Homemade frosty paws!
I know I'm really late on this thread, but I have some good recipes for "homemade frosty paws". The Frosty Paws they sell at the grocery store are really not good for dogs...they have some nasty ingredients in them and a lot of chemicals/other stuff not so great for dogs to eat. I personally stay away from them! Actually I did once buy them a very long time ago for a previous dog, (before I knew what the ingredients were) and she would not touch the stuff. I tried giving them to friends' dogs and NONE of the dogs would eat it!
You can make your own dog dessert like Frosty Paws at home for MUCH cheaper and they are actually healthy and good for your dogs! Most of the recipes use yogurt. I use plain organic yogurt so there is no salt or extra stuff added. You can use the recipes below or you can do what I do and make up your own. I usually mash up whatever fruit I have handy and mix it in with the yogurt, sometimes I add a little oatmeal or honey for texture/sweetness, then I freeze it in cups. The dogs LOVE these especially on hot days.
Here are some recipes. You can also use these as Kong fillings, just plug the small hole, put the mixture inside and freeze it upright.
BJ'S Peanutty Pupcicles
∑ 1 ripe banana
∑ 1/2 cup peanut butter
∑ 1/4 cup wheat germ
∑ 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Mash banana's and peanut butter, stir in wheat germ. Chill 1 hour. Place in container, store in refrigerator or freezer.
Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats
∑ 32 ounces vanilla yogurt
∑ 1 cup peanut butter
Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted. Mix the yogurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl. Pour mixture into cupcake papers and freeze.
Fruity Yogurt Treats
∑ 2 kiwi fruit -- mashed
∑ or jar baby food fruit
∑ 8 ounces strawberry yogurt -- or other
Mix together, freeze in ice cube tray. serve.
∑ 16 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
∑ 3/4 cup water
∑ 1 tablespoon sodium-free chicken bouillon granules
Dissolve bouillon in water. Combine water and yogurt in blender and blend thoroughly, Pour into small containers for freezing, cover and freeze.
∑ 2 chicken or beef boullion cubes (sodium free)
∑ 3 cups water
Dissolve boullion in water. Pour into small styrofoam cups or ice cube tray. Freeze. Serve frozen.
Frosty Paws #1
∑ one part instant oatmeal
∑ two parts water
∑ instant chicken or beef bouillon powder (sodium free)
∑ (optional) large glob of peanut butter
Mix and let sit for a few minutes until the oatmeal absorbs most of the liquid. It isn't even necessary to heat it. Spoon into small containers and freeze. Some other suggestions to add: yogurt, pureed liver, garlic, pureed vegetables.
Frosty Paws #2
∑ 1 banana
∑ 4 oz. plain or fruit yogurt
∑ 2 oz. water
Process in blender or food processor till smooth. Pour into old frosty paws cups, ramekins or something similar. *Freeze and Serve.This recipe fills about 3 FP cups.*
Homemade Frosty Paws #3
∑ 1 quart vanilla yogurt
∑ 1 medium banana
∑ 2 T peanut butter (I use natural style)
∑ 2 T honey
Puree the banana in a food processor (a blender would probably work fine). Add the peanut butter and honey
and continue processing until smooth. Add yogurt and process just long enough to blend all ingredients together. Place 18 small paper cups (bathroom size) in a baking pan (one 9x13 or two 8x8 work well). Fill paper cups to about 2/3's full. An ice cream scoop or a measuring cup makes the job easier. Freeze until solid. I
transfer the frozen treats to zip-lock bags for storing in the freezer.
Frozen Jerky Pops
∑ Bouillon (sodium free)
∑ Jerky Strips
Fill a muffin tin with cool water and add a pinch of bouillon. Place a Jerky Stick inside and freeze.
:1 fresh banana
2 tbs wheat germ
1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet's favorite flavor as well)
In a bowl, mash up banana. Then, add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to a muffin tin or cups. Freeze for 4 hours.
-1 Quart fruit juice
-1 banana, mashed
-1/2 cup yogurt
Mix ingredients together thoroughly, then freeze. This can be eaten by people too.