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6 Frozen Treat Ideas for Cats

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Overview

What better way to pamper your kitty in the summer than with some homemade frozen cat treats? Frozen treats are a great way to boost hydration too, which is much-needed in the hot weather. These recipes are as easy as they are delicious, and with fresh ingredients like salmon, bone broth, and fruit, they’re nutritious to boot!


Frozen salmon bites

These omega-3 packed treats are sure to be a hit with your kitty!

Ingredients

  • 1 can of deboned salmon

  • ½ cup of water

Tools

  • Mixing bowl or a blender

  • Silicone mold

  • Zip-top baggy

Directions

  1. Mix or blend your salmon, salmon juices, and water until completely combined. 

  2. Pour your mixture into a ziptop bag, and cut a hole in one corner.

  3. Dispense your treat mixture into your silicone molds.

  4. Freeze for 3 hours and serve. 


“Nicecream” pops

These "nicecream" pops only require 2 ingredients, and your cats are sure to love them.

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas

  • 1 handful of cat treats or cat food kibble

Tools

  • Hand mixer (or fork)

  • Silicone candy mold

Directions

  • Mash your bananas with a hand mixer or fork.

  • Mix your mashed bananas with a handful of cat treats or kibble.

  • Spoon your mixture into your silicone molds. 

  • Place your silicone molds in the freezer overnight.

  • Pop your treats out of the mold and serve!


Catnip popsicles

Your cat will go "pawsitively" berserk for these fun and tasty catnip popsicles!

Ingredients

  • Low sodium chicken broth (store-bought or homemade is fine)

  • Canned tuna in spring water

  • 1 tablespoon catnip

Tools

  • Ice cube tray

  • Food processor

Directions

  1. Dump all your ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.

  2. Pour your mixture into your ice cube trays and freeze overnight.

  3. Allow the popsicles to thaw slightly before unmolding and giving them to your cat.


Sardine pops

Sardines have so many health benefits for cats. They’re full of vitamin B12, DHA, EPA, and protein. These are popsicles that you, as a pet parent, can feel good about!

Ingredients

  • 1 can unseasoned sardines (packed in water)

  • 1 tablespoon ground krill (or your freeze-dried treats)

  • 1/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

  • Dash of powdered seaweed

  • 1/4 cup water

Tools

  • Blender

  • Ice cube tray

  • Airtight container

Directions

  1. Place all your ingredients in a blender and blend for 2 minutes on medium speed.

  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.

  3. Pop your sardine cubes into an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.


Icy pate treats

Cats adore wet food, so why not take it up a notch with some cat treats and some catnip to make an icy treat?

Ingredients

  • 1 can cat food pate

  • 1 handful cat treats

  • 1 tablespoon catnip 

  • ½ cup of water or broth

Tools

  • Blender

  • Ice cube tray

Directions

  • Blend your cat food pate, water, and catnip until smooth.

  • Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and sprinkle the treats over top.

  • Freeze your trays overnight, then serve!


Baby food frosty bites

Have some old jars of baby food you’re not using? Put them to use with this simple 2-ingredient recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 jars meat baby food (chicken or beef)

  • ½ cup of bone broth

Tools 

  • Whisk

  • Silicone mold

Directions

  1. Whisk together the baby food and the bone broth until thoroughly combined.

  2. Pour the mixture into your silicone molds and freeze overnight.

  3. Pop your treats out of the molds and store any extras in an airtight container and refreeze. 


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