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Best Dog-Friendly Icing That Hardens Recipe
Dog owners love to spoil their dogs in every way possible. Whether its toys, treats or a trip to the dog park, people will do whatever it takes to make their furry friends happy. Fortunately, the best dog-friendly icing that hardens recipe is simple to make and is the perfect way to spoil your pooch.
Servings: 8 treats
Add the cornstarch to the bowl - Substitute with rice or potato flour if desired.
Add the Water and Honey - Add water to the cornstarch, mix together, then add the honey. Thoroughly combine the mix with a whisk and add more water if needed. The icing will likely seem a bit thin at first, but it will harden.
Add Food Coloring - Add food coloring to the icing if desired. Add the icing to separate bowls and add different colors, mixing thoroughly. Be sure the food coloring you use is dog-friendly.
This icing will harden, making it great to decorate your dog’s favorite biscuits. Adding some food coloring will allow you to make adorable different decorations for your pooch.
- If your dog has a sensitive stomach, you can use rice or potato flour as an alternative to cornstarch. If you do use rice or potato flour, you may need to add slightly more than two tablespoons in order to achieve the right consistency in the icing.
- Since this icing does harden, make sure to decorate your dog biscuits right after making the icing. If the icing begins to harden, you can put in the microwave for 10-15 second intervals or add a few drops of warm water.
- For best results, iced dog treats should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. You can store any leftover icing in the fridge for up to a week and microwave or add warm water to bring it back to a liquid texture.
- If you want to use natural ingredients for food coloring, you can use strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, turmeric, spinach, and cherries. These foods are all safe for dogs to eat and can provide beautiful natural colors. Using natural ingredients for food coloring is also a great option for people as well, so you can use natural food coloring you make for your dogs for your own recipes too.
- When decorating treats with this icing, it is easiest to use a pastry brush. However, you may also use a spatula or piping bag. If you make your own dog treats, be sure to allow them to fully cool before icing them, otherwise, the icing may melt.
- When feeding your dog iced treats, make sure to not overfeed them. Though all the ingredients in this icing recipe are dog safe, too many treats can cause an upset stomach and weight gain. When feeding treats, you shouldn’t give your dog more than ten percent of homemade treats for their daily calorie intake.
- It is always a good idea to consult with your vet before giving your dog special treats. Some dogs may have diet restrictions that prevent them from being able to eat certain ingredients found in dog treats. Some dogs are also more prone to weight gain and need stricter moderation when it comes to getting treats.