These two ingredient frozen pumpkin dog treats are easy to make. Keep some on hand in your freezer as special treats for your special pup!
If you're a fellow dog owner, you and your best furry friend are gonna love our latest homemade dog treat recipe!
We are very much a dog family over here at Urban Bliss Life. We've always had lab retrievers, who love to gobble up all of the homemade treats we make them! Ace, our black lab retriever, is particularly fond of the Blueberry Dog Treats and Dog Treat Donuts we make for him.
We've got a few pumpkin dog treat recipes, include these Grain Free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats. They've long been a reader favorite recipe for years!
And since dogs love homemade pumpkin dog treats so much and because the fall season is about all things pumpkin, I'm excited to share this latest frozen pumpkin dog treats recipe with you!
🌟 Why this recipe works
This simple recipe for Frozen Pumpkin Yogurt Dog Treats is a great option for homemade treats for your dog!
- Easy - This 2 ingredient dog treats recipe is SO easy! You only need two simple ingredients you can find in any local grocery store. And there are only three very basic steps.
- Healthy - Making these tasty treats for your dog is great because you know exactly what is going into them. This healthy treat recipe calls for two wholesome ingredients with lots of vitamins and minerals.
- Frozen and convenient - Because these are frozen, these cold treats are especially make for great treats on warm days. But they're also super convenient because you store them in your freezer and just feed one or two treats at a time to your dog as needed.
🛒 Ingredient notes
- Pumpkin - Make sure you use canned pumpkin puree that is 100% pure pumpkin puree with no added ingredents. DO NOT use pumpkin pie mix or pumpkin pie filling mix. Pumpkin pie mix often has sugar and other added ingredients that are not good for dogs.
- Yogurt - Greek yogurt adds some creaminess to these frozen treats. You can also use any plain yogurt. Just be sure it does NOT contain xylitol, which is an artificial sweetener that is toxic for dogs. To be on the safe side, make sure your yogurt does not contain any artificial sweeteners.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
- Place the pumpkin puree and yogurt into a large bowl.
- Mix the two ingredients together with a spoon until well combined and smooth.
- Spoon enough of the dog treat batter to full each mold slot to the top. Use a bench scraper or knife to flatten out the top of the filled molds and remove excess batter.
- Freeze for up to 3 hours. Store pumpkin treats in the freezer until you are ready to serve a treat to your dog.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
In genera, yogurt in small amounts is safe for dogs to eat. However, you need to be certain that the yogurt you use does NOT contain any xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is toxic for dogs.
Yes! Pumpkin has many health benefits. It contains lots of healthy vitamins and minerals for your dog. And, it's known to help boost your dog's immune system and to help if your dog has an upset stomach. As a reminder, do NOT use pumpkin pie filling or pumpkin pie mix; only use canned pumpkin that is 100% pumpkin with no added ingredients.
Frozen dog treats like these are best stored in a freezer bag or in a freezer safe airtight container for up to two months.
Again, this recipe is for dog treats that should not be used as a mealtime replacement for your dog's diet of regular food. The amount of treats your dog can eat also depends on the dog breed, size, and specific health situation. We have a 75-pound black lab retriever, and we only feed one or two of these treats to him at a time, and only one or two times a day at most.
You can also use ice cube trays
IMPORTANT: As always, please consult your pet's veterinarian if you have questions or concerns about feeding your particular pet any homemade dog food or dog treats, especially when introducing new foods to your dog.
🍳 Kitchen tools and equipment
Ready to make this recipe? Here are the kitchen tools and equipment you'll need:
- Silicone mold - There are so many cute dog molds available online with fun dog themed shapes! You can use any of these to make these homemade dog treats.
- Bowl - You'll need a large bowl and a spoon to mix together the two ingredients.
More homemade dog treat recipes
If your dog is a fan of bananas and loves a good frozen dog treat, be sure to try our #1 dog treat recipe: Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats! And try some of these other homemade treat recipes that make for a tasty snack!
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Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- ½ cup pumpkin
- Add the ingredients to a medium bowl, and stir to combine.
- Use a small spoon to add mixture to the silicone molds. Set molds in the freezer, and allow to chill for 3 hours.
- Unmold the treats, and store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.