Homemade! Frosty Paws Camp-Run-A-Pup Tradition!

Frosty Paws are a Camp-Run-A-Pup 4th of July tradition.  Most of you know that I do not cook from scratch for my own kid; however, most of you will understand when I tell you I do make Frosty Paws from scratch. All dog owners, on average, like their dogs more than their kids – and the grocery store variety of Frosty Paws is expensive and often includes freezer burn. I really like Johann’s recipe, but I cannot tell a lie…I do not buy organic ingredients for my Frosty Paws. I use regular ol’ yogurt, peanut butter, and fruit. If it makes you feel any better, Cole does not eat Organic peanut butter either. The fruit my campers like best is apple or banana. Rascal loves pineapple, but it does have its downside, which I will leave to your imagination…

Johann’s Recipe for Homemade  Dog Treats:

Ingredients Needed:

* 1 large container (32 oz) of low-fat, plain yogurt

* 3 handfuls of fresh (organic is best) blueberries

* 1 banana

* 2 tbsp of organic peanut butter

* Other fruit possibilities – like apple slices, orange slices, pineapple slices.


Chop up the banana in small pieces (or mash) and mix all ingredients together. Place the mixture in ice cube trays and freeze for about 3 hours.

Once frozen, run hot water over the underside of the trays, pop out the Frosty Paws, and serve. That’s it!

For fun, you can use bone-shaped ice cube trays! Really!

Now, the question is: will Rascal be Red, White, and Blue tomorrow?  Will I add red and blue bubbles to our puppy pools? Will the bubbles turn my campers multi-colored?  Only tomorrow will tell….Frosty Paw anyone?


11 thoughts on “Homemade! Frosty Paws Camp-Run-A-Pup Tradition!

  1. What a easy and fun treat to make for my dogs who hate the 4th of July. A a treat for their long suffering faces.

  2. We make these with tuna…I will have to try it with fruit, I bet it will smell a lot better, at least to us.

    Happy 4th,

  3. What a tasty way to help our dogs cool off. We might have to make this a tradition along with you.


  4. These sound wonderful! I’m going to have to whip up a batch and test them out on the Sheltie. He’s not too finicky, so they should be a hit!

  5. Have you tried one KB? They almost sound like a great snack for the human animals also. I will look forward to red white and blue bubbles or what ever else your creative mind will conjure up. 😀

    • Nope I have resisted having one but I guess they could be tasty for humans too…Our creative minds were blank this year–we had high hopes but never got them off the ground. We will make it up next time.

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