Easy to Make Frozen Dog Treats (Copycat Frosty Paws)
If your dog is anything like our Sherman, then he or she loves treats. Since Sherman enjoys a Frosty Paw almost every evening, I came up with a Copycat Frosty Paws recipe that he loves..
I don’t mind buying Frosty Paws for Sherman, the problem is that our local Kroger, where I almost always purchase my groceries, has stopped carrying them.
What’s a dog Mama to do when frozen dog treats can’t be purchased where she buys groceries? She makes homemade Frosty Paws!
I hoped that Sherman would like my Frosty Paw recipe and he did! Now I don’t have to worry about buying Frosty Paws for Sherman, I make my own DIY Frosty Paws.
How to Make Frozen Dog Treats (Copycat Frosty Paws)
Frosty Paws Ingredients
3 Ingredients are needed to make homemade Frosty Paws.
- 32 Ounces of Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
This dog ice cream recipe definitely isn’t like a human ice cream recipe!
Your dog might like additional ingredients added to the mixture such as sweet potato puree or honey. Sherman enjoyed his treat made with just yogurt, peanut butter and a Banana.
Mix the Ingredients
To make this recipe for Frosty Paws, put yogurt, peanut butter, and banana in the bowl of a stand mixer. Blend until the mixture is smooth and the banana is evenly dispersed through the mixture.
Place Mixture in Containers.
I found five Frosty Paw containers in our family room (don’t judge), washed them out, and spooned the mixture into each cup. I had some mixture left over and added it to two small containers that we use for leftovers.
You could also use an ice cube tray, mini muffin tin, or small paper cups as treat containers.
After about three hours in the freezer, the frozen dog treats were ready to enjoy.
I didn’t take a picture of this step, but I did wrap each treat in plastic wrap after they were frozen.
Enjoy the Frozen Treats
We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Virginia and it is very hot. After Sherman’s evening walk, I thought he might enjoy a DIY Frosty Paw to help him to cool off.
Can you tell that he liked it?
Sherman only ate a little of his treat after his walk, so I popped it back into the freezer so that he could enjoy more of it later.
Later in the evening when Mr. SP had his evening ice cream, Sherman had his frozen treat, made with love using this easy dog ice cream recipe.
I love to watch him eat his treat. He always starts to eat his frozen treat standing up and then he lays down to finish.
Down he goes!
Sherman loves treats and this particular plastic container size of treat was too much for one sitting. The leftovers went back in the freezer to be enjoyed another time.
Cost to Make
Frosty Paws come four to a box and cost $4.19 at Kroger. Walmart also carries them for $3.68 a boxand Walmart has Peanut Butter Frosty Paws that Sherman loves.
I roughly calculated the cost to make eight traditional Frosty Paws sized treats and came up with $.30 each. If I’m willing to take the time to make rather than buy them, the cost savings is substantial.
I’m so glad that I came up with this recipe for Frosty Paws that Sherman loves so much.
Please pin this post so that you can refer back to it when you make your own dog frozen treats.
You can feel good about making this for your pooch since this Frosty Paws copycat recipe contains healthy ingredients.
More Posts about Sherman
- Sherman when we first adopted him (Cuteness overload!)
- Sherman at 6 months old
- Sherman Visits the Lynchburg Dog Park
- Sherman’s First Halloween
- What Breed is Sherman?
- Sherman’s DNA Results
- Sherman’s January Trip to the OBX
- Sherman’s Summer
- Sherman Goes Trick-or-Treating
- 2016 Sherman Update
- A Summer Weekend at the Lake with Sherman
- Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days with Sherman
- Sherman Travels to Vermont
- More of Sherman in Vermont
Your Sherman is such a cutie!
You’re a good dog mom. I’d never even heard of Frosty Paws! My doggies are so old and sedentary now that I can’t give them many treats. But if they go on to doggie heaven and we get a new doggie, I’d love to make some your treats for these hot days!
My grocery bill would be somewhat lower had I never heard of Frosty Paws! A box is a little over $4 and I buy one every week. Our Sherman is spoiled to death and gets way to many treats. A Frosty Paw a night is just the tip of the iceberg for Sherman’s daily treats.
I always love when your post includes Sherman! He’s such a good boy he deserves all that attention!! I share my fruit smoothie with my two labs most afternoons in the summer…now I’ll make them their own! Thank you for making the recipe printable…I’ll put it on the refrigerator as a reminder!!
Have a great weekend!
Thank you for your kind words about my sweet Sherman. He’s by my side all day, so it’s only fair that he gets some coverage on the blog every now and then. If I were to drink a fruit smoothie, I’ll bet he would be like your labs and want a taste.
Wonderful recipe and idea. I always gave my old dog ice cubes which she liked but they didn’t have that taste factor with PB etc, that yours have. I’m keeping these for the next dog. The last one was part American Eskimo mini with many of that breeds features so her fur made her quite hot in the summer, especially when she was older and shed less of it.
Awww! Your American Eskimo mini sounds like she was adorable. My Sherman loves this copycat recipe. Now I will have to make sure to put yogurt and a banana on my weekly list for making these for him.
What a lucky pup! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!
Great recipe you share for loving one, I must try it for him, thanks for sharing!
When my 7 month old Golden tried his first Frosty Paw he was hooked!! He’d wait at the freezer each night or when he was hot! ? So cute!!
When my grocery store kept running out, my friend gave me this recipe. I made them for years and put them in used FP cups or silicone cupcake cups.
I didn’t cover them. Once frozen I’d stack to save space 🙂
Thanks for sharing this! Your boy is adorable!!
Thank you, Jamie! Sherman loves Frosty Paws!
I found this site whilst looking for copy cat (copy dog?) frosty paws and knew I had to bookmark it and come back after half a sentence…I found five frosty paws cups in the family room (don’t judge)…a real person! Someone just a little less than perfect, like the rest of us. Look forward to being a regular visitor here.
Hi, Mina! Definitely a real person here. There are bones and dog toys scattered all over my house. I do clean up for blog photos, but as soon as they are taken, my house goes back to real living. I’ve so glad that you are following along with me and that you took the time to comment.
My Tripper is going to love these!! Especially come summer when we are all trying to beat the heat!
I need to make a batch for my Sherman!
Just made a batch (15 Dixie cups) for our Nikki. We purchased a home in Mexico and Nikki and her feline sister Tabitha settled here with us. I can’t find Frosty Paws or Frosty Claws here. Hoping they like the frozen treats in a few hours!
I hope Nikki and Tabita liked their treats!
Passed along to my DIL’s for their dogs. Stay cool! Happy 4th!