Thursday, June 17, 2021

Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats

Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats are a healthy snack for your pup to enjoy. Make a batch of my these 2-ingredient fresh fruit dog treats today. 

I love knowing that I can make my own dog treats that are homemade with fresh, healthy ingredients I choose myself.

And, this recipe contains only three simple ingredients. On a hot summer's day, your dog will love their own frozen dog snack made with real blueberries.

If you are looking for biscuit treats this peanut butter version is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats  on a board with blueberries

Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats

Your dog will love this refreshing, healthy frozen treat. And, you'll love them because they are so easy to make with ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

As the temperatures get hotter during the summer, it's nice to be able to help your dog cool down.

While a kiddie pool full of water is a wonderful treat, they'll definitely appreciate you when you give them these homemade frozen treats.

Making your own dog treats is really quite simple. I hope that you'll try this recipe for yourself and see. All you need are a few healthy, natural ingredients.

Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats ingredients

Tools / equipment for this recipe

Ingredients and substitutions

I used fresh blueberries in these frozen blueberry dog treats. But, if you don't have fresh berries, you can also use freeze-dried or even frozen blueberries.

Just be sure that there is no added sugar in the variety that you buy.

This recipe also includes fresh thyme.

If you don't have fresh thyme, other options include oregano, rosemary, peppermint, and parsley. Or you can skip this ingredient.

adding coconut oil to molds

 

Frozen dog treat molds


I used this paw-shaped silicone mold because it is just too cute. But, you can use any type of silicone mold you have.

The shape really doesn't matter.

Or, if you prefer, you can mold these in a small paper Dixie cup instead. You will need to peel the cup off the treat once they are frozen.

Another option for a frozen dog treats mold when you make these frozen blueberry dog treats is a simple ice cube tray.

The dog treats pop right out when they're ready.

Keep in mind that a smaller dog will appreciate a smaller treat. But, if you have a large dog, it's perfectly fine to give them a larger frozen snack.

How many should I give my pup?

These are intended to be a snack. While the ingredients are healthy and good for your dog, they really should not have more than one a day.

The bulk of your dog's diet needs to be their kibble which contains all of the dietary requirements they need.

Blueberry Dog Treats with thyme on top

How to make frozen dog treats

This recipe couldn't be easier to make. It takes just a few minutes to make them and put them in the freezer.
  • Melt the coconut oil and use the syringe to pour it into the bottom of the mold.
  • Freeze for about 20 minutes.
  • Puree the blueberries in the blender. 
  • Fill the rest of the mold with the blueberry mixture.
  • Then, sprinkle minced thyme on the top and refreeze.
They will need to freeze for about an hour and forty minutes depending on the size of the  mold.

Storing frozen dog treats

Rather than keeping the treats in the mold until you give them to your dog, it's better to store them in a freezer bag.

All you need to do is to unmold them and place them into the freezer bag. They will stay good for up to three months this way. Just remove one when you want it.

Tips for making Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats

  • You can use other herbs if you like. Just be sure they are a safe option for your dog.
  • You can use other fruits as well, but again, be sure they’re safe for your dog to consume.
  • You can mix the blended blueberries and the melted coconut oil together and then pour it into the mold if you don’t want to go through the first step of freezing the coconut oil layer.
  • You just won’t have the two separate layers there.
  • These have to be kept in the freezer or they’ll melt.
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Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats close up



Yield: 10-12 treats
Author: Donna Elick
Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats

Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats are a healthy snack for your pup to enjoy. Make a batch of my these 3-ingredient fresh fruit dog treats today.
Prep time: 3 MinInactive time: 1 Hour Total time: 1 Hour 3 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the silicone mold on a small plate or flat object that can be placed in the freezer. 
  2. Place the coconut oil in a small dish and place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until thoroughly melted. 
  3. Using the syringe or a pourable cup, pour about a teaspoon of oil in each paw print crevice.
    Place them in the freezer while you prep the next layer.
  4. Meanwhile; place the blueberries in a blender, and blend until smooth. 
  5. Remove the paw prints from the freezer and fill them the rest of the way with the blueberry mixture. 
  6. Sprinkle a bit of the minced thyme on top of each treat, or you can skip this if you prefer.
  7. Place them back in the freezer for another 1 hour, or until frozen solid.
  8. Store in a sealed baggie or container for up to 2 months.


Blueberry Dog Treats in a pile

Originally published June 2021

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