Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats are a healthy snack for your pup to enjoy. Plus, silicone molds allow you to create the cutest paw print shapes! Make a batch of these 2 ingredient frozen dog treats with fresh fruit today!
Blueberry Dog Treats
On a hot summer’s day, your dog will love their own frozen dog snack made with real blueberries.
And, you’ll love how easy it is to make blueberry treats for dogs with ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
While a kiddie pool full of water is wonderful as the temperature gets hotter, your dog will definitely appreciate munching on these homemade blueberry dog treats as well.
If you are looking for biscuit treats, this peanut butter version is also easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Berries – 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.
- Coconut Oil – Any variety works just fine for this recipe, as long as it is solid when cool. Don’t use fractionated coconut oil as it won’t solidify properly.
And during the warmer months, your coconut oil may already be liquid so you can skip the melting step!
- Herbs (optional) – 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.
How to Make Blueberry Treats for Dogs
This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. It takes just a few minutes to assemble 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.
Homemade blueberry dog treats will need to freeze for about an hour and forty minutes depending on the size of the mold.
Tips for Making 2 Ingredient Frozen Dog Treats
- Swap out ingredients. You can use other fruits and herbs if you’d like. Just be sure they are a safe option for your dog.
- Use a syringe. Sure, it’s one more thing to clean, but you’ll get much cleaner results this way.
It’s also the easiest way to ensure that each treat has the same amount of coconut oil.
- Make small batches. Frozen blueberry treats for dogs are best within 1 to 2 months, so only make large batches if you have several canines to feed!
- Simplify the steps. If you don’t want to go through the first step of freezing the coconut oil layer, simply mix the blended blueberries and the melted coconut oil together and pour the mixture into the mold.
Visually, you’ll just have uniform blueberry dog treats instead of two separate layers.
- Keep frozen. 2 ingredient frozen dog treats must be stored in the freezer at all times or they will melt. No need to thaw before feeding them to your pup either!
Homemade Blueberry Dog Treats FAQ
I used a 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 these 2 ingredient frozen 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 larger-sized blueberry dog treats.
These blueberry treats for dogs are intended to be a snack. While the ingredients are healthy and good for your pup, 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.
Rather than keeping the treats in the mold until you give them to your dog, it’s better to unmold them and store them in a freezer bag.
Blueberry dog treats will stay good for up to 3 months this way. Just remove one when you need it!
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats
- 3/4 cup 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced (optional)
- Place the silicone mold on a small plate or flat object that can be placed in the freezer.
- Place the coconut oil in a small dish and place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until thoroughly melted.
- 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.
- Meanwhile; place the blueberries in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Remove the paw prints from the freezer and fill them the rest of the way with the blueberry mixture.
- Sprinkle a bit of the minced thyme on top of each treat, or you can skip this if you prefer.
- Place them back in the freezer for another 1 hour, or until frozen solid.
- Store in a sealed baggie or container for up to 2 months.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published June 2021, updated and republished July 2023
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