Color Story : Healthy Fido-Friendly Frozen Treats Pups Love

08.20.15

My, oh, my, how ice cream can change things. We all know as humans the joy and refreshment ice cream can bring to our palates – and to our souls – in the summertime, but what about our pups? Well, recently little Miss Harlow had her very first taste of ice cream (thanks to her dad), and I realized that she would never be the same.

Instead of forbidding her new favorite frozen treat, I talked to our vet, and researched all I could and came up with a slew of pup-friendly treats, that are super easy to make.

Start with the supplies. It’s simple. Use ice cube trays or get these super cute Freezy Pups Kit ($15.75) pup-themed trays for the perfect sized treats, shaped like paws, to get the whole family in the spirit of things! You can either order the trays with the pre-made, flavored packets on Amazon, or do what I like to do…make my own!

Freezy Pups Kit

Homemade goodness. While your grandmother’s cookbook might not house recipes for frozen dog treats, I’ve got plenty of them! For all recipes, I recommend freezing for 5 hours.

*Leftover-Larries: Have leftover chicken or beef from dinner? Place a piece of it in the bottom of each cup and pour unsalted beef or chicken broth on top, over it.

*Dairy Dogs: Place a mixture of cottage cheese and shredded cheddar in each cup, and freeze.

*Pumpkin Pupcicles: With fall right around the corner, these are a perfect festive fall treat for Fido! Combine canned pumpkin (pure pumpkin with no sugar or additives) with yogurt and place in cups.

*Watermelon Wonders: Can you say summertime? Combine watermelon, honey and banana in blender and pour into cups for summer deliciousness.

*Get Fruity, Fido! Combine ½ c blueberries, 1 c chopped strawberries and 1 c plain yogurt and place in cups. Instant vitamins, antioxidants and calcium for your favorite pet!

*Peanut Butter Pick-Me-Ups: Combine natural peanut butter and greek yogurt and pour into cups.

Gosh, these all sounds so good, now I’m hungry! I think I’ll be reaching for the Häägen Dazs, though.

Moll’s Bag of Tricks: Serve these slippery little treats with ease by using salad tongs! Remember that these fruit treats will stain, so consider these for outdoor treats.