If you’re a dog owner, you know that summer heat can be tough on your dog.
To help keep your pup cool and satisfied during those hot days, try making some frozen dog treats at home!
Not only are frozen dog treats easy and fun to make, but they also allow you to control the ingredients and ensure that your pup is getting a healthy and delicious snack.
My faithful and frozen treat-loving dogs and I have compiled a list of 10 DIY frozen dog treat recipes that your pup will be drooling over all summer long.
From fruity watermelon pupsicles to chicken and veggies, there’s something for every pup to enjoy!
Having 2 Newfoundlands means that my dogs don’t enjoy summer as much as I do.
They prefer to lounge in the air-conditioned house rather than outside on the back patio.
Even though they’re not fans of the hot summer weather, they really enjoy the homemade frozen dog treats that I make for them!
Their all-time favorite is frozen banana blueberry treats but they also love anything with watermelon too.
If you’re looking to make some DIY frozen treats for your dog this summer, I’ve rounded up a handful of the best and easiest homemade frozen dog treats that are sure to have your dog drooling this summer!
But before we get to those delicious frosty dog treats, here are a few tips to get you started.
Handy Tips On Making DIY Frozen Dog Treats
One of the great things about making frozen treats for your dog is that they’re super simple and you can customize them as needed.
Before you get to whipping up a batch of dog treats, make sure that the ingredients you use are safe and healthy for dogs.
Avoid using ingredients like chocolate, caffeine, grapes, and raisins, as they can be toxic to dogs.
Additionally, consider your dog’s preferences and any dietary restrictions they may have, such as allergies or sensitive stomachs.
Odin is not a fan of bananas so if I’m making frozen dog treats that have bananas, I make sure to add something like peanut butter or plain Greek yogurt.
When freezing the treats, be sure to use an appropriate container and freeze them for at least a few hours to ensure that they’re fully frozen.
Finally, always supervise your dog when giving them a frozen treat to prevent choking or other accidents.
If you’re using an ingredient in your homemade frozen dog treats that your dog has never had before, make sure to introduce the treats slowly to avoid giving your dog an upset stomach and /or speak with your veterinarian.
Get creative as you want with molds for frozen dog treats.
You can use something as simple as a small paper cup or purchase cute silicone molds in fun dog shapes.
Since frozen dog treats can get messy, try to give them outside to avoid making a mess or creating stains in your house.
Now let’s look at a few frozen dog treat favorites!
10 Easy Homemade Frozen Dog Treat Recipes
From 2 ingredient frozen dog treat recipes to dog treats containing no yogurt, these are sure to help your dog cool down on a hot summer.
No Yogurt Frozen Dog Treats
If your dog doesn’t tolerate dairy well, no problem!
There are tons of frozen treat recipes that your dog can still enjoy!
Frozen Watermelon & Cucumber Dog Treats
These frozen cucumber and watermelon dog treats are one of my dogs favorite treats.
They’re refreshing, packed with vitamins and easy to make.
DIY 3-Ingredient Chicken Pupsicles for Dogs
These 3-ingredient chicken pupsicles can be put together in minutes in the morning and ready for your pup in the afternoon.
They are packed with healthy vegetables and low-sodium chicken broth.
All you need is carrots + bone broth for dogs to make these 2-ingredient frozen dog treats.
My dogs actually get these every day with their evening meal because they are so easy to make and packed full of all the good stuff.
Apple and Chicken Pupsicles
This Apple and Chicken Pupsicles dog treat is pretty healthy for your pup with fresh fruit and a watered-down chicken broth for just a hint of meaty flavor they love.
Golden Vegetable Frosty Paws with Tasty Meaty Middles
How do you get your dog to eat his vegetables?
By blending them into a tasty golden treat with a tasty chicken surprise in the middle for the ultimate indulgent summer treat.
Frozen Pumpkin and Apple Dog Treats
These 3-ingredient frozen pumpkin and apple dog treats were made with fall in mind but they’re a delicious snack for dogs all year round!
Frozen Dog Treat Recipes With Yogurt
Cheese Dog Ice Cream
These delicious cheese dog frozen treats don’t contain yogurt or cream but they do call for cottage cheese.
This cheese dog ice cream recipe is all about the cheese!
Homemade Frozen Banana Blueberry Dog Treats
One of the most popular and loved frozen dog treat recipes is this super easy frozen banana + blueberry treat.
I’m sure it’s a top favorite with the pups because of the tasty addition of creamy peanut butter!
This delicious tropical dog popsicles recipe uses refreshing coconut water as one of the key ingredients!
An easy 3 ingredient dog popsicle recipe you can make in no time!
Froyo Frozen Dog Treat
A gut-healthy frozen yogurt, banana, and almond butter tasty treat recipe for dogs!
How To Store Frozen Dog Treats
When it comes to storing your frozen dog treats this summer make sure you store them in a freezer-safe storage container or silicone bag.
If you’re using a freezer-safe bag make sure to squeeze all that extra out before tucking it into the freezer.
Most frozen dog treats will last in the freezer for 1-2 months when properly stored.
If you want them to last longer, you could use a vacuum sealer.
More Fun Frozen Treats For Dogs
If you’re looking for a few other ways to add some cool and refreshing treats to your dog’s day this summer you can also whip up some homemade dog-safe ice cream or make some fun ice licks for your dog to enjoy outside.
And lastly, here’s one happy drooling dog for proof:)
Friday 31st of May 2019
A couple of summers ago I liquefied watermelon in the blender and then put it in my paw print and bone molds for Shadow and Ducky. I never thought of cucumber. I bet Ducky would love the mix! I used to make yogurt-and-berry treats for the girls, too; but they couldn't handle the lactose in the yogurt. Now that Ducky's eating much better food, maybe I'll try them again. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a hot summer around here.
Tails Around the Ranch
Thursday 30th of May 2019
We're looking forward to pupscicle season...once it actually arrives. It's been too chilly to do anything frozen yet, but no doubt, Mother Nature will now turn the heat up. Some great recipes here!
Thursday 30th of May 2019
Thanks! It is SO HOT HERE!!!