16 Frozen Dog Treats Recipes To Keep Your Pup Cool This Summer

By: Rachel

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If the summer heat is getting to your dog, why not keep them cool and content with one of these tasty homemade frozen dog treats recipes!

Perfect for beating the heat, these frozen treats for dogs are easy to make, can be batched and stored in the freezer for months and are a nutritious way to treat your pup.

From quick and easy strawberry yogurt dog ice cube treats to super cute pupsicles and creamy dog ice cream, these easy frozen dog treat recipes are sure to have your dog’s tail wagging with joy in no time!


This article is based on research and personal experience as a Vizsla owner. I’m not a qualified dog trainer, breeder, Vet or dog behaviourist.


What I Love About Frozen Dog Treats

Frozen treats are one of my favorite types of dog treats to make at home.

Not only do they last longer than baked dog treats, they are quick and easy to make and usually need just a few ingredients.

They are also a good way to use up leftover ingredients from your meal preparation and use fruit that is a little past its best.

Other reasons why I love frozen dog treats for Summer include:

  1. Beating The Heat: Frozen dog treats are an excellent way to help your dog cool down during hot weather.
  2. Nutrition and Fun Combined: Making homemade frozen treats means you are in control of the ingredients, ensuring they’re not only delicious but also nutritious. Plus, your pup will have so much fun eating them too!
  3. Tailored for Dietary Needs: DIY frozen dog treats means you can customize them based on your dog’s specific dietary requirements or restrictions. Whether it’s avoiding certain allergens or focusing on organic ingredients, homemade treats offer the flexibility to cater to your dog’s unique needs and preferences.

Another added bonus is that most frozen dog treats are also wheat and gluten free. If your dog is sensitive to gluten, also see our roundup of gluten free dog treats here.

Please note: You should always check with your vet if you have any ingredient or food sensitivity concerns for your dog.

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Easy Homemade Frozen Dog Treats Recipes

Discover how to make frozen dog treats at home with our collection of homemade frozen dog treats recipes.

From super simple 2 ingredient treats to fancy dog popsicles, these recipes cater to all doggie tastes.

1. Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Dog Treats

frozen strawberry yogurt dog treats in bowl.

If you’re looking for 2 ingredient frozen dog treats, try these super easy frozen yogurt dog treats.

Simply blend yogurt and strawberries, pour and freeze in your favorite ice cube tray. Simple, tasty and nutritious!

2. Frozen Kefir Dog Treats

frozen kefir treats.

For pups with a sensitive or upset tummy, try these frozen kefir dog treats.

Wheat and gluten free, these banana peanut butter treats with kefir are a good alternative to yogurt or milk based dog treats.

3. Strawberry Oatmeal Frozen Kong Treats

frozen oatmeal dog treat for kong.

Looking for frozen dog treat ideas for a Kong? Try these strawberry oatmeal treats.

With just a handful of ingredients, they are a nutritious alternative to store bought treats to keep your dog entertained (and cool!) with a Kong.

Find more Kong filling ideas here.

4. Fruity Blueberry Pupsicles

frozen blueberry pupsicles.

For a healthy refreshing treat, try these super cute blueberry pupsicles.

With just 3 ingredients, these dog ice cube treats could not be easier to make and guaranteed to delight your pup!

5. Pina Colada Frozen Dog Treats

frozen pineapple coconut oil dog treats.

For pineapple fans, these 2 ingredient pina colada dog treats are a fun tropical frozen treat for dogs.

With just three ingredients, making dog treats at home could not be any simpler or tastier!

6. Strawberry Frozen Treats For Dogs

paw shaped frozen strawberry treats for dogs.

For sweet treat lovers, these gorgeous strawberry dog treats with yogurt are a hit!

With a little honey added for extra sweetness, they are super easy to prepare using your favorite dog treat ice cube tray.

7. Green Smoothie Pupsicles

spinach pupsicles for dogs.

For a super nutritious frozen treats recipe, try this green smoothie pupsicle recipe.

With a unique blend of spinach, coconut water and other natural ingredients, they are a healthy cold treat for dogs.

8. Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Dog Treats

frozen peanut butter yogurt dog treat.

If you love to make dog treats that look as good as they taste, then try this frozen PB yogurt dog treats recipe.

With just three ingredients (peanut butter, yogurt and blueberries), your dog will love the taste of these easy DIY treats.

9. Banana Peanut Butter Popsicles For Dogs

pumpkin dog pupsicles in tray.

For a creamy dog ice cream, make these super tasty banana peanut butter popsicles.

With a mixture of all the favorite dog treat ingredients, these are guaranteed to get tails wagging.

10. Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

frozen watermelon dog treats.

For watermelon lovers, try these refreshingly cool frozen watermelon dog treats.

Naturally sweet and with just two ingredients, this recipe is a great way to use up left over melon.

11. Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats

frozen blueberry coconut treats for dogs.

Made with blueberries, coconut oil and thyme, these fruity frozen blueberry treats are a nutritious snack to feed your dog this Summer.

Freeze in layers for a super pretty look, or just combine the ingredients for a quick and easy frozen treat recipe.

12. Frozen Cinnamon Banana Dog Treats

frozen cinnamon banana dog treats.

Simple and nutritious, these banana and yogurt treats with cinnamon are a tasty frozen treat for your dog.

Freeze in a dog themed silicone mold or just use your regular ice cube trays to make these yummy cool treats for your dog.

13. Frozen Strawberry Banana Treats For Dogs

frozen strawberry banana treats for dogs in bowl.

For a creamy, fruity treat, try these strawberry and banana dog treats.

Simply blend all your ingredients together, pour into your mold and freeze until firm.

14. Frozen Peanut Butter Dog Treats

frozen pb coconut milk dog treats.

For a dairy free frozen dog treat, try these peanut butter and coconut milk treats.

With a tasty combination of PB, banana, coconut milk and coconut oil, they are dairy free nutritious snack for dogs.

15. PB Banana Dog Ice Cream

frozen peanut butter dog ice cream treats in bowl.

With the classic combination of banana and peanut butter, these creamy dog ice cream treats are guaranteed to be a hit with your pup.

Freeze in a mold or in small cups for a cold creamy treat.

16. Frozen Apple Blueberry Dog Treats

frozen apple berry treats in broth.

These apple blueberry dog treats are a great way to use up leftover chicken stock or broth.

Simply pour the broth over the apple pieces and freeze until firm.

What Ingredients Are Good For Freezing?

When it comes to making homemade frozen dog treats, there is a huge range of ingredients that freeze well and taste good.

Plus, don’t forget, while some of the most popular treats recipes contain fruit, you can make savory frozen treats too.

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Some of the most popular frozen treat ingredients include:

  • Yogurt – plain is best as it is unsweetened.
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Peanut butter – ensure it does not contain Xylitol, which is poisonous to dogs.
  • Oatmeal
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut oil – use in moderation as can have a laxative effect.
  • Kefir milk
  • Dairy milk
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato
  • Carrot
  • Shredded chicken
  • Chicken broth / stock – preferably low in salt

Note: Always take your dog’s unique dietary situation into consideration when choosing treats recipes. And always check with your vet if you are unsure about any ingredients.

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What’s Your Favorite Frozen Dog Treat?

I hope you found some great frozen dog treat ideas to try at home. Let me know in the comments below which recipe is your favorite!

If you enjoy making dog treats, find more homemade recipes here or a range of gluten free treats recipes here.

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More Homemade Recipes To Try

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Rachel

Rachel is the founder of It's a Vizsla. She is a Hungarian Vizsla owner and general dog enthusiast! She loves to research and share practical tips to help other vizsla owners care for their dogs.

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