If you are looking for frozen yogurt treats for dogs, your search is over! These fruity homemade frozen dog treats are made with Greek yogurt, berries, and watermelon. The perfect way to give your dog healthy treats that you can enjoy too.
Whether you want to make frozen dog treats for summer or any time of the year, this recipe is for you! Keep reading to find out more about how to make your own treats for your dog.
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Why This Frozen Yogurt Dog Treat Recipe is the Best
When the sun is hot and awful, a frozen treat is a great way to hydrate your pup and help them cool down.
These DIY frozen dog treats are one of my favorite ice cream alternatives for dogs. They are delicious and good for both you and your fur baby.
Making healthy frozen dog treats has never been easier. There are just a few simple ingredients and all you do is combine them in molds, freeze them, and then they are ready to eat.
Sometimes it can be tough to find frozen dog treats without peanut butter, but when you make them homemade, all of the guess and worry is gone. These healthy treats are perfect for dogs with food sensitivities.
They are naturally sweetened with fruit so there’s no need to be concerned about a sweet treat with added sugar or artificial sweeteners that may be toxic to dogs.
Benefits of Yogurt for Dogs
These homemade treats are made with yogurt, which is really good for your dog. Not only is it high in calcium (great for your pup’s bones), but it is a great source of protein too! Protein is essential for healthy muscles.
In fact, when you give your dog a tasty treat made with yogurt, you are also giving them live cultures that act as probiotics that are good for your dog’s digestive system.
Benefits of Berries and Watermelon for Dogs
It’s best for your pup to get all their nutrition from their dog food, but these treats are a fun way to eat a few more vitamins.
Berries are full of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. If your dog hasn’t eaten a berry before, I suggest only giving them a few for the first time. They will probably be able to eat berries without any issues, but it is always a great idea to watch just in case.
Watermelon has essential vitamins for the immune system including vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. It also has potassium and magnesium which are both great for a dog’s health. This delicious fruit has high water content (92 percent water) and a low-calorie density.
There are only natural ingredients in these frozen yogurt treats for dogs. Everything is easy to find at the grocery store. In fact, you might already have everything in your refrigerator.
Here’s the list of what you need:
- Blueberries – Fresh or frozen
- Strawberries – Fresh or frozen
- Raspberries – Fresh or frozen
- Watermelon – Flesh only, no seeds or rind
- Plain Greek Yogurt – Use low-fat or fat-free. Too much fat can cause pancreatitis or upset stomachs.
Do not use yogurt that contains xylitol, a sweetener toxic to dogs.
When you make these small treats, there are a few different ingredient swaps you can make.
You can substitute Greek yogurt with lite coconut milk if you want dairy-free frozen dog treats.
You can also substitute the berries with any fruit dogs can eat. Here are some ideas:
Only want to use one fruit instead of a combination? That’s great! Just use 1 cup of one fruit to make:
- Blueberry Yogurt Dog Treats
- Raspberry Yogurt Dog Treats
- Strawberry Yogurt Dog Treats
- Watermelon Yogurt Dog Treats
Frozen Fruit Dog Treats
A frozen yogurt treat with fruit is a great option on a hot summer day because it helps your pet cool down and stay hydrated.
If your dog likes Frosty Paws, then they will love these too! They will love these puppy pops!
The recipe will yield approximately 50 treats when made using small bone-shaped and paw print molds. That equates to about 10 calories for one treat.
The serving amount can vary depending on the size of your dog and how many calories per day you feed your dog between dog food and treats. Big dogs can consume more calories than smaller dogs.
Also, yogurt contains lactose, and dogs are not designed to digest lactose. Too much can cause gas, diarrhea, and vomiting. The best choice is to give a small amount and see if your dog has any adverse reactions. Then use your own judgment on how many to give your dog at once.
I recommend giving a small dog only one of these frozen treats and up to 3 for larger dogs.
This is what I used to make these DIY frozen dog treats. They made the entire process a breeze.
You can also use basic ice cube trays, small paper cups, or plastic shot glasses to make the treats.
How to Make Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats
Here are the steps for making this recipe for frozen yogurt dog treats. All the exact steps are in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
- Stir Greek yogurt and water together to thin out the yogurt.
- Fill the silicone mold or ice cube tray halfway with the thinned yogurt.
- Put pieces of fruit into the yogurt.
- Spoon yogurt to fill the molds. Placing the molds on a cookie sheet makes them easy to transfer to the freezer.
- Freeze the treats until they are frozen solid, about an hour.
- Remove the frozen treats from the molds and enjoy them with your dog!
How to Store Frozen Dog Treats
After the treats have frozen, remove them from the molds and place them in a plastic freezer bag or freezer-safe airtight container. Store the treats in the freezer for up to 4 months.
How Long Do Frozen Dog Treats Last?
These homemade frozen yogurt dog treats will last up to 4 months in the freezer. Make a big batch of yogurt ice cubes for dogs and let them eat them all summer.
Can Humans Eat These Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats?
Yes, absolutely! Make a double batch so you have some for people and some for dogs. Use silicone molds in different shapes when making the ones for people. This way, everyone will know the bone or paw-shaped ones are for dogs.
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More Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
- Air Fryer Dog Treats are made with oat flour, apple, banana, and peanut butter.
- Banana Dog Treats are made with oatmeal and flavored with cinnamon.
- Dog Ice Cream – banana with peanut butter swirl.
- Frozen Peanut Butter Dog Treats are pupsicles made with plain yogurt and dog biscuits for popsicle sticks.
- No Bake Dog Treats are great when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen on a hot day.
- Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats are perfect for fall.
- Strawberry Pupsicles with plain chicken jerky for the popsicle sticks.
- Watermelon Pupsicles are excellent frozen watermelon dog treats.
Find lots of easy dog treat recipes here on Spoiled Hounds!
Not in the mood for making homemade dog treats? Check out my favorite dog treats on my Amazon dog treats list.
Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats
- 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup Water
- ½ cup Strawberries
- ½ cup Blueberries
- ½ cup Raspberries
- ½ cup Watermelon
- Cut the strawberries and watermelon into small pieces. Remove any watermelon seeds.
- Place the yogurt and water in a small bowl and stir to combine. This thins out the yogurt.
- Fill each mold compartment halfway up with the thinned yogurt.
- Add as many pieces of fruit that will fit into the mold
- Fill up the remaining space with yogurt.
- Continue this process for each type of fruit. You can combine berries for a mixed berry flavor.
- Freeze for approximately 1 hour or until frozen solid.
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