Dogs love these healthy and refreshing blueberry-yogurt frozen dog treats on a hot day. And dog mamas love them because they are easy to make with only three ingredients!
Just like our super popular Watermelon Pupsicles, these frozen treats are kid-friendly too. You can pour the blueberry-yogurt mixture into a regular popsicle mold. Who doesn't love an all-natural treat that does double duty?
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Our dog Fritz loves to sit in the sun during the summer. In addition to water, we use homemade frozen treats to help keep him cool.
We also have a regular rotation of foster dogs coming through. One of the things we do to get them to feel comfortable in their new environment is to give them lots of treats. Positive reinforcement is really important for all dogs.
With our dogs, we have found that both the quality of the dog treat and a bit of variety keeps their attention longer. This is probably why I have so many dog treat recipes on this site! (side note: check out our gotcha day cake).
But, I try to keep all my homemade dog treat recipes easy and with as few ingredients as possible. Using a small number of healthy natural ingredients is better for your dog's tummy too.
Frozen Dog Treat Ingredients & Substitutions
- Yogurt- Use unsweetened plain Greek yogurt. If you are concerned about your dog's weight a lower fat version is fine. Like people, a small percentage of dogs are lactose intolerant. You can substitute chicken stock if needed. Do not substitute non-dairy yogurt. Too many nuts can be bad for dogs. You can read more about that here.
- Blueberries- Fresh, freeze-dried, or frozen blueberries all work in this recipe. Dried blueberries typically have added sugar and should be avoided. Fresh strawberries and cranberries work in this recipe too.
- Banana- Half a mashed banana is all you need. This will add natural sweetness and texture to the dog treat.
Frozen Dog Treat Molds
I use a mold that is oven and freezer safe, similar to this one. Any popsicle mold or ice cube tray will work.
I suggest taking into account your dog's size when selecting a mold. You don't want the portion size to be too large or small for the dog's size. Small molds for big dogs mean the dog is more likely to swallow the treat whole, which means it is likely coming back up. Sorry, that is gross but it's true.
For large dogs, you can use a silicone baking cup, small paper cup, or muffin tin. When using a muffin tin you may need to set it in a tray of warm water to loosen them
Storing Frozen Dog Treats
I prefer to remove the pupsicles from the molds to save freezer space. They last 1-2 months in a freezer bag. Or up to three months if left in the molds and tightly covered.
Healthy homemade dog treats could not be easier to make! Please share with us all the photos of your pups eating your delicious creations. Peace & Love to all the dog people!
But we aren't just about homemade and DIY dog treats in this house. We have a few summer treats for the humans too! Personally, I have been drinking this Mezcal Paloma all summer long. While Mr. Peel has been sipping his favorite Mule cocktail. And we both have been hitting the blueberry iced tea all summer long!
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Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats
- ¾ cup blueberries
- ¾ cup greek yogurt low fat preferably
- ½ banana, ripe
- Gather all ingredients and equipment.
- Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until fully incorporated, about 90 seconds.
- Pour into molds. Freeze until solid, about 5 hours.
- Remove from molds and give as treats. Happy dog!
- Frozen treats will store for o 3 months in the freezer, see post for details.
- Frozen treats are messy, we suggest eating outside.