Spoiling your dog is half the fun of having your furry family member. I love giving our dog, Fynn different treats and fun snacks. Living in Florida, the summers are long, hot, and humid. Fynn can get pretty hot even just laying in the yard — especially with his black coat.
When I found Frosty Paws at Target, I loved the idea but not the price tag. A pack of four is $3.99 (almost a dollar each). While not crazy expensive, it’s something I would only want to buy as a special treat.
Unfortunately, the price is not the only downside of Frosty Paws. Since Frosty Paws are frozen, it offers a great opportunity for fresh ingredients but instead whey and soy flour top the ingredient list. While there’s no sweeteners or artificial coloring, there’s nothing to celebrate in the Frosty Paws recipe either.
While delicious and devoured by Fynn, I knew I could make a similar version Fynn would love for a quarter of the price.
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What to make your Homemade Frosty Paws in:
- Small paper cups: Put the paper cups on a baking tray and fill. To store, after frozen, peel the sides off and you have little treat. Put the treats in a container or Ziploc bag and pop back in the freezer.
- Ice cube Tray: Use a typical ice cube tray then pop out when you want to give a treat to your dog. If you have a lid for the ice cube tray, you can store the treats directly in your tray in the freezer.
- Mini muffin pan: Just like the ice cube tray, these are the perfect size for your dupe frosty paws. You may need to pop the treats out with a knife. Take the treats out of the pan and put in a Ziploc or plastic container and store in the freezer.
- Silicone Mold: A great option due to the flexibility. After frozen, you can fold the mold back to get out your treat. To store, put the treats in container and back in the freezer. If you want to be boujee or get picture perfect treats, these bone and pawprint molds are a fun option for your pups treats.
- Cupcake Liners: A low cost option and easy to find. If you don’t have plans to make this recipe, then cupcake liners are the most likely item you have laying around available to you. Put them on a baking tray like with the paper cups above. If using paper liners, it’s best to stack 2 or 3 together to give them more support (or you may end up with a flood of batter to clean up like me).
Tips and tricks when making your dupe Frosty Paws
- When making my Frosty Paws, I used fairly cheap mini muffin papers so they did not hold well. My first few overflowed. Make sure not to over fill your cups. If your cups are still not holding firm, use 2 or 3 cups together
- If you have extra batter, fill some KONGs or other treat dispensers
- Let your pup lick the bowl. Not actually a tip, just something to make your dog extra happy
Ingredients for your Homemade Frosty Paws
- 1 Banana: low calorie and high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. Because of the high sugar, bananas should only be used for treats
- 2 cups Plain yogurt: no added sugar. Greek yogurt is a great option because there’s less lactose
- 2 tsp Honey: small amounts are alright for dogs. And bonus points, if local, it can help with allergies. (optional)
- 1/4 cup Peanut Butter: Filled with healthy fats and protein a great treat NO XYLITOL
How to store your copycat Frosty Paws
These frozen treats can last for months in the freezer. Keep them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
How to make your copycat Frosty Paws
- Blend your bananas and yogurt. Once blended, add your peanut butter and honey and blend again until smooth. By adding second, the sticky peanut butter and honey will blend better.
- Pour the mixture into your molds, cups or tray.
- Put your treats in the freezer until hardened. Generally 6 hours but may need to freeze over night.
- Feed to your pup and watch them enjoy.
- Store in an air tight container or zip lock bag in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.