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Froyo….Fo’ Yo’ Dog

Well… training last night was everything I knew it was going to be: hard.

I was hard my body this weekend (as in…. I drank too much, didn’t give it enough sleep, was lazy, and didn’t drink enough water) so I knew it would show me a little backlash. Let’s just say when we did some tire flipping I almost didn’t have enough oomph to get it all the way over!

I was happy to go home to this lovely dinner that I had prepped ahead of time so Torrance could pop it in the oven and have it ready for me when I got home:


Yes! Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake!

I think I am most excited to have it left over for lunch for the next few days too!


Anyway, I didn’t gather you all here (haaaa kidding!) to talk about my dinner, but rather a tasty treat I made for Kona over this past weekend.

This goes in line with some questions I have gotten in regards to our move to NC and how Kona is adjusting to the heat actually.

The answer to that question is…


Yep, she is a panting hot mess most of the time. Oh, and the move also brought her some allergies too I guess.

Her relief from a hot day, which we discovered when we first got here, came in the form of a delicious paper cup out of the freezer isle at the grocery store.

Frosty Paws

Doggy ice cream? Say what! I had never even heard of such a thing.

These things proved to be pretty popular with brown dog. So much so that it really became quite the expensive habit and we kind of had to cut her off.


Anyway, I recently found on Pinterest that there were recipes out there to make your own doggy ice cream. Duh, why didn’t I think of that?

So… after doing a little research along the lines of what’s safe and all that, I figured out the most simple recipe there ever was (maybe).


You probably already have most of this stuff laying around, yeah? I had to go purchase some little mini tupper ware to use for storing though.

They were out of the super cheapy kind so I ended up with a semi nice ones (they are 4 ounces each) that have screw top lids! Cool! I think a 4-pack was $2-$3 or something like that.


I suppose I will treat this recipe just like any other and put it in the usual format, for easy following.

It is a little hard to determine the yield honestly, I apologize I didn’t measure it out. I divvied it up between these 4 containers and had a little bit left over. I usually give her about half of one of these and then put the lid back on and put it in the freezer for later. Convenient!

Doggy Frozen Yogurt


  • 16 oz of plain yogurt
  • 1 overripe banana (obviously the one in my above picture is not)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • a good squirt of honey (I’d say about a tbsp)


  1. In medium bowl, mash banana well.
  2. Add in yogurt, honey, and peanut butter and mix well until everything is combined.
  3. Divvy into serving containers and freeze until solid – I find they take about 2 hours to completely freeze.
  4. Serve up to a hot, panting, needy dog.


Yeah, my dog like’s Will Ferrell movies, so?


She’s hilarious, she always grabs it out of my hand and brings it to the carpet so it doesn’t slide around while she licking. Genius.


  • Ever made any homemade goodies for your pet?
  • Favorite Mexican dish?
    Soft tacos, and I love anything cheesy but not spicy!!
11 Comments Post a comment
  1. oh my gosh, i love this post!! there are so many times during the summer that nacho insists on sitting on the deck but is panting the whole time..I def would like to see if he would go for this. too cute!

    fave mexican dish is so hard!! i’m gonna go with burritos 🙂

    May 9, 2012
  2. Great. Now I’m totally going to have to make this for Boyd. He got my taco salad las t night!! I love spicy, and try to limit the cheese somewhat. soo… opposites! lol.

    May 9, 2012
  3. This is great! You have one lucky dog! I am not a huge fan of Mexican food, but I love chicken fajitas!

    May 9, 2012
  4. StoriesAndSweetPotatoes #

    Ok that is so weird but I guess dogs need cold treats in the summer heat too.

    May 9, 2012
  5. oh man! Guinness’s birthday is later this month, so I think I know what he is getting now for a treat!!! 🙂 Awesome! My dogs always take treats and stuff away and eat them in their own little spots around the house. Crazy mutts! Those containers are great! Screw on lids? Brilliant! Where did you get them?

    May 9, 2012
  6. Wow you are an impressive puppy-mommy! 😉 I knew they made puppy ice cream, but I can’t imagine making my own! Pretty cool!

    May 9, 2012
  7. ittybitsofbalance #

    YEY! Thanks Andrea!!! This is such a fantastic idea to make your own doggy ice cream! My family dog Max is such a weirdo that he would never eat Frosty Paws when we bought them for him, but I’m pretty sure that Popcorn would go nuts for them! (He eats everything) I’ve been avoiding getting them for that reason exactly haha

    Do you give it to Kona straight in the Tupperware?

    May 11, 2012
    • yep i give it to her straight out of the tupperwear! she just licks away at it like an ice cream cone. these oens are kind of big too so i usually let her eat half and then i put the rest away for later!

      May 11, 2012
  8. funny story, I actually ate a bite of frosty paws thinking it was normal ice cream in the freezer at my parents house. Who would buy ice cream for dogs? I learned my lesson YUCK my dog loves it though. she got a free sample which is why we had them when I was home on vacation

    May 11, 2012

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