Perfect for treating your dog or puppy, these homemade frozen yogurt dog treats are a refreshing cold snack.
Made with just two ingredients, these frozen pup treats are super easy to prepare and your dog will love the fruity flavor.
In this recipe I share how quick and affordable it is to make a batch of these delicious frozen dog treats for Summer. Enjoy!
Why I love these homemade frozen yogurt dog treats
One of the things I love about making homemade frozen dog treats is how quick and easy they are to prepare.
With no chopping, baking or frying required it takes less than 10 minutes to blend a batch of treats and pop them in the freezer.
I always make a large batch and when they are ready, I pop them out of the mold and store them in a container in the freezer. So simple (and much more affordable than store bought treats)!
Homemade grain free dog treats
Like many vizslas, our vizsla is happiest on a grain free diet. Which is another reason why I love frozen treats for dogs.
If your dog also needs a grain free diet these DIY frozen dog treats are a great option.
Our dog loves any kind of frozen puppy treats, but she especially loves frozen treats with yogurt.
You can combine any flavor you like really, but these frozen strawberry yogurt dog treats are one of her favorites.
Whenever I see strawberries on sale at the supermarket I grab extra and make up a batch of these frozen strawberry dog treats.
I hope your pup loves them as much as mine does – let me know in the comments below!
What you need to make frozen strawberry dog treats with yogurt
All you need to make these frozen dog treats with yogurt is:
- A blender
- Freezer mold
- Plain / Greek yogurt
I love my Ninja countertop blender, but a Nutribullet or stick blender would also work. You just want to be able to chop and blend the strawberries quickly and easily.
Dog treat molds
I used this cute mini love heart shaped mold for this frozen dog treats recipe for my puppy (which is perfect for making homemade valentine dog treats too).
The love heart shapes are about the size of a dime (1.6cm) and 1/2 an inch (1cm) thick.
The love heart mold shapes are very small, which is perfect for puppy frozen treats, but if you have an older or larger dog, there are cute paw and bone silicone molds too – see them here.
But honestly, your pup is not going to care what shape the forzen fruit dog treats are, so any ice cube tray works just fine.
I recommend you use a mold with shapes that are fairly small (around 1-2 tablespoon) to keep each frozen dog treat low in calories and help your pup stay healthy.
I do love the silicone molds as they are super flexible and the treats are easy to remove, but I also use a regular plastic ice cube tray when making a big batch of treats and it works just fine too.
Can I give my dog Greek yogurt?
Yes, yogurt is safe to give to dogs. However, you should only give plain, non-sweetened yogurt to dogs.
Labeled as plain or Greek yogurt, you can use whole milk or low fat yogurt – both are fine to use.
Note it is really important you use unsweetened yogurt. Some artificial sweeteners like xylitol are toxic, so it is important to check the ingredient list before purchasing to ensure it has no added sweeteners.
It is also worth noting that some dogs, like humans, are lactose intolerant. Which means their tummies have trouble digesting food high in lactose, like yogurt.
The best way to know if your pup is going to have any issues is to give them a small amount and see how they respond. Issues to look out for include diarrhea and vomiting.
How to make frozen dog treats with yogurt
This frozen yogurt dog treats recipe couldn’t be simpler, but here are some quick steps and pictures to follow.
In a blender add your plain yogurt and strawberries.
I throw the strawberries in whole as my Ninja is high powered, but feel free to chop them first if you prefer.
Expert Tip: If using a silicone mold, sit it on top of a baking sheet to make transferring to the freezer easy.
Pour the mixture into your freezer mold.
I just pour it straight from the blender into the mold, and use a spatula to smooth the mix over all the shapes, but you can spoon it into each shape if you prefer.
Transfer the mold to the freezer and freeze.
The time to freeze will vary depending on the size of your molds. For small molds it can be as little as 2-3 hours, larger molds will take longer.
I tend to make these in the evening and by morning they are ready to eat!
When your healthy frozen dog treats are frozen, simply pop them out of the mold and transfer them to a container or reusable freezer bag.
Store in the freezer until needed.
How to store DIY frozen dog treats
You can store your frozen homemade dog treats in a container in the freezer, but I love these reusable freezer bags to store doggy treats in the freezer.
Containers take up so much space, and these re-sealable bags are the perfect alternative.
These freezer bags lock in freshness and reseal easily. I stack the frozen treats in one section of the freezer for easy access.
When the treats are finished I just hand wash the bag with warm soapy water, dry it and re-use for the next batch!
More dog treats recipes to try
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- 1 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- Place yogurt and strawberries in a blender and pulse until smooth.
- If using a silicone mold, I recommend you place it on a baking sheet before filling for easier transfer to the freezer.
- Pour the mix into the mold and transfer to the freezer until set around 2-3 hours.
- Pop the treats out of the mold and store in a container or reusable freezer bag.
1. Using the mini love heart mold, this recipe makes around 150 mini love heart shaped treats. Halve the recipe if you prefer to make less.
2.Silicone molds make it super easy to pop them out but you can use any ice cube tray or silicone mold. Note the quantity and freezing time may vary.
3. For larger molds just leave them in the freezer overnight to set.
4. These frozen treats for dogs should be used as an occasional treat. Not recommended if your dog is lactose intolerant.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 150 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Please note that nutrition information is a computer generated estimate and should not be interpreted as a dietitian's advice. Values can vary greatly among brands, amounts and ingredients used.