The 10 Best Frozen Dog Treats

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Imagine a hot summer day at the park, and you’ve just enjoyed a cool, refreshing treat. 

Shouldn’t your furry friend deserve the same joy? 

Here are several, easy to make frozen dog treats all made with natural ingredients that any dog is sure to enjoy!

Simple Ingredients for Frozen Treats

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Frozen homemade dog treats can be made with simple dog-safe ingredients that may already be in your fridge or pantry.

These treats are made with things like plain yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt), peanut butter, and dog-safe fruit like applesauce.

These items not only promise a delicious frozen treat but are also packed with nutrients that benefit your dog’s health. 

When using peanut butter in any dog treat, make sure it does NOT contain xylitol, a common sweetener extremely dangerous to dogs.

Also opt for unsweetened yogurt, and preferably Greek yogurt as it’s easier for dogs to digest.

For many of the recipes that call for berries, you can use either fresh or frozen berries in those recipes.

As for how to freeze frozen dog treats, I prefer to use either regular ice cube trays or these paw and bone silicone molds.

For larger treats, these bone molds also work.

Ice Cream for Dogs

Ice cube shaped icecream for dogs.

Sharing ice cream with your dog is much safer and healthier with this recipe.

Ice cream for dogs is made with only 3 ingredients, plain Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and banana.

The best part is you can proportion these by choosing an ice cube tray or mold the size that is right for your dog.

Frozen Applesauce Dog Treats

Closeup of frozen applesauce dog treats with blueberries in them.

Frozen applesauce dog treats, a mixture of applesauce, peanut butter, and blueberries, is a delicious frozen treat for your dog. 

By using unsweetened applesauce as a base and mixing in peanut butter and blueberries, these simple ice cube tray-sized bites of joy are super easy to make.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Frozen Dog Treats

3 paw print shaped peanut butter and jelly dog treats.

Who doesn’t enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every once in a while?

To let your dog share in this wonderful treat that reminds me of my childhood, try making these peanut butter and jelly frozen dog treats.

The best part about this recipe is that you can tailor it to your dog. 

If they don’t like one of the types of berries used, cut it out and increase the amount of the other.

Homemade Frozen Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Paw shaped frozen fresh breath dog treats

Want a treat for your dog that may help improve their breath?

Try out these homemade frozen fresh breath dog treats

These treats combine mint and parsley, both known to help improve bad breath, with plain Greek yogurt.

Just be sure to avoid English pennyroyal mint as it is bad for dogs. 

And only use curly parsley as flat-leaf varieties are bad for dogs as well.

Frozen Blueberry Watermelon Dog Treats

Paw shaped frozen watermelon blueberry dog treats.

Finding that perfect way to cool down your furry friend on a hot day has never been simpler. 

Just combine some watermelon and water in a blender and then add some blueberries to make frozen watermelon blueberry dog treats.

These treats are a great way to increase the water your dog consumes on a hot day, especially since watermelon is a high water content fruit.

Frozen Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Paw shaped frozen pumpkin dog treats

Frozen peanut butter pumpkin dog treats combine two favorites of many dogs.

Add in some plain Greek yogurt, and you have a treat that most dogs will love!

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream for Dogs

Close up of paw shaped strawberry ice cream for dogs.

Homemade strawberry ice cream is one of the easiest treats you could make for your dog.

With only two ingredients, these whip up quickly.

You don’t even need fresh strawberries, you can use precut frozen strawberries you purchased at the store. 

Just make sure you get the ones that are just strawberries, and not the smoothie mixtures.

Pumpkin Ice Cream for Dogs

Bone shaped pumpkin ice cream for dogs.

Pumpkin ice cream is another easy recipe with only two ingredients.

Just be sure you use 100% pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin pie filling contains at least one spice that is not good for dogs and could make your dog sick.

Frozen Applesauce and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Close up of paw shaped frozen applesauce and pumpkin dog treats.

Applesauce and pumpkin frozen dog treats are another canine favorite.

This treat combines the flavor of apples and pumpkin into a single treat for your dog.

Strawberry Banana Frozen Dog Treats

Two bone shaped frozen strawberry banana dog treats stacked on each other.

Frozen strawberry banana dog treats are a blend simple ingredients to make a tasty treat for your dog.

Strawberries and bananas mixed with peanut butter make a treat that most dogs will love.

Safety First: Ingredients to Avoid

While whipping up homemade frozen dog treats, it’s crucial to know which common ingredients might harm your furry friend. 

Artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol, are toxic to dogs, even in small amounts. 

This ingredient is found in many sugar-free products and can cause severe health issues for your pet. 

Therefore, always read labels carefully before adding anything prepackaged, like peanut butter, to your dog’s treats. 

It’s also best to double-check that you are using dog-safe fruits and vegetables in any dog treats you make.

While everything on this list is safe for most dogs, there is always the potential for allergies.

Also, some things, like mint, are only safe if you use the right variety. 

The wrong variety, like English pennyroyal mint, can make your dog sick, but other varieties, like peppermint, are perfectly fine for dogs.

Portion Size

The best thing about making your own frozen dog treats is that you can pre-portion them to be the right size for your specific dog.

When I make treats for Luna and Morgan, I make some bigger for Luna, usually using the paw mold from this paw and bone silicone ice cube trays set.

I use the bone mold for Morgan since it is smaller than the paw mold.

You can choose whatever size mold will work for your dog.

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