Summer is on the way and that means the weather is getting warmer. And warmer weather means the perfect excuse to make your dogs some frozen dog treats.
These are great for those dogs, like Luna, that get warm when the temperature hits 70, must be that thick German Shepherd coat she has. But even dogs like Morgan who don’t get hot as quickly would love to have some frozen dog treats on a warm day.
Frozen dog treats can be made in many different ways so if some of these don’t work for you keep looking and you will hopefully find one your dog will love.
Some of these contain yogurt but there are many that don’t as well, so if your dog can’t have dairy keep going down the list to find some that don’t.
Frozen Dog Treats
Ice Cream for Dogs is an easy-to-make ice cream substitute you can give your dog instead of regular ice cream.
Pineapple Pupsicles is a simple frozen pineapple treat you can make your dog this summer.
Frozen Dog Treats: Watermelon Blueberry Yogurt Bites is made with watermelon, blueberries, and yogurt.
Frozen Fresh Breath Dog Treats are an easy frozen dog treat to make. These should also help freshen your dog’s breath too.
Sweet Potato Dog Ice Cream is a simple dog ice cream made from sweet potatoes.
Puppy Popsicles is one of few that frozen dog treats that uses a chew treat or dog bone biscuit as a handle for the frozen treat.
Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats is a simple, two-ingredient dog treat that uses blueberries and Greek yogurt.
Frozen Strawberry Banana Dog Treats is a tasty looking strawberry frozen dog treat.
Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats is another minty dog treat that also has a surprise ingredient that most dogs enjoy.
Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats is a simple pumpkin and Greek yogurt frozen dog treat.
Homemade Frosty Paws has two different ways to make frozen dog treats.
Peanut Butter and Jam Frozen Mini Cups is a cute, easy to make layered dog treat.
Watermelon and Yogurt Frozen Dog Treats is a simple summer treat to make your dog.
Dairy-Free Dog Ice Cream is a two-ingredient version of dog ice cream that doesn’t have any dairy.
Frozen Strawberry Spinach Dog Treats is a layered treat that looks a little bit like a strawberry.
Frozen Papaya Dog Treats is the only treat I’ve seen so far that uses papayas.
Frozen Fruit Treats for Dogs is a simple customizable frozen dog treat made with water and any dog-safe fruit you want.
Cucumber and Watermelon Frozen Dog Treats combines the two summer staples of cucumbers and watermelon.
Banana and Blueberry Pupsicles is made with bananas, blueberries, and chicken broth.
Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats is a simple watermelon frozen dog treat.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Coconut Oil Dog Treats are made from peanut butter, pumpkin, and coconut oil.
Watermelon Carrot Pupsicles is a simple treat made with watermelon and carrots.
Apple and Chicken Pup Pops is another frozen dog treat that is made to look like it has a handle.
Easy Pumpkin No-Bake Treats for Dogs combines pumpkin, coconut oil, and ginger for an easy-to-make frozen dog treat.
Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats is made with watermelon and coconut oil.
Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil Dog Treats are made from peanut butter, coconut oil, and cinnamon for an easy dog treat.
Tips for Making Frozen Dog Treats
Making frozen dog treats is one of the simplest ways to make dog treats, but there are a couple of things that can make it even easier.
If you are using silicone ice cube trays, placing them on a cookie sheet before filling them will make it easier to carry them to the freezer.
While many of these treats should be frozen within a few hours I’ve found that sometimes they take longer. I usually just leave them overnight to not risk having some not quite frozen when I take them out of the trays.
The yogurt frozen dog treats tend to get a different texture on them if they are stored in the ice cube trays, so it is best to keep them in a zipper freezer bag instead of in the ice cube trays.
While I try to share recipes that only use dog-safe ingredients, I am not a vet. If you have any questions as to what is safe for your dog, or how much of a food to give them, please check with your vet as they will know best.
As with any treat, moderation is key with all of the above recipes.
Finally, while these treats are a great way to give your dog something cold on a hot day, if it’s hot out providing enough water and a cool place to be out of the sun is the best way to keep your dog from getting too hot during the summer.