Beat the Heat With These Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

Posted by Erin Ballinger

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold snack in the heat of summer. We’ve whipped up some yummy frozen concoctions for dogs who need a cool treat. Serve them as a snack or for dessert following a grilled dog cheeseburger. We’re sure Fido will be grateful to go from a hot dog to a chilly dog!

Red, White & Blue Pupsicles

Red, white and brrr... Photo by Bowser Beer

These frozen snacks are loaded with nutrients, and your pup will love the taste of the Bowser Beer and the crunch of the frozen fruit. Since they are red, white and blue, they are the “pawfect” snack to give Fido on Memorial Day or the 4th of July. We recommend using cute, bone-shaped silicone molds like this from Amazon, but you could also prepare them in a standard ice tray.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle Bowser Beer
  • ¼ Cup Sliced Strawberries
  • ¼ Cup Blueberries

Pour Bowser Beer into molds or tray sections. Add strawberries and blueberries to each section. Freeze for at least 2 hours or until set.

The King of KONGs

"Don't be cruel, KONG." Photo by Erin Ballinger

These tasty treats are inspired by King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley’s favorite snack: a peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich. We’ve combined all of those dog-friendly ingredients to make a delicious stuffing for a KONG Classic Toy that will keep Fido occupied and content for a while. Your hound dog will be cryin’ all the time for more!

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup Peanut Butter
  • ⅓ Banana
  • 1 Slice Cooked Bacon, Crumbled
  • 1 KONG Classic Toy

Mash the banana and stir into peanut butter. Combine with bacon crumbles and stuff in KONG Classic Toy. Place the KONG in a bag or cover with plastic wrap and freeze for a couple of hours. Yields one stuffed toy.

Patriotic Pops

“Oh beautiful for delicious pops …” Photo by @willow.the.fluffy.pillow

The entire family will enjoy this easy-to-make and refreshing red, white and blue treat! You’ll need a popsicle mold set like this one from Amazon.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large, Ripe Banana
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Sliced Strawberries
  • ¼ Cup Blueberries

Combine the first 3 ingredients in the carafe of a blender. Blend on high until very smooth. Then, stir in strawberries and blueberries. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen.

Doggy Daiquiri

Dog approved. Photo by @snickerztheshihtzu

Fido doesn’t even have to be 21 in dog years to enjoy this delicious strawberry smoothie mocktail!

Ingredients

  • 1½ Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • ½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a dog bowl and garnish with blueberries, if desired.

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