Hey, fellow pet lovers!
Apologies about the lack of blog posts lately. I have been super busy with my studies and finding the time to keep up to date with my blogging responsibilities while also keeping to up with my three subject choices business, philosophy and classics are proving to be a bit of struggle. However, today’s post is a short and simple one all about how to make your canine friend their very own batch of heart-shaped treats. q
Some of you may have read our previous blog post from last year which was Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dogs and Dog Lovers and within this post, I mentioned I was going to make Nia and Lily some heart-shaped treats which is what I plan to do in today’s post.
Let’s jump straight into today’s post and learn how to make your canine friend these tasty treats!
Homemade Heart-Shaped Treats 💓
Valentine’s day is only a few days away and for those of you who are treating your canine friend to a gift or two, you should enjoy today’s post. Today’s treats are incredibly easy to make and can be adapted to suit even the fussiest of pets.
What do you need to make these tasty treats?
- Heart-shaped moulds or any other shape you like.
Here is a link to the moulds I used from Amazon, they are super cheap and worked wonderfully. To order yours simply follow the link and head to Amazon, Generic Heart Shape Silicone Chocolate Cake Jelly Candy Mould Exclusive to Risai Enterprise. (15 Heart Mold) – Exclusive to RISAI.
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- Low sugar berries such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or cranberries.
I opted for Raspberries as I wanted the lovely red colour they produce but if you have a fussy pet who doesn’t like these delicious berries, then simply use another low-sugar berry.
- Yoghurt or Kefir.
To learn more about Kefir then check out our other blog posts which talk about the many health benefits for yourself and your canine companion.
- Homemade Kefir Recipe for your Canine Companion.
- Health Benefits of Kefir for your Canine Companion.
- A freezer to place and store your treats in.
As you can see you really don’t need much to make these simple treats, so once you have everything at hand we can get started making these tasty hearts for your four-legged friends.
Step 1, Make The Berry Sauce
The first thing to do is to make your berry sauce layer and I used frozen raspberries as I wanted that nice red colour. To make the berry sauce all you need to do is get a small pan and stick your berries in the pan with a little water, then allow them to form a jam-like consistency. This should take about 10 minutes on a medium heat but just keep a close eye on your mixture to make sure it doesn’t burn.
I used about 150 grams of frozen raspberries and just under 100ml of water, however, I did have a tiny bit too much berry sauce leftover so just make as much as you need, thankfully it can be frozen. Once you’ve made your berry sauce you need to strain it to get any seeds or bits of skin out as you don’t want them spoiling the look of your treats.
Step 2, Add The Berry Layer & Place Treats In The Freezer
You need to ensure your berry layer is fully frozen before adding your kefir on top otherwise you won’t get the desired look and your layers will mix together. Once you’ve placed your berry layer into your moulds just under halfway full, then place them in the freezer. I used quite small moulds and simply got a small spoon and layered spoonfuls into each mould which worked perfectly! Once you’ve added your berry layer stick them in the freezer and allow to fully freeze before adding your yoghurt or kefir layer.
Step 3, Add The Kefir Layer
The next thing to do is to add your kefir layer and I used my homemade Goats kefir mixture which you can find out how to make by following the post about homemade kefir above. For this step simply fill the remainder of your moulds with your yoghurt or kefir mixture.
Step 4, Place Treats In The Freezer To Fully Freeze
Place your heart-shaped moulds in the freezer but make sure they are all level otherwise some of your kefir may spill and spoil the look of your treats, though I’m sure your canine friend won’t mind!
Step 5, Take Treats Out & Let your Pooch Enjoy!
There you have it, heart-shaped treats made with love for your canine companion, my girls absolutely loved these as they got to try one or two straight away, even though they are for Valentine’s day. I love making frozen treats as you can literally do endless variations and if you haven’t checked out our other frozen treat recipes then head over there after reading today’s post.
- Homemade Yogurt and Blueberry Frozen Bones, treat recipe.
- Watermelon and Coconut water, Frozen Bones.
Let me know if you do decide to make these super simple treats for your pet and make sure to tag us in any photos you share @epochdotpet or use our hashtag #epochdotpet
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