These homemade frozen dog treats are made for a fraction of what you pay in the store. Your dog will come running when you open the freezer!
I remember the first time I ever saw "doggie ice cream" in the store. I remember thinking "well - THAT'S ridiculous!". But the more I thought about it, I decided "Why not? Coupon (my dog) absolutely loves playing with ice cubes and I know how much he loves peanut butter.."
And so that is how I found myself standing in Petco one day paying more for ice cream for my dog than I pay for ice cream for myself!
Obviously, this wasn't sustainable!
After looking at the ingredients, I realized how easy they would be to make, and so I came up with this recipe for homemade frozen dog treats. Best of all, it's only 4 ingredients that I always have in the house!
A few words about this recipe....
I used dog-themed silicone molds because I wanted to make sure that anyone who opened the freezer would know that they are treats for the dog and not humans. I mean - they don't taste bad, but there is almost NO sweetness to them. Anyone expecting to pop a sweet treat in their mouth is going to be disappointed!
Coupon (my dog) is only about 14 pounds. When I make these homemade frozen dog treats, I make them for both my dog and family friend's dogs. His dogs are MUCH bigger than mine. For his treats, I just use a regular ice cube tray.
If you have a smaller dog, you may want to consider cutting the recipe in half...you will still end up with about 50 treats using the smaller molds!
I used my KitchenAid with the flat beater to mix the "ice cream". If you don't have a stand mixer, just mash the bananas with a fork and then mix the rest of the ingredients in until smooth!
If you make them, please come back and let me know how your dog liked them!
Scroll down for the recipe!
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Homemade Frozen Dog Treats
- 32 oz nonfat plain yogurt regular or Greek
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 bananas very ripe
- 1/4 cup honey optional
- Place all items in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the flat beater, beat until smooth, about 4 minutes
- Alternatively, mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth
- Fill the molds or ice cube tray with the "ice cream"
- Freeze until firm, about 3 hours (depending on the size of your molds)
- Gently peel back the mold to release the treats
- Store in an airtight container or bag in the freezer for up to 2 months
I’ve been making this for my dogs for years!! I asked my vet about it and he said everything in it is good for dogs! My sister tells me her dogs like my treats better than Frosty Paws and it’s so much cheaper! I freeze mine in ice cube trays then pop them out and place them in a ziplock bag and they keep for months in the freezer!