Healthy frozen treats for dogs

These quick and easy, healthy frozen treats for dogs are the first home made snacks I’ve ever made for my little pack of dogs. I’ve always been put off by making homemade dog treats, thinking it’d take a lot of effort for something that would be gobbled up in about 3 seconds flat. But with all the hot weather we’ve been having lately I really wanted to cool them down with something frozen.

I wanted this recipe to be sugar free. Surprisingly, most of the recipes I researched had some kind of sugar added, mainly honey, but I don’t see the necessity for that. Dogs haven’t developed a sweet tooth and the natural sugars within the bananas make it sweet enough. I also used sugar free peanut butter and natural yogurt.

The trick to keeping your hands nice and clean are to have them on some kind of edible stick. I used The Dog Deli’s ‘chicken sweet potato’ sticks.

As you can see, they definitely grabbed their attention…

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Peanut Butter.
A peanut butter, banana and natural yogurt treat.
Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Sugar Free.
No added sugar.
Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Delicious.
Delicious and on an edible stick!

Bilbo was sold and was in first.

These healthy frozen treats for dogs are my first home made snacks I've ever made for my little pack of dogs. I've always been put off by making homemade dog treats, thinking it'd take a lot of effort for something that would be gobbled up in about 3 seconds flat. But with all the hot weather we've been having lately I really wanted to cool them down with something frozen. I wanted a quick and easy recipe and a sugar free one too. The natural sugars within the bananas make it sweet enough. I also used sugar free peanut butter and natural yogurt...
Homemade and healthier!

Rosie Pug, who has a delicate tummy, took a few sniffs before taking quick little licks.

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Pug.

Poppy, our Boston Terrier, took slow licks with her wide tongue, while young Bilbo stood by.

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Boston Terrier.
Little licks by Poppy.

Ferris, our Chocolate Labrador, took slow big bites out of it!

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Chocolate Labrador.
Ferris, our Chocolate Labrador, goes all in.

So, as you can see they were very popular, my hands have stayed perfectly clean and they lasted a lot more than just a few seconds!

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. French Bulldog.

How to make these healthy frozen treat for dogs

You will need:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 6 Tbsp sugar free peanut butter
  • 4 Tbsp Natural or Greek yogurt
  • 6 Edible sticks of your choice – I used The Dog Deli’s ‘chicken sweet potato’ sticks
  • 1 small loaf tin lining with cling film
  • a piece of foil
Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Dogs Waiting For The Treats.
Ready for another treat?

Method

It couldn’t be easier…

  1. Whizz up the banana, peanut butter and yogurt in a blender.
  2. Pour it into the tin (lined in cling film)
  3. Cover tightly with a piece of foil.
  4. With a sharp knife, stab little slits into the foil – 2 row of 3 – evenly.
  5. Poke the edible lolly stick of your choice in through the holes and through into the mixture.
  6. Freeze for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight

This recipe is really quick and easy and makes 6 healthy snacks…

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Pug Eating Treat.

Sometimes we’ve given them a swim in the pool to cool them down – Last Of The Summer Fun – but it isn’t easy when you are on your own!

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Boston Terrier Eating Treat.

Whereas here, all you have to do is hold the stick for them.  Although as our youngest Bilbo, pushed in most of the time..!

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Dog Stealing Treat.
Bilbo stealing from Poppy.
Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Small Dog Stealing From Big Dog.
Bilbo stealing from Ferris.

So, in an attempt to keep it away from our naughty little Frenchie, I offered it to Ferris from higher up.

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Labrador Eating Treat.

The problem there is Chocolate Labradors are greedy guts too!!

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Chocolate Labrador Eating Treat.

OK, as my healthy frozen treat for dogs have gone down so well. I get out just one more. After all they had been sharing.

Homemade Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs.
One more…

Bilbo is possibly just blinking as I took this shot, but he does look like he is praying to the canine god of treats…

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Dogs Waiting For Homemade Treat.

because he really goes for it this time…

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Frenchie Eating Treat.

and gobbles it all up!!

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Dog Eats Treat.
Goal!

All that is left is the dog deli stick, which Rosie quietly tugs the end of.

Healthy Frozen Treats For Dogs. Edible Lolly Stick.
Edible lolly stick.

My Healthy Frozen Dog Treats were a great success! You could, of course, just give them one to run off with in the garden, but then it might not be so much fun!

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These healthy frozen treats for dogs are my first home made snacks I've ever made for my little pack of dogs. I've always been put off by making homemade dog treats, thinking it'd take a lot of effort for something that would be gobbled up in about 3 seconds flat. But with all the hot weather we've been having lately I really wanted to cool them down with something frozen. I wanted a quick and easy recipe and a sugar free one too. The natural sugars within the bananas make it sweet enough. I also used sugar free peanut butter and natural yogurt...

How do you think your dog would eat this treat? I’d love to hear from you!


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  1. Great idea! The doggies look stoked!! Forget sticky fingers, you were lucky to keep them at all😬

    In the end it was the dogs that were lucky😍😘😘

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    1. Yes, I agree. I buy an expensive brand of tins for my dogs and I still find inexplicable things amongst the contents! Glad you like the pics x

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    1. That’s exactly why I came up with the recipe! I have a fresh batch in the freezer ready for when it gets hot again. Love to Ollie the Collie xx

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    1. Haha! I understand that – our dogs are called ‘babies’ ‘sisters’ ‘bros’ etc! Thank you, I hope you mum-in-law gives them a go for her baby boy xx

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    1. It’s such a great way of cooling them down. It’s been so hot lately that they have been a little bored not being able to run around so much. So, it’s also a great way of entertaining them for a while! x

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