Frozen dog treats are a wonderful way to enjoy the warm weather with your favorite pup. They’re also very easy to make. Even if you can barely heat up a frozen pizza without burning your house down, you can make pupsicles. They also only require a few ingredients, many of which you might already have lying around your kitchen. So roll up those sleeves. You’re about to make frozen dog treats!
Note: Use fun-shaped ice cube trays for these frozen dog treats. They’re a cheap and super easy way to make it look like you are a culinary genius. Star- or heart-shaped dog treats = Instagram gold.
Frozen Broth Dog Treats
These treats are a snap to make. They don’t require any kitchen tools and they are only one ingredient. You just need chicken or beef broth and an ice cube tray. We recommend using low-sodium broth or diluting your broth with water so that these treats don’t contain too much salt. Then simply pour broth into an ice cube tray and freeze the broth. These treats aren’t exactly yummy for humans (unless you enjoy eating frozen broth, in which case, we will not judge), but dogs will eat ‘em up. Literally and figuratively.
Watermelon and Yogurt Pupsicles
Shall we step things up a notch? These pupsicles are two ingredients, instead of just one, but they’re still fool-proof for people who struggle with cooking. You just need watermelon and yogurt.
First puree your watermelon. This doesn’t have to be fancy. You can use a blender, food processor, potato masher or your bare hands. A simple appliance-free trick is to put the watermelon in a big ziploc bag and squeeze the air out before sealing it. Then you can mush up the watermelon in the bag with your fists or a rolling pin. Lastly, pour a little bit of pureed watermelon and yogurt into each ice cube mold and freeze ’em. Don’t worry about things getting a little messy. The goopy layers actually have a pretty marbling effect once frozen!
Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Pops
These ice pops have several ingredients but are still pretty easy to make with just a blender. You’ll need:
- 1 large frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 17.6 ounces of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
Put cut-up chunks of frozen banana in your blender. Add the peanut butter and honey and blend until smooth. Then add the yogurt and blend until the mixture is smooth and thick with a milkshake-esque consistency. Pour the goop into an ice cube tray and serve once frozen. Enjoy!
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