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 frozen bone broth dog treats 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 bone broth ice cream treat and some experimental bone broth gummies. This past summer has been a scorcher. Perfect weather for indulging in cool yummy gummies and occasional frozen treats. Here’s our frozen bone broth dog treat recipe. Woofs!
Making Homemade Frozen Bone Broth Dog Treats
Plain bone broth straight up can be frozen for treats or simply to store for later use. I freeze bone broth all the time in simple cubes for later use, and the dog occasionally get one straight from the freezer too. Alternatively, the bone broth can be mixed or diluted with any dog-friendly liquid or puree to make special frozen dog treats. We’re making some extra special brothsicles!
The frozen bone broth dog treats in this post use an ice cream inspired combination of yogurt and lactose-free milk with the bone broth. Diluting makes these a slightly lighter popsicle than using just the thick yogurt and rich bone broth. Totally optional, of course. Ingredients for making pupsicles can easily be scaled to suit your moulds (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 Brothsicles Yogurt and Bone Broth Dog Treat Recipe
Homemade Frozen Yogurt and Bone Broth Dog Treats
- 1 cup unseasoned bone broth
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, kefir, or suitable alternative (see tips)
- 1/2 cup lactose-free trim 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 brothsicle combo. Or you can go for the bone broth, straight up or diluted.
- Flexible silicone moulds (affiliate link) or ice-cube trays work great for making frozen dog 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.
- Frozen dog 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 homemade dog treat ideas in our blog archives. You can use the category and tag labels to find other recipes that might be of interest or use our internal search tools to find something specific. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas from treats that we’ve made ourselves for our pets, but different animals have different preferences (likes/dislikes), just like people. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what’s suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.