On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a nice cold and frosty treat to help keep cool. Think of a glass of ice-cold lemonade, or a frosty popsicle fresh from the freezer. While we all have our own favorites and readily use them as part of our summer arsenal to stop the heat’s oppressive assault, pets are often left out of this kind of treat. ‘Frosty Paws’ offer an ‘ice cream’ type treat for your K-9 friend that’s perfectly safe for their consumption. However, even though our Bentley is very near and dear to my heart, I couldn’t bring myself to continue to pay the high costs just for a bag of frozen dog treats, especially when I read the ingredient list and realized how simple it would be to make my own. It was simple, easy peasy. Now Bentley is happy, healthy, and not nearly as hot after a romp outside. These are really versatile as well, and easily adaptable. While the recipe I’ve given you today is how I make them most often. I have made these with finely ground chicken & chicken broth, and I’ve also included pulverized egg shells as a calcium supplement with great success.
Copy-Cat ‘Frosty Paws’ Frozen Dog Treats
- 32 oz yogurt (I’ve used plain, strawberry, and vanilla before)
- 1 mashed ripe banana, or 1 babyfood jar of fruit
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- ice cube tray
- Mix all ingredients in a mixer or a blender until evenly combined.
- Spoon the batter into the ice cube trays.
- Pop out and store in a zip locking bag in your freezer.
- Give your fur-baby a treat!