frozen.

A blender – This blender looks perfect for blending fresh fruits.

A mixing jug – What can I say… A basic jug is all you’ll need. But if you don’t have anything like this, here’s a good option.

 

The meaty pupsicle


Ingredients

1 reduced-salt chicken stock cube

1 cup of water

Carrot sticks

Handful of peas

Handful of boiled chicken

 

Method

A chicken dinner in ice cube form – what’s not to love! If you can, use reduced-salt chicken stock to limit your dog’s salt intake.

Dissolve the stock cube in a cup of water and fill your ice cube trays half way.

Add a few pieces of chicken to each compartment and drop in a few peas.

Place cling film (or cellophane for my American friends) over the top of the tray and tuck under to hold it in place.

Poke a hole through the cling film in the middle of each compartment and pop in your carrot stick,. You could also use a dog biscuit or chew in place of the carrot stick.

The cling film will hold the carrot stick upright as it freezes. Then when they’re frozen you can remove the cling film and you’ll have the perfect meaty pupsicle for your pooch.

 

Peanut butter delight

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Ingredients

1 cup of plain Greek yoghurt

A little water

1 tablespoon of peanut butter (xylitol free)

1 teaspoon of honey

 

Method

This is one of Loki’s all-time favourites, and I’m sure your pooch will love it too!

Add the yoghurt to a measuring jug with a little water to loosen the mixture.

Then add your peanut butter and honey to the mix. Be sure to use a xylitol free peanut butter variety as this ingredient is toxic to dogs. Always check the label first.

Beat the mixture with a fork until smooth or use a blender. Add more water if required. You should have a consistency similar to whole milk. Fill up your ice cube trays, pop them in the freezer and huzzah! You’ll have one happy pup!

 

 

Summer berries 


Ingredients

A handful of strawberries

A handful of blueberries

A handful of raspberries

A splash of water if required

 

Method

Give your furry friend a real taste of summer with this delicious berry treat. It’s super simple too!

First, throw all your fruits into a blender and whizz until smooth. Add a splash of water if necessary, fill your ice cube trays and in the freezer they go. I told you it was a breeze!

 

Fruity ice 


Ingredients

1 cup of plain Greek yoghurt

1 banana

1 apple

2 slices of watermelon

 

Method

Blend your watermelon and add to your Greek yoghurt. Mix well and add a splash of water if required.

Half fill your ice cube trays with the mixture. Dice your banana and apple into small chunks and pop them into the compartments for a delicious fruity treat.

 

Banana smoothie 

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Ingredients

1 cup of plain Greek yoghurt

Half a cup of pumpkin

1 banana

1 teaspoon of honey

A little water

 

Method

As well as cooling your dog down, pumpkin is also known to help dogs with digestion. So it’s a great healthy treat for pup’s with sensitive tums.

Throw all your ingredients into a blender and add a little water to create a smooth whole milk-like consistency.

Pour your mixture into ice cube trays, pop them in the freezer and serve. Delish!

 

Every pup needs a tasty treat now and then, and it’s all for a good cause if it’ll stop your pooch overheating. And you don’t need to spend hours on preparation in the kitchen either. A quick 5 minutes and you’ll have plenty of icy treats for the next couple of weeks.

I guarantee Fido will have a big smile on their face for your efforts! Share your happy-faced-pooches in the comments below. Or feel free to share your own recipes – we’d love to hear them!

Please note: There are affiliate links in this post. If you click a link and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. I only give recommendations for items I’d use myself and feel will benefit my audience. Thanks for supporting our blog!

 

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