Summertime dog treats are awesome! It makes spending time in the kitchen worth it once you see those fuzzy muzzles slurping up a cool treat.
It’s hot here in Ohio and in a good portion of the U.S. right now. And my poor husky spends a lot of time parked in front of her fan cooling off. If your pup needs a refreshing cooling treat, this Frozen Strawberry dog treat recipe is one she’ll love. This one was so good, my kids ate a few, too and I had to make a third (and fourth) batch.
Ingredients and Supplies:
- Fresh Strawberries
- Peanut Butter (optional, and make sure yours does NOT contain Xylitol or other artificial sweeteners which are bad and/or toxic to you dog)
- ¼ Cup Water
- Ice Cube Trays
Since this one is super simple, the ingredients aren’t very precise. In fact, you could probably wing it and toss it all in the blender and it would come out fine, which is great if you’re juggling kids going back to school and a busy schedule. This is a great recipe if you have little ones who are learning to cook and want to help out in the kitchen, as well. I even made a batch with the strawberry tops intact for added nutrition, and my dog (and my kids) never noticed.
Step 1: Cut off Strawberry tops.
We have this neat little tool that pinches the strawberry tops if you have little ones helping and don’t want them using knives yet.
Step 2: Add strawberries and water to the blender.
Step 3: Blend together until smooth.
Step 4: Pour into ice cube trays.
Step 5: Add a dollop of peanut putter to the tops (optional, if your dog has an allergy or doesn’t like peanut butter).
Step 6: Freeze and serve.