I scream, you scream, we all scream for…pupsicles? One of the best ways to cool down in the summer is with a frozen treat. As hoomans we have plenty of options – popsicles, push pops, ice cream, slushies and water ice galore! But what about treats to keep our pets cool in the heat?
Check out these 5 easy DIY ice creams and pupsicle recipes – delicious summer snacks for you and your pup!
***Note: WebMD lists ice cream and dairy as foods your dog shouldn’t eat. Just like humans, some dogs get upset stomachs from eating dairy. If you have a pup with a sensitive tummy, you might want to talk to your vet first.
Pro Tip: Toppings
Skip the sprinkles and fudge for a pup-friendly drizzle of honey, bits of crispy bacon or a spoonful of applesauce!
1 cup of blueberries
1 6oz plain yogurt
1 tsp of ground flax seed
Introducing blueberries to your dog’s diet provides many health benefits and nutrients. Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Distribute the mixture evenly into an empty ice tray. Keep in the freezer till frozen.
1 cup of organic peanut butter
2 cups of plain yogurt
¼ cup of organic rolled oats
½ cup of organic vegan carob chips
8-10 thin rawhide chews (for garnish – optional)
8-10 small paper cups
In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, yogurt, oats and carob chips. Distribute the mixture evenly into the paper cups. Place a rawhide chew in the center of each cup (for the pups!) like you would for a popsicle stick. Place in the freezer for several hours or until frozen.
32 oz of plain yogurt
½ cup of pure coconut butter
1 cup of fresh strawberries (washed and dried)
Add yogurt, coconut butter and strawberries into a blender and blend till smooth. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container. Place in the freezer for several hours or until frozen.
2 tbs of organic peanut butter
2 tbs of honey
2 tbs of pumpkin
24 oz of fat free yogurt
1 tsp of cinnamon
Mash the bananas in a bowl. Mix in the remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour the mixture into your container of choice and place in the freezer until the mixture has frozen.
32 oz of plain yogurt
2 ripe bananas
⅛ cup of honey
½ cup of organic peanut butter
Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add in peanut butter, yogurt and honey and mix well. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container. Place in the freezer for several hours or until frozen.
And in case you have a low maintenance pup, perhaps a few simple ice cubes will do the trick…