Tuesday, August 25, 2009

♥Serve up some homemade Frosty Paws for your favorite furry friend♥

Summer may be on the way out in a few weeks, but a cool, yummy and healthy treat is always IN! Just ask that bundle of unconditional love that follows you around all day! Frosty Paws can be a little pricey if you have more than one dog so making your own is a wonderful alternative. What I like is the fact that I KNOW what's in the ones that come from my freezer - all healthy, all goodness and all fun! Quite frankly, I've tasted this doggie treat and it's GOOD!

Frosty Paws
 
1 small container of plain or vanilla yogurt  (4ounces)
1 ripe banana
2 ounces (4 tablespoons) water

Blend ingredients, using a food processor or blender.  Freeze in ice cube trays, and then transfer to Ziploc freezer bags, for easy storage. Molds can also be used, or small Dixie cups.  If using Dixie cups, fill them 2/3 full, to allow for expansion.  A large measuring cup, makes filling trays, cups, or molds, very easy.  Frosty Paws are great for teething puppies.

In place of regular yogurt, why not give goat milk yogurt a try?  Goat milk has 13% less lactose than cow milk, and because its milk particles are small, goat milk is very easy to digest.  Goat milk fatty acids have a unique metabolic ability to limit cholesterol deposits in body tissues. Compared to cow's milk, goat milk has similar amounts of protein, fat, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin D, but has more natural vitamin A, and more vitamin B.

Remember, you can use any kind or combination of fruits to make your Frosty Paws, or use a medley of vegetables instead.  Banana strawberry is a yummy combination, or how about fresh cranberries, or, one of the very best sources of antioxidants-blueberries.

Other combinations your pooch might like:

1 large container of plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt (32 ounces)
1 ripe banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey

OR

1 large container of plain or fruit yougurt
2 ripe bananas
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

OR

1 large container of plain yogurt
1 cup pure pumpkin pureé
1/8 teaspoon carob powder (a big pinch)

OR

2 cups melon, e.g., seedless watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe  (Mango and Passionfruit are also doglicious!)
2 cups filtered water
2 tablespoons honey (optional)

OR

2 cups applesauce, with no added sugar
2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 

22 comments:

Maxx said...

Hello There! Thank you for visiting my blog, do hope you'd come back and thanks for sharing the pawsitively pawlicious recipes! Mommy's gonna make me some Frosty Paws!! Yummy!

Cheers,
Maxx

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Guys,
This is a great idea. Our mom used to buy us Frosty Paws at the Safeway; they were the only grocery around here that carried them. Unfortunately the safeway went away and turned into a Gold'S Gymnasium and they don't carry Frosty Paws. So you see, this is a really great post for us. We know where mom keeps the blender and Jubal can open the freezer door. So we're all set. Thanks for this bright idea.
- TBH&K

Mango said...

Nom, nom, nom. Those all look fantastic. I am going to have to get momma going in the kitchen right away.

Slobbers,
Mango

MAX said...

Hey there.
What a great idea. We can't purchase those things here in SA, but making them sounds like so much more fun...especially with our summer just around the corner.
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Salinger The Pug said...

YUM YUM GIMME SOME!!!

I'm sending Mom to Trader Joe's immediately. If she hustles, I can have a treat tonight after dinner!!!!

(herds mom toward the door)

Happy Tuesday!

Love,
S-Dog

Brownie said...

What a great recipe! I am going to give it a try. It sounds though like my momster may eat it all before she gives any to me!!!

chicamom85 said...

I love yogurt! Thanks and I will get Mom right on this.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

JackDaddy said...

Oh, thank you! I was thinking about giving Jack some of the Frosty Paws, but I would much rather give him good stuff instead!

Ms. ~K said...

Yummers...thanks for the recipes!!!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Pals!!
Great recipes! (Honestly, I have to be quick around here...mom has a sweet tooth...so, I will have to supervise the making of these delicious treats! ::))

By the way! Come on by, as we have tagged you in the 'Opppps, I ate it' game....

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Dory and the Mama said...

Maybe this will show Mama that some people food is good for ME!!! Thanks for the recipes!!

Smileys!
Dory

Anna the GSD said...

Mom makes us homeade puppy icecream too! Very easy to make and it's yum-tastic! I like blueberries in mine!

Bijou said...

Thanks so much for these recipes cause we can't find Frosty Paws around here, but now mom can make us some. Yum!

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Kasha said...

Wow Mimi!
You have some amazing ideas! Um I think I will give one to Africa and eat one myself. Those sound so tasty. You are amazing. Thank you for all of your tips!
Kasha and Africa

Teddy Bear said...

We love our frosty paws ice cream! Isn't it the best?

Love,
Teddy Bear

The OP Pack said...

Those are all great recipes. Our Mom has made us the yogurt and peanut butter ones - Khyra has them in bonesicles:) We will have to get Mom to try a few of the others.

Thanks for sharing.

woos, the OP Pack

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Thanks Mimi! My fur babies will love it! ☺ Diane

Kenia Cris said...

Hello Scout and Freyja! There's an award for you boys in my blog, in case you're used to hanging them around.

Love from Brazil!

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

and if woo stuff into empty marrow bones woo have BONESIKHLES!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Erin said...

Thanks so much for the yummy recipes. I'm sure Buck & Erin will love it. I also want to Thank You for your kind comment on our Honees passing.Right now it's still very fresh but time heals all. Love your blog, so many great posts to read.

Farley's Mom said...

Thank you for these variations, I would like to try one of these this weekend!