Dairy-free Frozen Dog Treats
Dairy-free Frozen Dog Treats- just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes for a healthy and refreshing treat that your dog will love! (grain-free)
It’s official. I’ve become the obsessed dog mom who makes homemade frozen puppy yogurt.
I used to buy Frosty Paws for Coco and Gigi back in the day and it was always amusing to watch them lay there in a euphoric trans, licking their way to the bottom of the cup. Then recently I saw a documentary about what really goes into dog food and it made me think twice about what I buy for my fur babies. Those damn documentaries ruin everything, don’t they? ;)
The good news is that making your own frozen dog treats is super easy. I started with a simple combo of coconut milk, carrots, peanut butter, and a touch of pure maple syrup but the possibilities are endless. You could add blueberries, banana, sweet potato, pumpkin, or whatever fruits and vegetables you think your puppy might like.
The healthy fats in the coconut milk and peanut butter are great for dogs. I also added an organic probiotic that I found on Amazon for an extra boost. You don’t have to add probiotics but I like for Lucy to have them in her diet. Like I said, full blown crazy dog mom.
Another thing I found on Amazon that’s perfect for this recipe is these Munchkin Silicone Freezer and Storage Cups. It makes enough to fill up 8 of them. You just screw on the lid and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to give them a treat.
Lucy did such a good job waiting for me to take these pictures. The natural light in my kitchen is awful so I was struggling to get a good shot but she stayed put like a good girl.
Then once I moved the photo shoot outside (for better light), there was no keeping her from it. She went to town and cleaned the cup, and then played with the cup like it was a toy for the next 15 minutes. It’s kind of her thing. Playing with her food. Dogs can be so quirky…
Dairy-free Frozen Puppy Yogurt
Yield: 18 ounces
Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 10
- 12 ounces coconut milk
- 1 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter*
- 1 cup carrot
- 4 probiotic capsules (optional, I like GutSense)
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
In a blender, combine all ingredients then blend until smooth. Pour liquid into freezable containers, seal with a lid and freeze for 4-6 hours. Serve frozen and let your puppy enjoy!
*Please be sure that the ingredient label does not contain xylitol as it is toxic to dogs!
Frozen yogurt will keep for up to 2 months. Please consult your veterinarian for any potential allergies your dog may have before making changes to their diet.
Slightly adapted from So Delicious
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
I love it! Bella would love these, I’m sure. I can’t get over how cute Lucy is!
I’m dog obsessed too but I’ve never made Kal dog treats…what kind of mom am I? haha Lucy is one lucky lady — these treats must be so tasty for her and I can imagine how fun it would be to watch her eat them!
You know I am totally obsessed with my pup, but I can’t say that I’ve ever made her homemade dog treats! Maybe I’ll try it… and yes, a lot of dog foods have a lot of crap in them (surprise, surprise!). As I do for us humans in my household, I try to buy food & treats that have simple, recognizable ingredient lists. Harley loves veggie scraps and lots of healthy foods, which I love!
These look great, but would it be possible for you to add a warning about peanut butter that contains xylitol? The organic and unsweetened peanut butters are usually safe, but some of the “light” or “no sugar added” varieties have the sweetener which is much more toxic than chocolate to dogs. It’s only recently been used in peanut butters, so many are unaware of this potential poison in a treat that many have given dogs for a long time.
I’m so glad you brought that up, Kalie! I didn’t even think about it. I’ll be sure to add a warning to the recipe. Thank you!
Best friend of human! I am gonna treat like this for my doggy( name Jonh) too!
The pictures of Lucy are adorable and your recipe looks like a great dog treat. It’s really a shame that we as consumers have to be vigilant label readers nowadays because food companies are putting xylitol in so many products that I don’t want to consume, let alone unknowingly give to my dogs.
I agree, it is a shame. I’m just glad someone thought to mention it to me because I didn’t even think to point it out.
I hope you and your little fur babies are doing well, Jerilyn! :)
Augie would go CRAZY for these! He absolutely loves peanut butter and sweet potato, but I’ve never tried coconut milk on him. Can’t wait to try these soon!
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FINALLY, one that makes sense for ingredients, won’t break the bank, and I don’t need to go to my mom’s, where my large deep freeze is and where my frozen part of ice cream maker fits!!!
I wall say, for my 2 legged son, I ALWAYS made our own peanut butter. Stick unalted nuts (cashews, almonds, etc) into food processor and voila – peanut butter!
Then you KNOW exactly what’s in it.
I cook for sugar gliders, so a mg of something is a # to my greyhound. Both notoriously fickle diets!
What are the probiotics for ?
To encourage gut health for your pup! :)
I didn’t have coconut milk so I used rice milk instead.
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I am also an obsessive dog mom and love to cook for my Labs. Thanks for these frozen dog treats!
Do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk?
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I have a puppy allergic to: rice/oats/dairy/corn/pea/peanuts
Would love some treat recipies