• Jolene Seville
  • Dog Nutrition and Member Service Specialist

  • 3 mins read time
  • Four Fantastic Frozen DIY Dog Treats

    Summer is starting to heat up and we’re all looking for ways to cool down. This includes our dogs. Here are four DIY frozen dog treats to keep our hot dogs cool and happy this summer!

    Some are simple with only a couple of ingredients, while others are a little more interesting. Get creative with your combos and find what your dog loves!

    Before You Start

    The easiest way to make frozen dog treats is with silicone molds. Releasing the treats will be much easier than with traditional ice cube trays. Plus they come in fun shapes like paw prints and hearts and stars.

    It helps if you place your silicone molds on a cookie sheet or other sturdy flat surface to make transport into the freezer easier and mess free!

    Please note the lack of measurements for each recipe. Depending on the molds you use and how many you want to make this will vary greatly. Start with small amounts and add more as needed. These tiny molds will use less than you think! For example, the bone and paw print molds each hold approximately ½ cup of liquid each.

    Frozen Watermelon Paws

    These watermelon paws are adorable, tasty, and nutritious!

    Watermelon is loved by a lot of dogs. It provides water, fiber, and tons of vitamins! However, it should be fed in moderation due to its sugar content. These fun treats will give your dog a taste without going overboard.

    Kelp is a sea vegetable high in protein, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It’s also an excellent source of iodine which helps regulate your dog’s endocrine system.

    Ingredients

    • Watermelon puree or juice (juice will lack fiber)

    • Kelp powder

    • Water

    Directions

    • Pour watermelon puree into molds approximately ⅔ full

    • Freeze until solid

    • Add enough water to the kelp powder to create a fairly liquid consistency

    • Remove mold from freezer, pour kelp mixture to fill the molds

    • Freeze until solid

    Frozen Bone Broth & Goat’s Milk

    Goats milk and bone broth are both extremely nutritious and delicious. Raw goat’s milk will provide a variety of minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics all in one tasty package!

    Bone broth is loaded with joint supporting goodies like collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin. Together these two will please the pickiest dogs and they won’t even know how good it is for them!

    Ingredients

    Directions

    • Fill molds halfway with goat’s milk

    • Freeze until solid

    • Fill molds the rest of the way with bone broth

    • Freeze until solid

    If you do not have the time to make your own bone broth, you can buy premade broth or a dehydrated mix! Be sure to check ingredients and don’t feed bone broth for humans. These often contain ingredients that are harmful to dogs, like onion.

    You can also buy dehydrated goat’s milk! Keep in mind that once dehydrated, it is not technically a raw product anymore. Some of the beneficial bacteria will be killed in the heating process and additional probiotics are often added.

    Frozen Blueberries and Cream

    Kefir and Greek yogurt are two more great sources of probiotics for our dogs. Just be sure to use plain and unsweetened.

    Blueberries are a sweet treat loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants! They’re also low calorie and filled with fiber.

    Ingredients

    • Plain kefir or Greek yogurt

    • Blueberries

    Directions

    • Fill molds approximately ⅔ full with kefir or yogurt

    • Add 2-3 blueberries per mold, push down into yogurt/kefir to cover

    • Fill remaining space, if any, with kefir or yogurt

    • Freeze until solid

    Frozen Breakfast Scramble

    It can be fun to start the day with these delicious frozen breakfast bites! Eggs are an excellent source of protein, amino acids, and vitamins and most dogs love them!

    Ingredients

    • 2 eggs, or enough to fill your molds. Local and pasture raised if possible

    • 3-4 Real Dog Box meatballs, chopped

    Directions:

    • Beat the eggs until well blended

    • Carefully pour enough egg to fill your molds ⅔ of the way

    • Add chopped meatball in each mold, press down to cover

    • Freeze until solid

    Don’t have any Real Dog Box meatballs? You can use any meaty treat! I like to use pork kidney or elk shoulder as they are very high value to my dog.

    A Few Things To Keep In Mind

    Treats should not be more than 10% of your dog’s diet so be sure to take this into consideration. All treats are best fed in moderation.

    Also, consider your dog’s regular diet and balance accordingly. For example, if you normally add goat’s milk or kefir to their bowl, you could skip it in exchange for the frozen treat. You may also need to adjust your dog’s daily meals if they are on a calorie specific diet.

    Have fun with your treats! Almost anything your dog loves can be frozen and the combinations are endless!