Make Your Own Frozen Dog Treats Using Just One Ingredient!

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To make frozen dog treats, all you need is broth and a silicone mold!

diy frozen dog treats

Spoil your favorite furry friend with homemade frozen dog treats!

Did you know you can make your own DIY frozen dog treats, or adorably known as “Pupsicles,” using just one ingredient?! Yep! Just make or buy pet-safe chicken broth (and grab some silicone molds with dog-related shapes – optional, but fun!), and you’ll be on your way to making refreshing treats for your pup.

frozen dog treats coming out of silicone mold

What kind of chicken broth is best for frozen dog treats? 

Most grocery store brands of broth have added sodium, garlic, and onions that can be harmful or toxic to pets. Even though it would be a small amount of onion, it’s probably better to be safe than sorry. As always you’d want to consult with your vet first if you have questions on that.

chicken broth dog treats

I was able to find Nulo chicken broth easily at my local pet store and it’s also available on It’s a high-quality bone broth that is safe for both cats and dogs and is made in the USA.

As another option, you can definitely make your own broth by boiling leftover chicken bones, though you’ll just want to not use salt or onions when doing so. You can boil and simmer the chicken with ingredients like carrots, apple cider vinegar, parsley, and celery.

filling dog treat molds with broth

More tips for making one-ingredient frozen dog treats:

  • Keep your treats in a container with a lid in the freezer. They will last for around three months or so when kept frozen.
  • Another fun idea for a frozen treat would be to fill up your dog’s Kong toy with the broth and freeze it! Then they can lick it up as it melts.

freezer with diy dog treats

taking out diy frozen dog treats

one ingredient frozen dog treats in a container

woman with two dogs and homemade treats

dog eating homemade frozen treat

Frozen Chicken Broth Dog Treats




Place a few silicone molds onto a sheet pan. Pour the broth into the molds.


Place the sheet pan in the freezer for a couple of hours until completely frozen. Store in a container with a lid for up to 3 months, and give out as a treat as desired. That’s it!

holding a chicken broth frozen treat

These frozen dog treats are so fun and easy to make!

Instead of the store-bought Frosty Paws that I was buying, I switched to these. Our dogs Chewy and Louie definitely think these DIY doggie treats are “paw-fection”!  I hope your beloved pups love them too!

frozen pumpkin dog treats

You can use your blender to create various dog treats too!

As another frozen treat idea, I used my blender to quickly blend together a banana, 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin purée, and a little leftover broth to create another version of frozen treats for my dogs. Plus, I just used the same silicone molds. They gave them two paws up and it was easy peasy! 🐾

frozen dog treats using banana and pumpkin

Do you make your own dog treats? Let us know in the comments what your pets love! 

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 9

  1. acgold

    The pumpkin is good to keep if your dog gets sick with a stomach problem, instead of rice. The vet also told us that plain probiotic yogurt is very good for the dog. We freeze that too- like doggy ice cream!

    • Lisa

      Thanks for that tip, acgold. I’m always looking for healthy options for my fur animal to make her day more entertaining.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! Great options. We do pumpkin and rice for upset stomachs too -works great.

  2. Mj

    Plain cheerios are also good for upset dog bellies instead of rice…we also use them in place of the small training treats, sometimes. When our bananas have gone too far, I slice them into discs and freeze for the dog (or for future human smoothies) or if too mushy, I smush them into ice trays. Last thing – we have a large/giant breed dog and after doing all the research into pet food we settled on the only large breed (dry food) brand that was high quality and wasn’t recently recalled…anyway, the dog seems “eh” about eating it (and has only one flavor choice), so after about a year (poor dog 😉 ) I bought cans of wet food and put the wet food into the ice tray molds and add one frozen “treat” with her dry dog food each meal. She is very excited to eat EVERY meal now! I’m excited to try broth and pumpkin now, too – thanks for the idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! Great idea about mixing with dog food.

  3. Ana

    When my bananas start to get old I peel them wrap them up and throw them in the freezer and give them to my dog on hot days.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! Yes our dogs can hear me peel a banana from the other room and come running 🤣 it’s there fav, and frozen watermelon is great!

      • Ana

        I didn’t think of watermelon, I’ll have to try that.

  4. Tammy FitzRandolph

    I have done watermelon/ blueberry frozen treats for the dogs. Blend them up and pour them into molds. They love them! But then we make all our own dog food and cookies.

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