Homemade Frozen Treats For Your Dogs

Summer is here and the temperatures are already touching 30 degrees in Bangalore. We cool off in the summer with plenty of ice creams and juices. But what about our furry friends? They too would love a summer treat to beat the heat, wouldn’t they? So here are 3 very simple and easy-to-make frozen treats for your dogs this summer!

Before you start making the treats, do keep the following in mind

  • Make sure your dog likes the ingredients and is not allergic to any of them
  • Always ensure that clean and fresh water is available for the dogs to drink. These treats are not a substitute for drinking water
  • Share the treats in moderate quantities, depending on your dog’s size and appetite. Remember, anything overdone can cause problems

Yogurt And Fruit Frozen Treats

This one is easy-peasy!

  • Take a 300ml bowl or glass
  • Fill it with 80% yogurt or curd, add water, and give it a good mix
  • Take an ice tray and fill each mould with the yogurt
  • Add small pieces of chopped fruits like strawberry, blueberry, or mango
  • Top off with more yogurt so it is fully covered
  • Freeze for around 5 hours

That’s it! Just pop out a treat whenever you need it.

It is advisable to dilute the yogurt or curd a little with water if it is too thick, to avoid any tummy upsets for your dogs.

Peanut Butter And Banana Frozen Treats

  • Take about 100 grams of yogurt or curd
  • Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • Add one mashed banana
  • Mix all of these in a blender into a smooth paste or mash them together by hand for a more coarse texture
  • Pour these into ice cube moulds
  • Add a piece of banana on top
  • Freeze for around 5 hours

You can store these in an airtight, freezer-safe container for a few days and use them as & when you need them.

IMPORTANT: When buying peanut butter, make sure it is safe for consumption by dogs and does not contain Xylitol. It is highly toxic to dogs and can prove fatal when consumed even in small quantities.

Chicken And Veggies Frozen Treats

This one is a double recipe for a meal as well as a treat! I just experimented one day with some leftover stuff from Smokey’s meal and he just loved it.

  • Take the normal about of cleaned chicken that you would feed your dog
  • Add cleaned and chopped veggies like carrots, beans, and sweet potato to it
  • Add water, a pinch of turmeric, and salt, and cook it well for around 30 minutes on a medium flame
  • Remove some of the broth and let it cool to room temperature
  • Fill ice cube trays with this and add some pieces of chicken & veggies as well
  • Freeze for 5 hours and share with your dog as needed
  • The rest of the chicken and veggies can be used as a meal for the day. Just mix it with cooked rice and serve!

Because of the chicken and the grease, the ice mould tend to change color and may retain a slight smell. So I would recommend that you use a seperate mould for only these treats and not use the same for regular ice.


Smokey LOVES raw carrots. So apart from the above treats, I also cut carrots into pieces and put them in small bags in the fridge. Every time we step out for a walk, I just grab one. Smokey’s friends usually come sniffing my pockets for treats and many love these frozen carrots too. Ideal for a summer day!

Do try these recipes and share them with your friends who are pet parents. Would love to hear from you how the dogs liked the treats!


This blog post is part of the blog challenge Blogaberry Dazzle hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with Mads’ Cookhouse.

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  1. The ice cubes of broth with veggies and chicken is a great idea. I am going to try that next month. I do make yoghurt, banana and peanut butter ice cream for her. We get these fancy paw and bone-shaped silicone moulds. They are absolutely adorable. You should try them.

    1. Where did you get them from….I would like to buy them

  2. I dodn’t even know that dogs could eat strawberries and bananas. You have given pet lovers a treat.

  3. What a yummy treat for pets. I don’t know dog can eat strawberry, carrot and banana. Even I surprised that they can eat frozen food too.

    1. Yes…there are a whole lot of veggies and fruits that they can consume safely. Infact it is recommended that we include some in their daily diet too as it takes care of fiber needs

  4. Your post will be a perfect read for my mother in law as she is having a pet and she is very dedicated towards her care and wellbeing. I am going to share the same with her and I found the homemade options you gave are really good and useful for the fury family members. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hope ur MIL’s dog loves them!

  5. oops! I’m not a dog person, but I’m sure smokey absolutely loves his treats!! 🙂

  6. You are such a big animal person Vasu! So much kindness and such a big heart. Your mind is always roaming about pets. Sharing this post with other furry moms.

    1. Thank you! 🙏

  7. Kaveri Chhetri says:

    Homemade frozen treats… bow…wowww! Smokey is so lucky.
    All these are your recipes Vasu? so interesting! n I never knew dogs coyld be fed curd and peanut butter😀
    And that frozen carrots is a very good idea… I used to give that to AnN when they were teething.

    1. The curd and fruit one and the chicken broth one are my experiments. Remember I was asking you to get me ice mould?
      Curd is good in moderation, even on a daily basis. Peanut butter one must be careful to make sure they are ok for pets….cant use the ones we consume

  8. Truly a loving and caring pet mom, the suggestion are really lovely for those who have pet dogs mine is a bird however will keep this in mind for my friends.

  9. Such informative post! Loved that you have posted recipe for our fur babies as taking care of them during Summers is so important as we fall sick get dehydrated so do they. Will keep the tips in mind.

  10. The treats sure look yum. Am sure the 4 legged pets will surely relish it.

  11. Amazing how even on pet food, you are given a choice to do homemade ones if you opt for a healthier version. There’s nothing that beats food that you cooked yourself and ingredients you’ve prepared.

  12. Anasua Basu says:

    I agree with what you said, our furry friends too need treats like us in this summer time. The dilution for the curd and yogurt you told is true, i have heard this also from a shop when a couple came and did this mistake by not diluting it.

  13. Those sound like quite yummy treats. I am sure Smokey enjoys them a lot. Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Yes he enjoy these treats.

  14. The homemade treats are so much better than the store-bought ones. Smokey is surely blessed to have you as a pet parent. I will share your past with my friends who are pet parents. I am sure they would love to try out your recipes.

    1. Pls do share. They are quite easy to make

  15. First off, your dog is super cute!
    As a dog mom to 5 (yes 5!) dogs I found this post super bookmark-able and useful for me
    Now I have to try these out for my doggos cos I love finding new snacks for them

    1. Smokey says Thank You! Woff woff.
      Hope your dogs like the treats….would love to hear back

  16. I never knew dogs could be fed peanut butter a curd too. Lucky smokey to get this treat. I am going to share this post with other furry moms.

    1. Curd is very good and can be given a bit diluted even on a daily basis. Infact some dogs love curd rice! Peanut butter should be checked for being pet friendly before giving to the dog….can’t use the regular one we eat.

  17. A very close friend has a dog who is a foodie! Sending these recipes to her 😀

    1. Pls do. Would love to know if the doggie liked it

  18. We have two kiddos in our home. One is Golden Retriever and another one is German Shepherd and they both love vanilla icecreams. Mom sometimes give them home made curd rice to get away the summer heat. I will pass on your suggestions to my parents. Thanks for such good article.

  19. I don’t have any pets and have no idea about what they can or cannot have. However, many of my friends have dogs. I’ll share these recipes with them.

  20. Wow, these are some yummy treats for our furry friends. My aunt has a Labrador and she keeps saying how the heat in Mumbai has become unbearable. I am definitely sharing these recipes for Snowey. She will be loving it.

  21. Wow this is a unique idea. They need treats too. Love the idea. I recently saw an episode in the shark tank, about treats for dogs, damn they are quite expensive. and this homemade is best I feel

  22. Dogs eating fruits .yogurt this was so new never knew such facts. Thanks for such an informative post.

  23. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    A lovely idea for a post!

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