Mmmm…brothsicles! I think these homemade bone broth frozen yogurt dog treats might be our boys favourite new summer treat. Easy and doggone delicious! These brothsicles were created when a batch of homemade bone broth didn’t come out quite as gelled as usual. It was a sizzling summer day, so instead of just freezing it as plain cubes, I decided to make a broth ice cream treat as well as some experimental bone broth gummies. This past summer has been a scorcher. Perfect weather for indulging in cool yummy gummies and occasional frozen treats. Woofs!
Bone Brothsicles - Frozen Yogurt and Bone Broth Dog Treat Recipe
Plain bone broth straight up can be frozen for treats or simply to store for later use. I free broth all the time in simple cubes for later use, and the dog occasionally get one straight from the freezer too.
Alternatively, the broth can be mixed or diluted with any dog-friendly liquid. These ice cream inspired treats use a combination of yogurt and lactose-free milk as a slightly lighter popsicle than using just yogurt. I’ve since made it again using Kefir instead. Also doggone delish and arguably even healthier.
That’s an example of how easily the recipe can be adjusted or substituted. Ingredients can be easily scaled to suit (see tips and tricks below) and you can adjust the mixture measurements or ingredients in any way you’d like to suit your pet and personal preferences. The measurements below are indicative only for the treats as pictured. Frozen treats are so easy that way!
Bone Brothsicle Dog Treats
- 1 cup unseasoned bone broth
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt or suitable alternative (see tips)
- 1/2 cup lactose-free milk or suitable alternative (see tips)
🥄 Making the Treats:
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl or container (I use a small pouring jug) until thoroughly combined. If you are using a thick-style yogurt, you may find it helpful to start with the yogurt and incremental add the liquids for easier mixing.
- Pour or spoon into a silicon mould or suitable substitute.
- Freeze thoroughly before removing from the moulds. Transfer the completed treats to a suitable container and return to the freezer for frozen storage until use.
Bone Brothsicle Dog Treat Making Tips and Tricks
- See our comprehensive post on making and storing frozen dog treats for additional information on frozen and chilled homemade treats.
- Go natural or take care when shopping to avoid artificial sweeteners in ingredients like yogurt for your dogs. Xylitol (also identified as sweetener E967) is particularly dangerous for dogs.
- Not keen on dairy? Coconut milk, pureed dog-friendly fruit or veggies, or anything pet-safe, including simple water, can be used to create your own custom combo. Get creative! It’s fun!
- Flexible silicone moulds or ice-cube trays work great for making fun little shaped treats. If you want a precise measure of a specific mould’s capacity, you can do a test pour from a measuring cup of water to measure the volume required to fill your tray. Volumes are very easily scaled, and you can customise the type and amount of flavour add-ins to suit your pet.
- Store and serve straight from the freezer. Frozen treats will melt quickly, especially in warm temperatures and can be messy while your pup is licking merrily, so these are best enjoyed from a bowl or outside.
🦴 Hungry for more tasty treats? There are all sorts of different DIY dog treats here on the blog. Woofs! Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes or dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies or intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what’s suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet..