Frozen Applesauce Dog Treat Recipe

It’s been said before, so we’ll say it again: An apple a day keeps the heat at bay! Here’s a frozen treat that uses applesauce to keep your dog cool during the long summer months.


You’re probably sweating as you read this. There’s only one time of year when we all seriously and sensuously fall for frozen treats. Of course we’re talking about the summer. Specifically, the sweatiest and most oppressive months of summer when the mere concept of cooling down with a frozen treat feels like heaven. The thing is that while we all are more than happy to fill our own mouths with tasty frozen goodness during those sweltering months, we often forget that our dogs enjoy these sort of thing just as much! There’s no need to leave your dog out of the distinct summertime joy of cooling down with a tasty treat.


In the middle of this heat wave, our dogs are begging to cool down. So, there’s never a better time to toss your pooch a cold one – and by that, I mean one of these Frozen Applesauce Dog Treats. It’s a simple recipe that I came up with to help my pooch cool down with a little something tasty. My dog absolutely loves these little frozen numbers. I’m a big fan as well because even though my pup prefers these to store bought treats during the summer months, they are actually quite easy and affordable for me to make. There are just four ingredients to this recipe and takes no time at all to whip them up in the blender. The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze and enjoy!


So, if you’ve noticed your dog has been panting a little more in the summer heat, help the lil’ pup cool down with one of these delicious Frozen Applesauce Dog Treats. You’ll find that your pooch will absolutely adore snacking on these following a long, satisfying, and sweaty summer walk. So, give them a shot. You’ll be surprised by how easy they are to make and how much your dog will adore them. .


Frozen Applesauce Dog Treat Recipe

Note: This recipe makes 40 small treats per batch.


Ingredients:


1 cup of unsweetened applesauce


1/2 cup of plain yogurt


2 tablespoons of Brewer’s yeast


½ teaspoon cinnamon


Directions:


  1. Add the yogurt, applesauce, Brewer’s yeast and cinnamon to a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until all ingredients are combined completely. You’ll want this to be as smooth of a mixture as possible for easy pouring.
  2. Next, pour the blender’s contents into ice cube trays or silicone molds. Make sure to wipe off any excess to avoid a messy final product.
  3. Place the ice trays in freezer and leave them there to solidify overnight.
  4. Pop the treats out of tray and into your dog’s mouth. Watch them enjoy it!


So that’s it. Pretty simple, huh? Please let us know what your dog thought of these treats and if you have any suggestions to improve the recipe in the comments below. While my pooch absolutely adores these treats, perhaps your pup prefers them a little differently. If so, please tell us so that other owners can benefit from your frozen dog treat expertise!

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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