Strawberry and Carob Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats

Homemade strawberry and carob frozen yogurt dog treats

Drool for cool, Valenpups! With the recent hot summer weather here, we’re sharing a homemade strawberry and carob frozen yogurt pupsicle dog treat for any other hot dogs sizzling through summer. Sorry to those of you currently freezing your fur off in the northern hemisphere, but your pupsicle season will be back again before you know it. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I’ve made carob and strawberry heart treats for my Dalintines. Here’s how our tasty strawberry and carob frozen yogurt dog treats were made.

Homemade Pupsicle Dog Treats

Drool for Cool

Our boys love frozen treats and other cool snacks, especially in the summertime. Of course, every dog is different. Just like people, some dogs don’t like cold treats. If your dog doesn’t enjoy frozen goodies, that’s cool too. There are plenty of other yummy options in our recipe collection. And as a note of caution for pupsicles (and other hard treats), vigorous chompers or dogs with dental issues may be better suited for softer treat options to avoid accidently damaging their teeth or triggering an existing sensitivity with the cold. 

Making Your Own Easy Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

Frozen dog treats, like these pupsicles, are some of the easiest treats to make. Nothing needs to bake, set, rise, or gel. The cold does all the work, making it very simple to customise your own recipe. Check out our introduction to making frozen dog treats for tips, ideas, and more.

Our Valentine Heart Pupsicles

Made in the same style as our star shaped frozen yogurt and fruit dog treats, you (or the kids) can make these easy pupsicle treats in just a few minutes, plus freezing time. Yummy strawberry? Chocolate-like dog-friendly carob? Choices choices!  Why not both? And on the subject of extra treats, if things look a little different here in the post than in your bookmark or pin, the photos were refreshed when we moved to the new website. The recipe is still the same. Zero complaints from the blog dogs, of course, about repeat treats for photos. Haha!

Heart shaped Valentine's Day strawberry and carob frozen yogurt dog treats

Strawberry and Carob Frozen Yogurt Dog Treat Recipe

The simple ingredients below can be easily scaled to suit your treat mould (see tips and tricks below). This isn’t a true recipe, you can decide how much strawberry and/or carob you’d like to blend into the yogurt base to suit your personal preferences and your pup’s palette. Frozen treats are so easy! For the treats pictured here, instead of making a strawberry yogurt and a carob yogurt, I split a full batch of stawberry yogurt and mixed carob into half before spooing it into my mould. Carob frozen yogurt is also pretty doggone great on it’s own, but I had extra strawberries to use up when I was making these treats. And both of our boys really love berries. Win win, spotty grin!

How to Make Strawberry and/or Carob Pupsicles

Treat Ingredients:

  • Strawberries (fresh or thawed from frozen), mashed or pureed
  • Carob powder
  • Plain yogurt, kefir, or similar dog-friendly subsititute (see tips and tricks below)
Making strawberry and/or carob frozen yogurt pupsicle dog treats

Making the Treats:

If you’d like to keep the flavours completely separate, prepare yogurt mixtures in individual bowls or containers. If you’re including strawberries in the carob pupsicles like we did here, you can start with strawberry, fill part of your mould, and then mix in the carob with your remaining strawberry yogurt mixture. 

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix to thoroughly combine.
  • Pour or spoon into a silicone 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.
Heart shaped Valentine's Day strawberry and carob frozen yogurt dog treats

Pupsicle Dog Treat Making Tips and Tricks

  • Flexible silicone moulds (affiliate link) or ice-cube trays work great for making shaped treats. Not sure about volumes? If you want to check your mould’s capacity, you can do a test pour with a measuring cup of water to check the volume required. Quick and easy!
  • See our comprehensive post on making and storing frozen dog treats for additional information, if needed.
  • Frozen treats melt quickly, especially in warm temperatures. Things can also get messy while your pup is licking merrily, especially for slow eaters. You might like to serve pupsicles from a bowl and/or enjoy them outdoors. This is also handy if you want to soften the pupsicles up a little before serving instead of giving your dog a fully firm pupsicle treat straight from the freezer.

Recipe and Ingredient Tips and Tricks

  • Check the labels carefully to avoid any unwanted ingredients, like artificial sweeteners, when you’re shopping for things like yogurt for sharing with your dogs. Xylitol (also identified as sweetener E967) is particularly dangerous for dogs.
  • Not keen on dairy? Have a lactose sensitive pup? You could leave the yogurt out and freeze a plain strawberry puree instead, or swap it for another ingredient that better suits your dog. Coconut milk, other pureed dog-friendly fruits or veggies, unseasoned stock, bone broth, or anything pet-safe (including plain water), can be used to create your own custom pupsicle combo. 
Dalmatian dog eating a strawberry frozen yogurt heart shaped treat

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.

Homemade strawberry and carob frozen yogurt dog treat recipe
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