Okay, okay…so a lot of us don’t know how to sew a button or cook more than like 3 things. But let’s face it–this sh*t is getting kinda boring. So although we may have *sworn* on a stack of takeout menus that domesticity was not ever going to be our thing, a lot of us are finally the stay-at-home dog parents we’d always hoped we’d be. While you might not catch us full-on baking anytime soon (because it’s hot and also the kitchen is So. Far. Away.), we sure can pop a bunch of stuff in the freezer with the best of ‘em. Our readers shared their favorite frozen treat secrets sure to make your dog’s heart…melt.
Berries and Cream Pops Submitted by Luciana Raleigh
It doesn’t get much easier than this, humans! Just add berries or any of your pup’s favorite fruit fruit to a popsicle mold with water or yogurt.
Peanut Butter and Banana Treats By Dani Bruflodt from Thyme is Honey
Melt coconut oil and peanut butter and stir until combined. Add a banana and mash with a fork. For a vitamin boost, Dani recommends adding nutritious Naturvet Powder to the mix before chilling!
Star Spangled Treats Submitted by Casey Matter
Simply freeze yogurt and berries into cute molds (and if you’re feelin’ adventurous, mix in some peanut butter).
Blueberry Banana Go-Grrrt Submitted by @Rescue_Boy_Riggs
Pick up some cool squeezy molds and add blueberries, plain Greek yogurt, a few banana chips for crumfch.
Frosty Fruit Cups Submitted by Luciana Raleigh
Chop up your pal’s fave fruits, add to silicone baking cups, fill with water, freeze, and wait for those puppy eyes to roll in.
Peanut Butter + Vitamin Filled Coconut Oil Treats By Dani Bruflodt from Thyme is Honey
Shark’s Pumpkin Froyo
Freeze plain Greek yogurt and canned pumpkin with some melted coconut oil. Feel free to add banana or nutty butter if you have it on hand. Freeze in any mold or even tiny containers!
Finley’s Fave Broth Blocks Submitted by Ashley Anna
Simply add your pup’s favorite broth to an ice cube tray and he’ll make you feel like a culinary genius. Finley here “loses his mind” for chicken broth.
Simple Savory Ice Submitted by Nikki Schutte
Keep it simple and freeze wet dog food in ice cube trays with a green bean as the “stick” (for easy removal and also deliciousness, duh).
Bone Broth + Blueberry Popsicles with Bully Stick Handles Submitted by Dana Dubriwny
Fill popsicle molds with bone broth and blueberries. Then add a bully stick handle! Looking for a softer alternative? Try a carrot or pretzel rod.
And finally: Bussy’s Puppy Mary Submitted by Crystal Hendricks Kretzer
Grab a paper cup and fill with a scoop of canned dog food, a bit of peanut butter or cream cheese, lots of tasty fruits and veggies, and a giant dog-appropriate sausage or bone.
For even more pandemic fun (and fur the pup who wishes to destroy the undead), use goofy molds, like this:
What’s your pup’s favorite frosty treat? Let us know in the comments!
(Photo by Crystal Hendricks Kretzer)
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