Whew it’s sure been hot these last few days here in the UK, in fact we just experienced one of the hottest day on record, where it reached up to 36° Celsius and let me tell you I was one hot dog!
After a long walk in early morning, I was very thirsty and wanted to cool down as quickly as possible. So I made sure I had a big drink of cool water and then I cooled my body on the kitchen tile floor. However I realized I was missing my morning walk treat.
Luckily my peep was already thinking that a cool tasty treat was in order, and considering this easy frozen dog treat recipe can be made in just a few steps, I was ready to get my taste buds working.
The best part about this recipe is that you can customize it to your dog’s liking. We added anise and a few shakes of Antler powder, but you can keep it simple and just try it plain.
My peep uses this fun star-shaped ice-cube tray that she picked up at IKEA, but your basic ice-cube tray works just as well. Another thing you can use are mini muffin liners, just don’t forget to remove the paper before serving to your pooch.
- 220g of (about 1/2 cup) Chicken Liver
- 2 cups of plain natural yogurt
- A splash of water
- 1 teaspoon of ground anise
- A few good shakes of Antler powder
- Place your chicken liver in the microwave and cook. (About 2 minutes, but this will depend on the power of your microwave)
- Pop your chicken liver in a food processor and blend until smooth
- Add the yogurt, anise, Antler powder and a splash of water. (If your dog is watching his weight add a little more water)
- Stir until thoroughly combined. If it’s too thick add a little more water.
- Carefully fill each compartment of your ice-cube tray.
- Pop in the freezer for a couple of hours, depending on the size of your cubes.
- Release only the amount of cubes from your tray that you will be serving to your dog immediately.
- Pop the rest of the unused cubes in a labeled freezer bag.
Depending on the size of your cubes, you should be able to make 2 full ice-cube trays of dog treats.