I opened Pinterest up last night to waste time of course, and this post showed up no fewer than 25 times on my homepage alone. Instead of making you open Pinterest and losing two hours of your life you will never get back…just bookmark this page and there, I’ve basically purchased you two hours credit to your life and gave your best doggie friend a super yummy reward. You can thank me later.
My dogs go batshit crazy over Frosty Paws. Here is a way to make the portion size a little smaller if you have say a hefty dog like our Bosley, it’s flexible and fun. I love the drop-in ideas of biscuits and baby food or processed veggies for variety. I’m sure my dog Walter is judging me for giving him the same flavor time after time. Enjoy!
Homemade Frosty Paws
- 32 oz plain yogurt
- 1 mashed ripe banana
- 2 T peanut butter
- 2 T honey
Mix all of the ingredients with a blender or mixer and freeze in ice cube trays. Small paper cups and disposable egg cartons also make good molds. When frozen, microwave for a few seconds, unmold, and place the treats in a plastic bag and store in the freezer. (Note: if using Styrofoam egg cartons or cups, rest the containers briefly in a partially filled pan of warm water to loosen contents. Unless the Styrofoam is labeled as microwave safe, it could melt.) If you want to be fancy, bone and paw shaped molds are available.
This is where the fun part begins! Using only the yogurt as a base, there are any number of ways to vary the original recipe. You’re only limited by your imagination. Because these treats are frozen, their consistency is less important than when experimenting with baked goods.
Use fruit and flavored yogurt instead of plain. Vanilla, blueberry, and strawberry/banana are all good options.
Mix the yogurt with a packet of low sodium powdered chicken bouillon (Herb Ox has sodium free chicken granules) and a cup of low sodium chicken broth.
One large jar of baby food is approximately equal to one banana. So instead of the banana, use the baby food of your choice. Dogs LOVE meat flavored baby food. Unfortunately, this only seems to come in small jars. Use three or four jars of the meat of your choice in place of the banana, peanut butter and honey.
You get the idea … you truly ARE only limited by your imagination.
The above was cut and paste edited from this website: http://brettwinn.hubpages.com/hub/Homemade-Frozen-Dog-Treats