DIY Frozen Luau Dog Treats

July 6, 2012

in Chuy Chihuahua,DIY,DIY Pet Treats,Eat

It’s HOT this Summer! We barely get Chuy outdoors lately because the heat has been so extreme. BUT, that hasn’t stopped me from thinking of FREE and creative ways to keep him cool.

I came up with this DIY Frozen Dog Treat that you can make for your next Luau party or BBQ….or just because it’s freakin’ hot outside and your doggies want to cool off!

This is so ridiculously simple and the best part is that they’re FREE if you have some basic ingredients laying around your kitchen. I did pick up the tiki man ice cube trays for a $1 each in the dollar section of my Target. I found some online at Amazon if you can’t find any near you.

I can tell you that these are Chuy Chihuahua approved! Chuy is currently stalking my freezer. No, seriously. He didn’t leave my side the entire time I was making these. Now, every single time I open the freezer, he comes running from his sleep to see if he is getting another Tiki Man! Yea, Chuy is a lunatic!

Chuy Waiting

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 – 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 16 – 32 ounces all natural non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana

Tools You Need

  • Spoon
  • Blender (this helps the cubes freeze without lumps)
  • Ice cube tray (I used these fun tiki man trays I got for $1 at Target)

DIY Frozen Luau Dog Treats Ingredients

Directions

  • Mix the banana, peanut butter, and yogurt together in the blender.
  • Blend the ingredient’s together until they are pureed. This will ensure that your cubes come out smooth and without big chunks of bananas. Presentation. Presentation.
  • Pour the mixture into your ice cube trays. I didn’t have any baggies left, so I used a cake decorating tip as a funnel to make sure I got the mixture into the trays without spillage.
  • Freeze for about 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Pop them out and serve 1-2 cubes to your Irresistible Pets!

DIY Frozen Luau Dog Treats How To

Here’s the finished product! Aren’t they “irresistible”?!?

Notes:

  • Always ensure your pet is not allergic before introducing new food into their diet. If unsure, call your vet.
  • I used about 16 ounces of yogurt in this batch and made 40“tikimen” ice cubes. Use your own judgment for the amount of yogurt and peanut butter based on your dog’s size, diet, what they can tolerate, etc.
  • I only serve about 1-2 of these to Chuy per day. If I just give them to him, he’ll run off with them and try to eat them in one piece. So, you can mash them up, hold the cubes, or do what ever is comfortable for you and your pet.

Clearly, Chuy enjoyed them! Let me know if you decide to try these with your Irresistible Pets!

Chuy Eating

Enjoy!

 

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Nikki July 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

Chuy is adorable! I love the trays you used, I think I will make some of these for Punkin & Jasper this weekend. I’m stopping by from SITS! I hope you & Chuy have a great weekend.
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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets July 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Hi Nikki,
Thanks! I’d love to see a pic if you make some for Punkin & Jasper! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekened as well!
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Emily Lynne // The Best of this Life July 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Awww, your dog is so sweet! We have a family pup too and this diy treat sounds awesome!! What a fun blog you have here :) p.s thanks for coming by xo
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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets July 8, 2012 at 11:24 am

Thanks Emily Lynne! I hope you are able to try them out!
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Melanie @Metropolitan Money Pit July 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

What a great idea! I bought those ice trays a few weeks ago from target. Now I have a good use for them!
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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets July 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

Awesome! I LOVE the dollar section in Target!
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Rita Spratlen July 7, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Thanks so much for the simple but yummy and fancy treats!!! These I am going to try!!!

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets July 8, 2012 at 11:24 am

Thanks Rita!
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Zoe April 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

What a brilliant idea!! My chi Coco and jack russell Paddy loved chasing around and eating ice cubes last summer so I’ll definitely be making some of these when the summer finally arrives!! ;) Thanks for the tip!! Zoe ;)

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets May 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Thanks! Chuy LOVES those frozen yogurt bites. They are so easy to make too!

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