Homemade Frozen Kong Recipes

Freezing treats into Kongs can provide your dog with a safe chew toy or distraction. These are great for rainy days or when your pup will be home alone. The ingredients are healthy and the Kong won’t damage your dog’s teeth.

You will need:

  • Kong
  • Masking tape (for the hole at the bottom)
  • A jar or bowl to freeze the Kong


  1. Wash your new Kong with warm water and soap. I put mine in the dishwasher.
  2. Mix your filling in a bowl.
  3. Place a piece of masking tape over the small opening at the bottom of the Kong.
  4. Place Kong in bowl or jar and spoon in filling.
  5. Place in freezer.

Applesauce Banana Puree

  1. Mash half of a banana and mix in applesauce.
  2. Fill Kong and freeze.

Chicken Apple Puree

  1. Stir minced apple with chicken baby food. Be certain the baby food is free of onion or onion powder.
  2. Fill Kong and freeze.

Chicken Duck & Apples

  1. Shred I and love and you Nice Jerky Chicken + Duck treats in applesauce.
  2. Fill Kong and freeze.

Peanut Butter & Carob Chips

  1. Mix peanut butter (xylitol free) or sunflower butter with carob chips.
  2. Fill Kong and freeze.

Pumpkin Banana Apple Puree

  1. Mix mashed banana with applesauce and canned pumpkin
  2. Fill Kong and freeze.

Feel free to modify or make your own recipe. Here are some ingredients to consider:

  • Bone broth (low fat, no onion)
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Shredded chicken
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded greens
  • Pumpkin

Here are a few ingredients to avoid:

  • Onions
  • Chocolate
  • Raisins/grapes
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Xylitol

Have fun making these for your pup! Share your own recipe in the comments below!

With love,
dr. angie signature boulder holistic vet

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Frozen Kong Recipes”

  1. Hi Dr Angie,
    I think your recipes sound great and am eager to try them out, however I noted you have mentioned avocado as an alternative ingredient. I have read numerous articles that say they can cause dogs gastrointestinal problems. Are they really safe?

    • Hi Chenee,

      Thanks for your comment. Avocados are non toxic but are high in fat. For some dogs this can cause pancreatitis. The pit is also a choking hazard and can cause obstruction.

      Hope this helps!

      Dr. Angie

  2. I usually mix canned salmon or tuna with cottage cheese and kibble and then freeze – I also like to stick a bully stick or milk bone out of the top for something extra for them to chew on 🙂


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