We’re heading into summer and to help our dogs keep their cool, here are 20 easy frozen dog treats to beat the summer heat.
It’s the last day of National Pet Month, so it’s only fitting that we end with more dog treats! But not ordinary dog treats, frozen dog treats!
All 20 of these frozen pet treats for summer are dog-approved and easy to make. So, don’t let making homemade frozen dog treats intimidate you. Making your own cold dog treats is a great way to show your love to your dog and can be a fun summer cooking activity to do with kids too.
Items to Make Frozen Treats for Dogs
Besides mixing bowls, measuring spoons, and measuring cups, here are a few items that may be needed to make these frozen dog treat recipes.
Silicone cupcake liners – When I make my dog Frozen Yogurt and Peanut Butter Cups, I use regular-sized silicone cupcake liners. I prefer silicone because frozen treats easily pop out.
Ice cube trays – Ice cube trays are a great alternative to using dog-themed molds. Ice cube trays can do double duty of making ice and as a frozen dog treat mold.
Blender– Some recipes that use real fruit may require a blender to get a smoothly blended dog treat mix.
Mini dog treats – Optional, but you can add mini dog treats as decorative toppers to any of these dog frozen treats.
Dog stick treats – Optional to use to make pupsicle treats. Place these into frozen dog treats for an extra surprise for your dog.
Baking sheet – Some homemade dog treat recipes need to be chilled flat on a baking sheet.
Parchment paper – If the frozen dog treat recipe requires it to be spread onto a baking sheet, placing parchment onto the baking sheet helps make removing the frozen treats easier. It also makes cleaning up easier too.
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20 Easy Frozen Dog Treat Recipes
Since every dog has different dietary needs, make sure to check with your vet before making and feeding any homemade treats for your dog. Verify that all the ingredients are safe for your dog. If there are any adverse reactions, stop giving the treats and immediately contact your vet.
This watermelon and carrot dog pupsicle dog treat is made with just 2-ingredients: watermelon and carrots. And according to the author, these frozen treats can double as kid-friendly ice pops or flavored ice cubes too!
Frozen yogurt blueberry dog treat bark is the perfect summer cooking activity to do with the kids. Simply spread yogurt out on a tray and let the kids decorate it with peanut butter, flax seeds, and blueberries.
Have you ever made a dog treat with cantaloupe? This frozen pupscile recipe is the first one I've come across that uses cantaloupe as an ingredient. Add a stick dog treat and you've got a unique summer dog treat.