So, I am guessing most of you normal readers out there have no clue what Frosty Paws is….
It’s ice cream for your dog. You heard that right. Sold in the grocery ice cream aisle, sandwiched between the pints and the Klondike bars is a product most people look right over for the next chocolate chip something to choose from. But I will tell you who doesn’t look it over: Danny.
I developed this recipe 99% to keep Danny from dropping about 5 dollars a week on Frosty Paws for Dexter and Max. Now, whenever we treat ourselves to a frozen treat, which I have been all about recently, we let our dogs split an ice cream themselves. The store-bought stuff smells suspiciously peanut-buttery, but the ingredients list is mostly unrecognizable, so I took to the internet to figure it out. It turns out, a dupe can be made pretty much the same way as the 2 ingredient banana ice cream that is all over pinterest.
The recipe, if you can even call it that, only has 3 ingredients, and one of those is water. Banana and peanut butter are the other 2. Blend them up and pour them into little muffin cups and freeze and you have an all-natural dog treat that your dog will devour all summer long (and all winter, since dogs are far from discriminate in their pursuit of treats).
We mixed these up for Max and Dex while we we’re staying at Danny’s mom’s house, so his mom’s dog Jack got to join in on the treat feasting as well. This little guy also happens to be a bit #instafamous…he has 5000 followers on his account Jackbowwwwer!
Our dogs devour these, and they are less expensive than regular treats. When I don’t want to let them go all out, I’ll just cut off a little slice and give it to them like a dog biscuit! All you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend, baby, blend.
Homemade Frosty Paws
Makes 12 small-dog sized treats or 6 large dog sized treats
2 large, ripe bananas
1/4 cup of peanut butter, heaping
1/2 cup water
muffin tin and muffin tin liners
- Place muffin tin liners into your muffin tin and spray with cooking spray lightly so that each liner is lightly coated
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth
- Pour mixture evenly among the muffin tins, this came out to about 2-3 tablespoons each for me making 12 treats
- Transfer to the freezer and allow the freeze completely, at least 2 hours.
- Once frozen, the treats can be taken out of the muffin tin (but kept in the liners) and stored in an air-tight container in the freezer for several months!