These treats are frozen yogurt dipped strawberries. Perfect snacks for moms and their furry kids! I wanted to give these a try because they look delicious, Shiner loves strawberries, and I thought they'd be a great snack for my own teething baby human. Here's what I did -
You only need 2 ingredients to make these treats - Plain Yogurt (nonfat is best if your sharing with your pooch) and strawberries. You'll also need some parchment or wax paper too.
|Only 2 ingredients needed - strawberries and plain yogurt.|
I cut the greens off of the strawberries after washing them. Using a fork, I dipped the strawberries in the yogurt until they were fully coated and placed them on some parchment paper. I get the feeling that if I hadn't been quick about getting them all done, the yogurt would have started to come off of the berries.
|The strawberries dipped in yogurt just before going into the freezer.|
After only an hour, they were very frozen. I cut them up into some bite sized pieces and let the rest of the family have some taste tests.
|The final product. Please excuse my poor food photography!|
First up was Shiner. I already knew that Shiner loved strawberries. She will actually eat the strawberry tops, which I find kind of weird for a dog. She loved them! They would make a great treat for a hot day. I sat down to eat some next and there was Shiner, begging for more.
|Shiner waits anxiously for a taste!|
Violet had some too. I think she was a little surprised at how cold they were at first, but she really liked them.
|Violet wasn't much for posing for the camera and just bum rushed me for a piece.|
My boyfriend had some too. His suggestion was that they be "less cold" next time. I have to agree with him and let mine sit out and thaw for a bit before finishing eating them. I think the best freezing times are probably 30 minutes to 1 hour. If you leave them in the freezer too long, your bound to get stuck with a rock hard strawberry.
We give these treats 4 paws up and can't wait to try them again on Mother's Day for a special snack. Something that mom, the kids, and even the dog can all enjoy together!