Frozen Dog Treats

Learn how to make frozen homemade dog treats. They’re fantastic and healthy dog popsicles and only take two ingredients, perfect for training or as a tasty snack for your pup.

Homemade frozen dog treats in the shapes of paws and bones, made with peanut butter, apple sauce, and chicken broth. Commonly referred to as dog popsicles
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These homemade dog treat recipes are ridiculously easy to make so I always like to have a bunch on hand. Not only are they a refreshing popsicle for your puppy, but also since they’re frozen they will take longer to eat than a regular biscuit.

I’ve compiled a list of several recipes, but certainly feel free to get creative. The flavors I made use peanut butterapple sauce, sweet potato, and pumpkin, but there are plenty of other fruits and vegetables you can use. All of these make for healthy dog biscuits and training treats so go with whichever your pup would like the most.

Warning Regarding Peanut Butter: Double check your peanut butter to make sure there isn’t any xylitol (an artificial sweetener often found in peanut butter). Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs. It’s also a good idea to get reduced sodium or no-salt added peanut butter as too much sodium can also not be good for dogs.

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Peanut Butter Frozen Dog Treats

These peanut butter dog treats are great for pups who like a little bit of crunch. I like to mix in some of my dog’s dry food. It not only to give it that extra bit of texture that I know he loves, but also this way I know he’s getting some of his nutrient-dense food with his snack.

Ingredients

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

Scoop the peanut butter into a bowl and mix in the dog food. You can add as much or as little dog food as you would like, but you want to have a good amount of peanut butter so that the treat holds its shape.

Pouring dry dog food out of a measuring cup into a bowl with peanut butter
Peanut butter and dry dog food mixed together in a bowl

Spoon the mixture into a silicone mold. I received this adorable bone mold as a gift and it made for the perfect size. Keep in mind – with the added dog food you won’t be able to get perfect detail on the mold so make sure the mold you use has a simple design.

I also found using my finger made the process easier since the peanut butter is so sticky.

Using finger to scrape the peanut butter and dog food kibble mixture into the dog bone silicone mold

Place them into the freezer to harden. Once hardened they become one solid (non-sticky) treat, ready for your furbaby to enjoy!

Removing peanut butter frozen dog treat from red silicone dog bone mold
Hands holding a finished homemade peanut butter dog treat that's in the shape of a dog bone

And of course my dog, Joker, tried to steal them while I was taking photos and filming. I’ll admit this one was staged, but I swear he did it right before taking it!

Dog stealing homemade peanut butter treats

Applesauce Dog Popsicles

This homemade treat recipe is so simple and since it’s mostly liquid, it freezes into basically an ice cube. I’ve found that my dog, Joker, takes much longer to eat this one. So if you’re looking for your pup to enjoy his or her treat for longer, this puppy popsicle is a great option.

Note on Chicken Broth: Same as with the peanut butter, too much salt is not good for dogs. Therefore be sure to use unsalted or reduced sodium chicken broth to keep these treats as healthy as possible. And if your pup has food sensitivities, you can substitute water for the chicken broth in all of these popsicle recipes.

Ingredients

Mix the two ingredients together.

Tip: You can ultimately use whatever ratios you would like, depending on your dog’s preference, but 50/50 is a good start. Adding more applesauce will make the treats slightly softer so if you’ve been instructed by your vet that your dog can’t have ice cubes, definitely use more apple sauce and thin it out with the chicken broth.

Scooping applesauce from a single serve applesauce container with a spoon over a bowl

By the way, don’t worry about changing bowls if you want to make them all in one day like I did. The way I see it, it’s just more flavor if some peanut butter gets mixed in!

Mixing applesauce and chicken broth with a spoon in a bowl that still has peanut butter stuck to it

Spoon the mixture into a silicone mold. In this case I used the more detailed puppy paws mold since the liquid will fill it out so the pattern will be clearly visible.

Spooning dog popsicle mixture of chicken broth and applesauce into a dog paw shaped silicone mold

Freeze until completely solid and then let your pup enjoy them!

Removing frozen dog popsicle from mold
Holding finished homemade dog popsicle made of applesauce and chicken broth that's in the shape of a dog's paw

Another great thing to do with these frozen dog treats and popsicles is to put them in a toy such as a Kong. They’ll slowly melt and soften so your dog will be entertained trying to eat it.

Boxer mix puppy eating treats from a blue puppy kong

More Two Ingredient Treat Recipes

For all of these homemade dog treat recipes, the instructions are the same as the one with applesauce – mix the ingredients together, pour into a mold, and freeze.

Pumpkin Frozen Dog Treats

Pumpkin is great for dogs, especially those with sensitive stomachs or allergies. Be sure with any new foods though that you give it in moderation to start.

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted or Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin (Make sure not to buy pumpkin pie filling – I 100% have accidentally done this!)
  • Silicone Mold

Sweet Potato Frozen Dog Treats

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted or Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Canned Sweet Potato
  • Silicone Mold
Homemade Dog Treats written over frozen dog popsicles made of peanut butter, sweet potato, and pumpkin. They're in the shape of puppy paws and little bones

After you’re done making your pup their treats, make yourself snack or get creative with a food craft. Though there’s certainly no judgment here if you have a scoop of peanut butter for yourself straight from the jar.

And if you have a cat and want to make them a fun toy, try this felted Peep catnip toy.

Homemade Dog Treats written over frozen dog popsicles made of peanut butter, sweet potato, and pumpkin. They're in the shape of puppy paws and little bones

Frozen Dog Treat - Only 2 Ingredients

Learn how to make frozen homemade dog treats. They're fantastic and healthy dog popsicles and only take two ingredients, perfect for training or as a tasty snack for your pup.
Yield 15 Dog Treats
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ Cup Applesauce
  • ½ Cup Chicken Broth Unsalted or low sodium

Equipment

  • Silicone Mold
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Instructions
 

  • Spoon the applesauce into a mixing bowl
    Scooping applesauce from a single serve applesauce container with a spoon over a bowl
  • Add the chicken broth and mix together
    Mixing applesauce and chicken broth with a spoon in a bowl that still has peanut butter stuck to it
  • Pour the mixture into the silicone mold
    Spooning dog popsicle mixture of chicken broth and applesauce into a dog paw shaped silicone mold
  • Place the mold in the freezer until solid
    Removing frozen dog popsicle from mold
  • Remove from the mold and they're ready for your dog to enjoy!
    Holding finished homemade dog popsicle made of applesauce and chicken broth that's in the shape of a dog's paw

Video

Notes

For other flavors, you can substitute sweet potato or pumpkin for the applesauce to make sweet potato dog treats and pumpkin dog treats.
To make peanut butter dog treats, combine 1 cup of peanut butter with 1/2 cup of your dog's dry food and spoon into the mold.
 
Keyword Applesauce Treat, Dog Popsicle, Homemade frozen dog treat, Puppy Treat, Training Treat

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