Easy frozen dog treat recipes are the perfect way to spoil your dog, and the quickest option when it comes to prep time.
What's even better is that most recipes on this page only use two or three ingredients, many of which you most probably have in your pantry or refrigerator right now.
I use silicone molds to make my dog's homemade frozen goodies. The treats pop out so easily, the molds are freezer safe and easy to clean. If you don't have any on hand, ice cube trays are a good option.
Hot summer days are the perfect time to give your dog these frozen goodies, but as long as you offer them outdoors or on an easy-to-clean flooring (such as tile), they're just as popular at any time of year.
There's also some built-in play value in frozen dog treats. Dogs often love to play with ice-cubes, and those have NO flavor. So imagine how much more fun they have with tasty frozen treats.
Yup. My boys adore their freezies and I'm sure yours will too.
These frozen treats actually have four ingredients, but they're still super simple and quick to make.
You can use any flavor baby food you want (meat or vegetable) and if you don't have bone broth, bouillon works just fine. If you don't have any carrots you can even leave that ingredient out, they'll still taste great to your dog.
This recipe makes approximately twenty-five, 1" heart-shaped dog treats.
Servings: 25 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 40 g
Calories per serving: 6
Total Fat: 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Total Carbohydrates: 0.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 0.1 g
Protein: 0.7 g
These sweet treats contain just three ingredients and it takes you only a few minutes to get from prep to freezer!
This recipe makes approximately fifty, 1 1/2" dog bone shaped treats.
* This liquid is a little on the thick side. If you have trouble pouring it you can use a spoon to fill the molds rather than a jug. This is where my oblong-shaped measuring spoons come in really useful!
Servings: 50 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 8 g
Calories per serving: 10
Total Fat: 0.7g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Total Carbohydrates: 0.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 0.4 g
Protein: 0.3 g
Calcium: 6 mg
Potassium: 12 mg
These are incredibly simple frozen dog treats. Two ingredients. A few minutes prep. They're also super healthy because they contain fresh fruit and pure coconut oil.
You can use different fruit in this recipe. For bigger fruits chop them up into small pieces, or mash them. Try strawberries, bananas, fresh cranberries or pineapple.
This recipe makes approximately 30 small star shaped treats.
Although coconut oil has many health benefits, like any ingredient it should be eaten in moderation.
Many veterinarians recommend a maximum ingestion of 1 tsp coconut oil per 10lbs of a dog's body weight per day to prevent excess calorie/fat intake.
Depending on the size of the treat molds you use there will be approx. 1/2 tsp to 2 tsp of coconut oil per treat. You can easily do the math using these facts. Even if you exceed those figures it's highly unlikely to cause any problems for your dog as long as it's not a daily, or long-term, situation.
Some veterinarians believe that coconut oil treats are not suitable for dogs with a history of pancreatitis, but others believe that because of the unique way in which coconut oil is absorbed by the body it doesn't put strain on the pancreas, and can even be beneficial
As with any veterinary/medical condition or question, talk to your own vet about this before deciding whether or not you offer dog treats containing coconut oil to your pooch.
Servings: 30 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 9 g
Calories per serving: 64
Total Fat: 7.27 g
Saturated Fat 6.2 g
Total Carbohydrates: 0.24 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Total Sugars 0.1 g
Protein: 0.01 g
Potassium: 1 mg
There are tons of different ingredient and flavor combinations you can use to create your own frozen dog treat recipes.
Here are just a few of my favorites, feel free to mix and match and get creative. Your dog will love them all!
I love juicing fresh fruits and vegetables and try to do it most days so that I KNOW I'm getting my 'five servings' and the best nutrients.
Lots of people add the fiber-rich pulp which is left after juicing fruits and veggies, and which retains some nutrients, to soups, stews, chili, guacamole and more.
I used to just dump it all, but it seemed like such a waste.
Then inspiration hit and I thought... why not mix some of the juice with the pulp and make frozen pupsicles that are both nutrient and fiber dense? Winning!
When doing this always make sure that don't use grapes and that you remove the pips from apples (these contain cyanide which is obviously dangerous for your dog). I also don't use citrus fruits in any juice I'm using for dog treats.
My favorite fruits and veggies for dog-friendly juices include:
I also love to add a little bit of fresh mint or parsley from the garden to help freshen breath... the dogs, not mine, but it works for both!
You can use both pulp and juice to make your frozen dog treats or add the pulp to another liquid such as coconut or almond milk, bone broth, yogurt or just plain water.
So, if you like to juice at home, next time whip out the silicone molds (or even just ice cube trays if you have them), mix some juice and pulp together, pour it into the molds and freeze for healthy frozen dog treats in a snap.