13 Homemade Frozen Dog Treats Recipes – w/Reader Favorite 3 Ingredient Dog Ice Cream Recipe.

Ice cream ball in a white bowl

Cool and creamy….

My favorite frozen summer treat is called a gelati.

It’s fresh Italian water ice layered with frozen custard and the combination is like standing on the beach with a breeze coming in over the waves.

My favorite flavors are either peach water ice and vanilla custard or root beer water ice and vanilla custard.

If you don’t live around the Philly area you probably can’t get a gelati – I’ve never seen them anywhere else…

But I’m sure even if you can’t get a gelati that you have your own favorite summer treat that you really enjoy.

And while you’re enjoying your summer fun, don’t forget your dog.

While dogs can take a lick of most human frozen treats, they have WAY too much sugar for dogs to eat more than just a tiny amount.

But luckily for us there are a ton of easy to make homemade frozen dog treat recipes that are fun and let your dog in on the summertime enjoyment.

Homemade Frozen Dog Treats Recipes

Homemade Frozen Dog Treats Recipes

I’ve got 13 of these scrumptious frozen treat recipes listed here and we’ll start with my reader favorite – the 3 Ingredient Dog Ice Cream Recipe.

And if you like “Frosty Paws” I have three variations for homemade Frosty Paws here.

Easy 3 Ingredient Dog Ice Cream Recipe

Our reader favorite recipe! It’s super easy and fun to make and dogs go wild over it.

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz. tub plain yogurt
  • 1/2 c. pure coconut butter
  • 1 c. fresh strawberries – washed and dried

Instructions:

  1. Add yogurt, strawberries, and coconut butter to a blender, blending until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into a freezer-safe container. To make individual portions, pour into ice cube trays or small food-safe containers.
  3. Cover and freeze for several hours or up to a day before serving.
  4. Once frozen, scoop single servings into your dog’s favorite bowl! Store leftovers in the freezer.

Makes approximately 4.5 – 5 cups.

Thanks to Dog-Milk.com for this recipe.

Variations:

There are plenty of great fruits that are safe for your dog and make great substitutions in this easy recipe.

You can substitute out the strawberries for blueberries.

Or bananas would be great!

Just avoid grapes and raisins completely. They are dangerous for dogs.

Dog Ice Cream Recipe - Yogurt, Banana, Peanut Butter

Dog Ice Cream Recipe – Yogurt, Banana, Peanut Butter

A classic taste combination!

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz Plain Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (make sure it contains no xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
  • 1 Large Banana, sliced
  • 1 TablespoonHoney (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy.
  2. Fill a silicone mold or an ice cube tray.
  3. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  4. Pop out of molds and serve to your furry best friend. Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.

Thanks to CookingWithJanica.com for this recipe!

Dog Ice Cream Recipe – Peanut Butter

I love that this recipe used Dixie type paper cups. It makes it super easy to serve your dog these treats. You can also use paper cups instead of an ice cube tray or mold for any of the recipes on this page.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain, nonfat yogurt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package apples and chicken baby food
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • small paper treat cups wide enough to accommodate your pup’s muzzle (available at party supply or craft store)
  • wax paper

Instructions:

1: Place 1 cup peanut butter in a microwavable container and heat for 20 seconds to slightly melt the peanut butter which will make it easier to blend. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir to thoroughly blend (Image 1). Spoon or pour mixture into treat cups, till about 2/3 full (Image 2). Note: the mixture will expand a bit as it freezes.

2: Tap cups on counter to settle ingredients, then place them on a flat surface in the freezer. Allow to freeze for a minimum of 3-4 hours.

3: Remove from freezer and cover the now-solid cups of ice cream with wax paper so the cups can be stacked to take up less freezer space. Optional: If you like, you can even make cute lids with coordinating card stock. Using an empty treat cup as a stencil, trace around the top and sketch a pull tab onto one side. Cut out the shape with scissors, being sure to cut about 1/2″ inside your pencil line so the lid will slide down into the treat cup.

4: Return ice cream cups to freezer, they’ll keep indefinitely making it easy to treat your pup to a lip-smackin’ frozen treat anytime.

Thanks to HGTV for this recipe.

Dog Ice Cream Recipe - Pumpkin

Dog Ice Cream Recipe – Pumpkin

Pumpkin is an ingredient that is inexpensive, tasty, and nutritious. It also happens to freeze well, making it a great ingredient for dog ice-cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup organic peanut butter

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender then pour into ice cube trays.
  2. Freeze and serve frozen.

Thanks to DogTipper.com for this recipe

Liver Ice Cream for Dogs

I wouldn’t personally think of eating liver ice cream (ewww), but almost all dogs love liver and this makes a treat that is nutrient dense and healthy. Give it a shot. You’ll be surprised how much your pup will love this.

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz. plain yogurt
  • 1/4 pound raw calves liver
  • 1 mashed, rip banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions:

  1. Puree the raw calves liver together with the plain yogurt
  2. Mix all the ingredients together with blender or mixer
  3. Freeze in ice cube trays or a mold.
  4. When solid un-mold, put the treats in a covered container and serve one at a time.
Chicken Ice Cream for Dogs

Chicken Ice Cream for Dogs

This is more of a frozen treat than an ice cream, especially since it’s 100% dairy free. But dogs – being meat eaters – LOVE this one.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced small and frozen
  • 1 cup low-fat, low-sodium, onion free chicken stock
  • Optional: Veggie puree as a doggy sundae topping

Instructions:

Place frozen, diced chicken in a blender, food processor or (our fav) the Magic Bullet*. Slowly add as much stock as needed to make a thick, smooth paste.

Option 1: Place chicken paste in ice cream machine and turn on. Allow chicken “ice cream” to churn, until it firms up, approx. 10 – 15 min. Make sure you frequently scrape down the edges of the bowl to ensure it doesn’t freeze hard to the edge.

Option 2: Place ice cream in a container and place in freezer. Allow to set for half hour, then remove from freezer and blend. Return mix to freezer. Repeat every half hour until ice cream is firm enough to scoop.

Scoop into a dish. We like it fancy, so the dogs have their own ice cream cups, but hey, use whatever bowl floats your boat.

If you want to be all sorts of fancy, serve with veggie puree and crushed liver treats to make a doggy sundae.

Thank you to kolchakpuggle.com for this recipe.

Dog Ice Cream Cake Recipe

For this recipe we’re going to use the basic 3 ingredient dog ice cream and freeze it in cake containers, then frost it with Bacon Cream Cheese frosting.

It’s the perfect cake for a dog birthday party!

Ingredients (cake):

  • 32 oz. tub plain yogurt
  • 1/2 c. pure coconut butter
  • 1 c. fresh strawberries (or other dog safe fruit)– washed and dried

Instructions (cake):

  1. Add yogurt, strawberries, and coconut butter to a blender, blending until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into a freezer-safe container. Divide evenly between two round cake pans (make sure to wax those pans so the ice cream comes out).
  3. Cover and freeze for several hours or up to a day before serving.

Makes approximately 4.5 – 5 cups.

Ingredients: (Icing):

  • 1 (4 oz.} package low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup real bacon bits

Instructions: (Icing):

  1. Let cream cheese come to room temperature and blend in the maple syrup. You can microwave a few seconds if it’s difficult to mix.
  2. Stir in the bacon bits.
  3. Decorate using a piping bag

Note: You can also liven up the flavor of this icing by adding a small amount of pureed strawberries, pineapples or cherries.

Assembly:

  1. Turn the cakes out of their pans
  2. Ice the top of the bottom cake and stack the cakes on top of each other
  3. Ice the outside and top of the stacks of cakes
  4. Return to the freezer

Thanks to entirely pets.com for the ice-cream recipe.

Frozen Dog Treats with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

Frozen Dog Treats with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

This is a non-dairy frozen dog treat – so if your dog doesn’t like or tolerate dairy it’s a great option. It’s also two ingredients, so it’s SUPER EASY to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Peanut Butter

Instructions:

  1. Blend thoroughly with an electric blender – until smooth and creamy
  2. Freeze in Dixie cups, ice cube trays, or a mold

Frozen Dog Treats – Peanut Butter Yogurt

This is another super simple recipe with just three ingredients! If your dog loves peanut butter they are likely to go “nuts” over this. You’ll need cupcake liners to do this recipe as written – or you can freeze in ice cube trays or Dixie cups.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 12 small treats

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, stir together yogurt and peanut butter.
  2. Place the liners in a cupcake tin and fill them with the mixture.
  3. Smooth the tops with a spoon.
  4. Add a treat to each cup.
  5. Store in the freezer.

Thank you to sweetpaulmag.com for this recipe.

Homemade Puppuccino

Homemade Puppuccino

You can get “puppucinos” at Starbucks – they are literally a cup with whipped cream in them.

This isn’t terrible for your dog once in a while, but it’s not something you should do all the time. For a healthy alternative your dog will love check out this recipe instead.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup fat free whipped cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Combine yogurt, pumpkin puree, old fashioned oats and 1 cup ice in blender until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately, garnished with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.

Thank you to damndelicious.net for this recipe.

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Frozen Treats for Dogs

This is a super easy recipe that dogs go crazy for. You can use most frozen or fresh berries in place of the strawberries in this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen berries
  • Splash of water
  • Unsweetened Peanut Butter

Instructions:

Blend strawberries with a splash of water, pour into an ice tray, freeze, then spread with peanut butter. A guaranteed canine crowd pleaser.

Thank you to Rover.com for this recipe.

Blueberry Ice Cubes for Dogs

Blueberry Ice Cubes for Dogs

You can use this basic idea to freeze all kinds of fruits for your dogs. Just remember that grapes and raisins aren’t good for dogs, so avoid those.

Ingredients:

  • Any kind of fresh or frozen fruit like blueberries (other than grapes or raisins)

Instructions:

  1. Puree fruit till smooth
  2. Freeze in ice cube trays

For another variation on frozen blueberry dog treats check these out.

Frozen Dog Treats – Chicken Broth

I’ve saved the EASIEST for last.

This recipe can be made with any type of broth. Just make sure you’re using REAL broth and not fake “bullion cubes”.

Ingredients:

  • Broth

Instructions:

  1. Freeze broth in ice cube trays or molds.
  2. Give to your dog
Can Humans Eat Dog Ice Cream?

Can Humans Eat Dog Ice Cream?

This is a weird question, but I get it often enough to make it something that I probably should answer.

All the recipes here except for the liver one are safe for human consumption, but most humans like their frozen treats a bit sweeter.

So you can try the recipes and see if you like them and if you do go ahead and eat them with your dog. I do think the first three ingredient recipe looks worth trying.

Summary: Homemade Frozen Dog Treat Recipes

Out of all these recipes, the first one (3 Ingredient Dog Ice Cream) is both my personal and my reader favorite.

It’s easy to make and you can do loads of variations.

But most dogs love ALL of these recipes. So pick one you like and test it out.

Most of all… stay cool this summer!

For more great recipes, try Cheesy Twists or Homemade Dog Biscuits.

Small dog eating ice cream from a waffle cone outdoors


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Hi! My name is Heather Hallman. I’m the mother of two beautiful girls and a MAJOR passionate pet parent. I can hardly wait to bring you the BEST resources and information that I've found for our fur-babies.