100+ Frozen Dog Treats for Summer [Free Recipes!] (2024)

Dog Treats

Published on February 26th, 2020

Is your dog feeling the heat this summer? If so, cool them down with some homemade frozen dog treats. Find over 100 frozen dog treat recipes here, with a HUGE range of ingredients.

Frozen dog treats are really easy to make and can be done with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

What frozen treats can I give my dog?

Frozen dog treats can be made with a wide range of ingredients, including: peanut butter, meat, broth, vegetables, fruit, yogurt and more.

One of my dogs likes meaty treats the best, whereas the other one will eat – well – pretty much anything – but treats with peanut butter in have to be his fave.

If your dog has a foodie favourite then it can probably be turned into a frozen treat to help keep your dog cool this summer.

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How do I make frozen dog treats for summer?

Making frozen dog treats is so easy!

For the most part, all your need to do it chuck the ingredients in a blender, whizz them all up, put into an ice cube tray and then freeze.

Sometimes they require a little more work, for example if you are using shredded meat, or making your own bone broth to go in them.

There are over 100 recipes listed below. Some are REALLY simple and only have two ingredients, and a few are more complicated.

Whatever your cooking level or kitchen ability, there will be something here to suit you.

You could even get your kids involved with making up the recipes for the furry companions.

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100+ frozen dog treat recipes

I’ve scoured the web for the BEST frozen dog treat recipes.

I’ve collected them all into this HUGE resource for you, split out by the main ingredient.

Whatever your pooch’s preferred tastes, you’ll find something here!

Frozen dog treats with strawberries

I like making frozen dog treats with strawberries as they are so fresh and cheap to buy in the summer, and the look and smell amazing!

These recipes are perfect for using up strawberries if they have started to go a little bit past their prime.

Don’t feed the stalks to your dogs – just the radiant red fruit.

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The best strawberry dog treat recipes

  1. Strawberry & banana treats from Barth Bakery
  2. Frozen strawberry dog treats from Tru Dog
  3. Strawberry smoothie dog treats from The Cottage Market
  4. DIY strawberry frozen yogurt from Dog Mom Days
  5. Strawberry and coconut oil dog treats from Pretty Fluffy
  6. Strawberry smash doggie ice cream from Dogington Post
  7. Valentine’s Day strawberry smoothies for dogs from Irresistible Pets
  8. Strawberry & blueberry frozen dog lollies from Doggy Dessert Chef
  9. Strawberry frozen ring from Doggy Dessert Chef

Frozen dog treats with peanut butter

Peanut butter is one of my favourite things to bake with, both for me and for the dogs!

One of my dogs is a little fussy over peanut butter and he won’t eat it all of the time, but the other one LOVES it.

Do your dogs like peanut butter?

If they do, this list of peanut butter frosty paws is sure to get their mouths watering this summer!

When you use peanut butter in dog recipes, make sure it does NOT contain any Xylitol.

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener which is highly poisonous to dogs.

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My favourite peanut butter frozen dog treats

  1. Peanut butter frosty paws from Staying Close to Home
  2. PB & strawberries boredom buster from Doggy Dessert Chef
  3. Frozen peanut butter and yogurt from Sweet Paul Mag
  4. Peanut butter popsicles from Jen Elizabeth’s Journals
  5. Frozen peanut butter birthday surprises from Brown Eyed Baker
  6. PB & chicken treats from Damn Delicious
  7. Tasty PB & banana frosties from Food.com
  8. Yoghurt and peanut butter hearts from 17 Apart

Frozen dog treats with pumpkin

If you’ve ever wondered “can dogs eat pumpkin“, the answer is YES!

It has to be cooked – you can’t feed them pumpkin raw.

It’s actually a pretty good idea to take the time and cook some pumpkin for your dog, because it can help them with some common digestive problems.

Make sure you only feed them the cooked flesh though, not the rind, seeds or the goopy stringy bits!

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The best frozen pumpkin dog treats

  1. Frozen pumpkin dog treats from Staying Close to Home
  2. 2-ingredient pumpkin treats from Rover
  3. Easy frozen homemade pumpkin treats from Miss Molly Says
  4. Pumpkin frosty paws from Pet Guide
  5. Homemade pumpkin and banana dog treats from Millie’s Pet Services
  6. Pumpkin & peanut butter treats from The Honest Kitchen
  7. Pumpkin treats for dogs with itchy skin from Health Starts in the Kitchen
  8. DIY frozen pumpkin dog treats from Grr Feisty
  9. Pumpkin ice cream for dogs from Fake Ginger
  10. Pumpkin & apple frozen dog treats from Living La Vida Holoka

Dairy free frozen dog treats

One of my dogs struggles a bit with eating any dairy.

It tends to give him a bit of a poorly tummy!

Freddie (the cream coloured pooch in the photo below) is much more limited in what he can tolerate than Socks (the black one).

I tend to make sure Freddie only eats dairy free dog treats because yoghurt, milk and cheese usually ends up giving him a bit of a dodgy tum.

If you have a dairy sensitive dog as well then these dairy-free recipes will help to make sure they don’t suffer after eating your tasty creations!

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10 amazing dairy free frozen dog treats

  1. Golden vegetable frosty paws
  2. Frozen chicken lollipops
  3. Dairy free dog ice cream from Making Thyme for Health
  4. Carob fudgsicles for dogs from Long Haul Trekkers
  5. Whole fruit pupsicles from Dogington Post
  6. Dairy free frozen Kong stuffings from Kong
  7. Dairy free dog ice treats from Kol’s Notes
  8. Almond milk pooch-friendly ice cream from Tasty Yummies
  9. Watermelon & carrot pupcicles from Peel with Zeal
  10. Frozen fruity treats from Dog Food Guru

Frozen dog treats with watermelon

Watermelon is a great ingredient for frozen dog treats as it’s healthy, it smells good and it’s a great colour too to get your dog interested in it.

It can be quite rich though, so only give it to your dog in moderation.

Your dog shouldn’t eat watermelon pips or rind, but the pink flesh is usually fine for them to eat.

Use up your leftover watermelon by blending it up and feeding it to your pup!

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Top 10 watermelon dog treats

  1. Watermelon, coconut water and honey treats from Pet Guide
  2. Mouthwatering watermelon dog treats from Bark and Biscuits
  3. Watermelon and yogurt pupsicles from Travels with Mai Tai Tom
  4. Watermelon & strawberry treats from Gone to the Snow Dogs [Video!]
  5. DIY frozen watermelon dog treats from Grr Feisty
  6. Simple watermelon dog treats from The Produce Moms
  7. Two-ingredient watermelon ice cream for dogs from Rover
  8. Super-easy watermelon treats from Puppy Leaks
  9. Cucumber and watermelon treats from My Brown Newfies
  10. Blended watermelon for dogs from Earth Rated

Frozen blueberry dog treats

My dogs don’t like blueberries and tend to spit them out if you try to feed it to them, but I know that lots of dogs DO like blueberries!

My husband is sort-of glad that the dogs don’t like blueberries because one of HIS favourite treats are blueberry muffins.

If the dogs won’t eat the blueberries… that means I make muffins!

Muffins aren’t ideal for summer though and frozen based treats are much better, so here are some blueberry based frosty paws recipes for Rover in the hot weather.

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Blueberry frozen treats for dogs

  1. Blueberry & strawberry frozen dog lollies from Doggy Dessert Chef
  2. Blueberry dog treats from Rover
  3. Yogurt and berries dog treats from Bigger Bolder Baking
  4. Frozen blueberry bites from Sit Stay
  5. Blueberry banana frozen dog treats from BruceBradley
  6. Blackberry & blueberry treats from Pet Guide
  7. Human-friendly blueberry and coconut frozen treats from Kol’s Notes
  8. Frozen blueberry and yogurt treats from Panko Bunny [VIDEO!]
  9. Peanut butter & berry pops from A Cultivated Nest
  10. Frozen apple & blueberry treats from Miss Molly Says

Frozen dog treats with banana

Banana is my idea of fruit hell.

I REALLY don’t like it! The look, the smell, the slimy texture – everything about it makes me cringe.

Unfortunately though, it’s one of my husband’s favourite fruits, so we always have them in the house.

My dogs enjoy eating it too, which is lucky when it gets to summer as they makes wonderfully smooth and creamy dog treats when you blend them up.

I might not like it myself, but as my dogs enjoy banana I suck-up my hatred of them to create them their favourite treats!

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Super-easy banana dog treats you can freeze

  1. Homemade banana and pumpkin dog treats from Millie’s Pet Services
  2. Blueberry banana frozen dog treats from BruceBradley
  3. Peanut butter & banana dog treats from Urban Bliss Life
  4. Banana pupsicles from Good Housekeeping
  5. Homemade frozen dog treats from Animal Friends Blog
  6. Banana and blueberry treats from The Produce Moms
  7. PB & banana frozen yogurt dog treats from Saratoga Farmer’s Market
  8. Sliced banana frozen treats from Rover
  9. 3-ingredient banana recipe from Eat the Gains

Meaty frozen dog treats

Does your dog turn his nose up at fruit and vegetables?

I can’t really blame him – dogs are designed to eat meat, after all!

If your dog is ALLLLLLLL about the meat treats then this is the section of this article that will be best for them…

From chicken to bacon, meaty chunks to tasty broth, find all your meaty treat inspiration here.

As you can see, Socks REALLY likes his chicken lollipops!

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Frozen dog treats with meat in them

  1. Chicken lollipops for dogs
  2. Meaty middle frozen dog treats
  3. Chicken stock dog treats from Damn Delicious
  4. Bacon dog treats from Dogington Post
  5. Beefy dog treats from Dog Tipper
  6. Meat or fish treats from Off Beat Home
  7. Broth based treats from Pet Helpful
  8. Chicken pupsicles from Dog Mom Days
  9. Chicken broth ice cubes from Irresistible Pets
  10. Frozen dog treats with tuna from Dog Treat Kitchen

Vegetable based frozen dog treats

A dog can’t live off of meat alone.

Well, maybe he can, but he should really eat some veggies too!

The following list of recipes for dogs shows frozen treats packed full of healthy, colourful and TASTY vegetables.

Because you know what mom says… you always need to eat your greens to grow up big and strong!

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Healthy vegetable treats for dogs

  1. Pizza frozen dog treats
  2. Apple and Carrot treats from Vegetarian Mamma
  3. Kale & spinach frosty paws from Beagles and Bargains
  4. Sweet potato treats from Top Dog Tips
  5. Spinach & pears green treats From Petcube [VIDEO]
  6. Avocado dog treats from The Honest Kitchen
  7. Veggie treat ideas from Rescue Dogs 101
  8. Sweet potato frosty paws from Snapguide
  9. Chicken & sweet potato pupsicles from Chasing Dog Tales

Frozen dog treats with yogurt

As I said earlier, some dogs can’t eat much yogurt, whereas others can tolerate it just fine.

If your dog CAN eat yoghurt and dairy, then check out these tasty yogurt-based dog treats.

You could always try substituting dairy yogurt for coconut yogurt to remove the lactose element.

Just be sure to buy sugar-free and yogurt and make sure it does NOT contain any xylitol as that’s highly toxic to dogs.

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Smooth, delicious yogurt dog treats

  1. Frozen peanut butter birthday surprises from Brown Eyed Baker
  2. Frozen yogurt hearts from 17 Apart
  3. Yogurt and berries dog treats from Bigger Bolder Baking
  4. Frozen blueberry and yogurt treats from Panko Bunny [VIDEO!]
  5. PB & banana frozen yogurt dog treats from Saratoga Farmer’s Market
  6. Coconut oil & banana frozen dog treats from Moments with Mandi
  7. Banana & peanut butter doggie ice cream from Dog Tipper
  8. Peanut butter & banana ice cream from Sugar & Soul
  9. DIY fruit frozen treats from Pretty Fluffy

Frozen dog treats with extra biscuits!

If your dog is a little on the fussy side, they might need a bit of extra convincing to get them to eat the frozen treats.

Some dogs are a little unsure of ice cube based treats, especially if they haven’t had them before.

It was quite funny the first time I gave frozen treats to my dogs.

They weren’t sure about the coldness AT ALL but eventually their curiosity took over and they crunched them all up.

One way to get a nervous dog to take the nice cold treat is to include a bit of their favourite biscuit or treat and “stick it out” of the ice cube to form a lollipop.

Your dog will be so excited to get their fave biscuit that they’ll probably snarfle up the ice without even noticing!

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Tasty recipes with biscuits adding:

  1. Frozen chicken lollipops
  2. Banana, yogurt and peanut butter frozen treats with added milk bones from Life Laugh Rowe
  3. Carob fudgsicles for dogs from Long Haul Trekkers
  4. Training treats frost paws from Kol’s Notes
  5. Yogurt & cheerios cereal treats from HopingFor
  6. Treats with biscuits from A Taste of Alaska
  7. Frozen dog treats on a stick from Animal Humane Society
  8. Milky bone ice cubes from Home is Where the Boat is
  9. Pumpkin & chicken jerky pupcicles from My Modern Cookery
  10. Crunchy bacon frozen dog treats from Amber’s Nest

How do you make frozen dog treats?

Phew, you’ve finally reached the end of this HUGE recipe book collection of frozen dog treats.

I hope that you have found all the inspiration you need to whip up some quick and easy “frosty paws” for your pooch when the weather gets warm.

Ice cube treats are ideal for cooling your dog down on a hot day.

They’ll be sure to thank you with lots of slobbery, sticky kisses after they have finished eating!

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FAQs

What are easy frozen dog treats for summer? ›

Fruit-Infused Ice Cubes – Add small pieces of dog-safe fruits like apples, blueberries, or watermelon to ice cube trays, then fill with water and freeze. – Peanut Butter Ice Cubes – Freeze a small amount of unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter mixed with water and freeze in ice cube trays.

How to make the best frozen dog treats? ›

Simply layer peanut butter in the bottom half of ice cube trays, ice pop molds, or paper cups. Then top off with a layer of yogurt or meat broth and freeze. Pop the layered frozen treat out of the tray or mold or peel off the paper cup before serving.

What foods can I freeze for my dog? ›

Combine ripe banana, pumpkin, or sweet potato with plain yogurt or coconut milk together and freeze in a mold or ice cube tray. Or use a blender or food processor to puree watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew. Fill ice cube trays or silicone molds and freeze.

Can you freeze homemade dog treats? ›

I would always recommend that any treats that are not going to be used for several weeks be stored in the freezer. While they will keep for longer as mentioned above, they'll always keep for longer in the freezer anyway. This will extend their shelf-life to anything between 6 and 12 months.

What are the best treats for dogs in hot weather? ›

Pup-Approved Sweet Treats

Mix the fruit with plain yogurt and freeze. The fruit dogs seem to enjoy the most are cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, and apple. We all love chilled summer sweets and now your pup can enjoy a special treat, too!

What is the best food to give dogs in hot weather? ›

Cold Comfort Foods

Avoid feeding your dog hot foods (like lamb, kangaroo or venison) in summer. Instead try to incorporate cooling foods to reduce the negative effects of heat on their bodies. Proteins like duck, rabbit, or fish are considered cooling.

Is it better to freeze dry or dehydrate dog treats? ›

Winner: Freeze Dried Dog Treats

Due to the flash freezing process, more nutrients are locked in making freeze dried dog treats the more nutritious treat option. It is thought that dehydrated treats do lose some of its nutritional value during the slow heating process.

What are summer treats for dogs? ›

5 Summer Treats for Your Dog
  • 1.) Peanut Butter and Fruit Freezies.
  • 2.) Fruit and Yogurt Freezies.
  • 3.) Cantaloupe Ice Cream.
  • 4.) Frozen Banana Bites.
  • 5.) Frozen Kong.

How long do homemade frozen dog treats last? ›

Storage: Store homemade peanut butter dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months or in the freezer for up to 8 months.

Is applesauce good for dogs? ›

Yes, dogs can safely eat plain applesauce! But applesauce generally includes added sugars, so always choose unsweetened applesauce and give it to them in moderation.

How do you make your own dog food and freeze it? ›

Place food in containers and store in the refrigerator or freezer. In general, refrigerated food will stay fresh for three to four days. Frozen dog food is best within about two months. Avoid feeding homemade dog food that has been in the freezer for more than six months.

Is it OK for dogs to eat frozen treats? ›

So long as your dog has healthy teeth, it's unlikely that occasionally giving them a frozen treat will damage their teeth, but to reduce the risk of damage you can: Make ice cubes and frozen treats slightly softer by taking them out of the freezer five minutes before you give them.

Is it cheaper to make your own dog treats? ›

Easy Homemade Dog Treats are made with just 3 ingredients! All it takes is banana, peanut butter, and oats and you can make these cute cookies for your pup, or for a doggy friend of yours. Not only are these easy to make, but they are so much more affordable than store-bought treats and dogs LOVE them!

Can I use regular flour for dog treats? ›

In general, we recommend staying away from all purpose flour for your dog. It's not going to hurt them in small amounts, but it just doesn't have the nutritional value that you can get from other kinds of flour.

What is a natural preservative for homemade dog treats? ›

Many ingredients of our organic dog treats have great nutritional profiles, and some can also help to preserve food. Examples of the natural preservatives that we include in our recipes are ginger, lemon, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, oregano, and star anise.

What frozen treats can chickens have in summer? ›

Frozen Watermelon Bowl: Watermelon consists mostly of water, and chickens love it! Cut a fresh watermelon in half, scoop out the center (save it for later!) and fill with fresh berries, herbs and water. Freeze until solid. Ice Pops: Fill ice cube trays or popsicle molds with frozen vegetables, fruits, herbs or weeds.

What summer foods are safe for dogs? ›

1: Frozen or fresh berries and watermelon

While fruits are higher in sugar, dogs can enjoy small amounts of berries or summer-y fruits like watermelon.

Are frozen treats good for dogs? ›

If you're giving your dog a frozen treat and you see them eating aggressively, you may consider allowing the treat to thaw some to avoid the chances of tooth damage. Apart from this, there aren't any major downsides to giving your dog a nice frozen treat!

What can I put in my dogs ice blocks? ›

Steps
  1. Mix water and broth together to make a very light broth that the dogs will love. ...
  2. Find a sturdy four cup freezer-safe bowl or dish. ...
  3. Let the mixture freeze for about 30 minutes. ...
  4. Add a thin layer of peanut butter to the top of the ice and return to the freezer for another 30 minutes.

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