Easy to Make Frozen Dog Treats (Copycat Frosty Paws)

If your dog is anything like our Sherman, then he or she loves treats.  Sherman enjoys a Frosty Paw almost every evening.  (Yes, he is spoiled rotten!  And we love spoiling him!)

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 Frosty Paws can’t be purchased where she buys groceries?  Make her own!

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I hoped that Sherman would like my version of a Frosty Paw and he did!  Now I don’t have to worry about buying Frosty Paws for Sherman, I can make them myself.

How to Make Frozen Dog Treats (Copycat Frosty Paws)

Ingredients

3 Ingredients are needed to make your own Frosty Paws.

  • 32 Ounces of Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter

 

Ingredients to Make Copycat Frosty Paws Frozen Dog Treats

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.

Procedure

Mix the Ingredients

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.

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Freeze

After about three hours in the freezer, the treats were frozen and ready to enjoy.

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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 frozen treat to help him to cool off.

Can you tell that he liked it?

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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.

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Later in the evening when Mr. SP had his evening ice cream, Sherman had his frozen treat.

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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.

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Down he goes!

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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.

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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.

 Print the Recipe

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Easy to Make Frozen Dog Treats (Copycat Frosty Paws)
 
Make your own frozen dog treats for your pooch that are healthy and tasty.
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Ingredients
  • 32 oz Plain Non-Fat Yogurt (or Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 3 T Peanut Butter
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until the banana is evenly mixed throughout.
  2. Pour mixture into small cups, a muffin tin, or an ice cube tray. (Spray with nonstick spray for easy removal.
  3. Freeze for at least 3 hours.

 

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Comments

  1. 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!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      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.

  2. 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!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      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.

  3. 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.

    • Sweet Pea says:

      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.

  4. What a lucky pup! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  5. Great recipe you share for loving one, I must try it for him, thanks for sharing!

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