How to Make Pumpkin Ice Cubes for Dogs (Easy Steps & Complete Guide)

Knowing how to make pumpkin ice cubes for dogs is very easy. There’s hardly any preparation involved at all. You can put it plain right from the can as is into ice cube trays or you can mix with some other ingredients like apple sauce or yogurt.

Whatever you do, don’t use seasoned pumpkin meant for pies. Always go with 100% plain, organic and non-GMO canned pumpkin.

Quick Overview

  1. Simple Puppy Pumpkin Ice Cubes – just plain pumpkin puree straight from the can into molds and frozen
  2. Gooey Goodness Frozen Pumpkin Yogurt – ice cube treats that offer the best of both pumpkin and yogurt
  3. Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Canine Cubes – a great treat during the autumn months
  4. Frozen Pumpkin Treats for Christmas – this one has carob chips for an added sweet bonus
  5. How Long Pumpkin Cubes Will Keep in the Freezer
  6. How Many Pumpkin Cubes You Can Feed a Dog per Day
  7. Best Way to Serve Pumpkin Cubes to a Dog
  8. Using Peanut Butter in Pumpkin Ice Cube Recipes

Simple Puppy Pumpkin Ice Cubes

The longest part of this whole recipe is waiting for the pumpkin ice cubes to freeze. It’s so quick and easy while also being a healthy treat for your precious pooch.

Items You’ll Need

  • Freezer-Safe Bags or Containers  
  • Spoon
  • Ice Cube or Silicone Molds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Pumpkin Puree, no seasonings and plain

Instructions

  1. Spoon the pumpkin puree from the can and fill each compartment of your ice cube tray or silicone mold.
  2. Freeze these simple treats for about two to four hours or until completely frozen through.
  3. Remove the cubes from the mold and put it in a freezer safe container.

Gooey Goodness Frozen Pumpkin Yogurt

Here’s another healthy treat for your dog to eat. It will be excellent on your dog’s digestion while providing all the health benefits that pumpkin and yogurt with honey have to offer.

Items You’ll Need

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons  
  • Freezer-Safe Bags or Containers    
  • Spoon  
  • Ice Cube Trays or Silicone Molds
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt, full fat and plain
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree, plain and unseasoned
  • ½ Tbsp Honey, grade A and pure

Instructions

  1. Put the Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree and honey into the mixing bowl. Stir well until all is incorporated.
  2. Portion the pumpkin yogurt mixture into the ice cube trays or silicone molds.
  3. Freeze the trays or molds for a couple of hours or until the treats are solid.
  4. Remove the treats from the freezer and take them out of the molds for storage in a freezer-safe container.

Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Canine Cubes

This is a great treat during the autumn months and the early parts of winter. You can offer these to your pooch as a treat during Thanksgiving dinner, when everyone’s chomping down on pumpkin pie.

Items You’ll Need

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Ice Cube Trays or Silicone Molds (preferably in the shape of bones, Halloween figures or leaves)

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Applesauce, unsweetened and unseasoned
  • ½ cup Pumpkin Puree, no seasonings and plain
  • ½ Tbsp Honey, grade A and pure
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, powdered
  • 1 tsp Ginger, powdered

Instructions

  1. Put the cinnamon, ginger, applesauce, honey and pumpkin puree into the mixing bowl. Stir up everything well.
  2. Spoon the mixture into each compartment of the mold and stick it in the freezer for a few hours. Ensure they are completely hardened.
  3. Remove them from the molds and put the frozen treats into a freezer-safe bag.

Frozen Pumpkin Treats for Christmas

These pumpkin treats are ideal if you have Christmas-shaped molds you can put into the freezer. They’re delicious and will put your furry baby into the spirit of the season.

Items You’ll Need

  • Christmas-Shaped Ice Cube or Silicone Molds
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Freezer-Safe Containers or Bags

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt, plain and full fat
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree, plain
  • ½ Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Mint
  • 1 Tbsp Carob Chips, unsweetened and unseasoned

Instructions

  1. Add the carob, yogurt, pumpkin puree, honey and mint into a mixing bowl. Blend everything well with a spoon.
  2. Dole the mixture out into the compartments of the Christmas-themed molds you have.
  3. Place it into the freezer for several hours until the treats are totally hard all the way through.
  4. Remove the treats from the molds and put them into a freezer-safe bag or container.

How Long Will Pumpkin Ice Cubes Stay Good in the Freezer?

As long as you use a good, sturdy and reliable freezer-safe container, any of the treats listed here should last up to six months in the freezer. However, you may want to consider a month or two less time for anything that contains yogurt. Dairy is a little uncertain in this regard.

How Often Can You Feed Pumpkin Ice Cubes to a Dog?

For plain pumpkin puree ice cubes, you can feed it to your dog once or twice per day. For the recipes that have honey, however, give only one treat per day. Honey is okay for dogs to eat, but only in small amounts.

What’s the Best Way to Feed Pumpkin Ice Cubes to Dogs?

The best way to feed pumpkin ice cubes to dogs is to pull one out of the freezer and let it warm up for about a minute on a plate. This will help soften the components enough to make it easier for your dog to consume.

Can You Use Peanut Butter in Any of These Recipes?

You can use peanut butter in any of these doggie treats. But, peanut butter is not an ideal food for dogs. Even if you get the kind that’s salt free, you won’t ever get a brand of organic and GMO-free peanut butter. Due to poor farming practices, there is no such thing as a clean peanut.

Plus, peanut butter has the potential to block your dog’s digestive system and create other health issues. Ergo, it’s best to not feed any kind of peanut butter to your dog.