Okay, I realize this is a “tech” blog and this appears to be a non-tech post, but since just as many people know me as as the “Frosty Paws Lady” as they know me as the “Geek Girl” and since both these audiences are combined in some circumstances, I am combining these two.
I always get asked for the recipe usually right after I am asked what Twitter client I use or what smartphone is the best (iPhone, btw ;-0). I figured I would just get this recipe out of the way – in a form of a blog post so everyone can make frosty paws for their favorite canine or pet of choice.
I made the recipe both text-based and visually (Oooh-Ah) by using digital photography from iPhoto and typing on my iMac and using Preview to resize. See, so this is a technical post. Sort of.
Make this and make this often – your dogs will LOVE you for it!
Find two hungry puppies (or kitties, ferrets, hedgehogs, etc. who love store bought Frosty Paws) after a long day in the pool. Pictured here.
Assemble all your ingredients. I like doubling the batch.
- 2 lb – 32 oz container of plain yogurt
- Peanut Butter
- 1-2 Ripe bananas
- Plastic containers
- Spatula, masher and small ladle
Take 1-2 peeled, ripened bananas and put them in mixing bowl and mash ’em. Mash ’em hard. Mash ’em good.
Empty entire container of yogurt into bowl. You can use any kind of plain yogurt. I would not use non-fat unless Fido needs has some serious love handles, but you’re his master.
Squeeze some honey on top. I would say around 2-4 tblsp – but I like to “feel” the measurements. I’m kind of rebellious that way.
Add the peanut butter. You can use as little as 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. I even use a little bit more sometimes. Once again, I “felt” this one up. I use this creamy PB because we go through PB in our home like it was, well PB. The dogs love this kind. Feel free to use all-natural, organic or whatever. Be careful using chunky if you have small nugget dogs like Chee-waw-was. Do not need Pepe being rushed to the vet for choking on peanut chunks.
When you have all these together, mix it really well so everything is combined.
It should look like this. I am sure you women who have babies know of this particular substance.
WHOOPS! Don’t forget the LOVE!!! This is mandatory ’cause love makes it all happen. 😉
Start ladling into little containers. If you have smaller dogs, I suggest filling up ice cube trays. They are perfect for small dog treats and you can give them 1 or 2. What I like about these containers is that if they do not want the rest, you can put the lid on and back to the freezer you go!
After they are filled, bang them lightly on table to settle and wipe off any messes around rim.
Pop the lids on!
Put in freezer next to edamame and Reese’s. Breakfast of Champions.
If you have done this correctly, then you will no doubt have happy doggies!
Enjoy and I hope you all found this helpful!