Keeping Cool: Pupsicle Recipes

Summer feels like the ultimate dog season, doesn’t it?  Parks are open and ready for exploring, festivals are lined up for every weekend, and almost every restaurant and winery has dog bowls alongside their outdoor seating.  It’s a great time to enjoy life with your four legged best friend.  But while you’re sipping a mojito on the porch or slicing up some watermelon for the gang, don’t you think your pup deserves a cold delicious treat too?  Here are five health, easy, and inexpensive recipes to keep your pup feeling cool in every way!

Frozen Watermelon Treats, from Roxy at Grrfeisty:

  • A watermelon
  • A can of coconut milk
  1. Scoop out about 1/4 of the melon.
  2. Blend together with the can of coconut milk
  3. Pour into ice cube tray, freeze, and serve!

      Frozen PB&J Treats, from Shannon at i heart HGTV

      • 1/4 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
      • 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
      • 1/3 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
      1. Blend strawberries and blueberries until smoothie-like in consistency. (You may need to add a tablespoon or two of water!)
      2. Spoon the berry mixture into the ice cube tray, filling each cavity about halfway.
      3. Fill each cavity the rest of the way with peanut butter.
      4. Freeze and serve!

      Strawberry & Banana Frozen Treats, from Andrea at The Cottage Market:

      • 2 cups of Sliced Strawberries or a 16 ounce bag of Frozen Strawberries
      • 1½ cups Plain Greek Low Fat Yogurt
      • 1 sliced banana (if you have two…use them both)
      • ¼ cup of Skim Milk
      • 3 tablespoons of Honey
      1. Blend all ingredients.
      2. Pour into ice cube tray, freeze, and serve!

      Frozen Pumpkin Treats, from Dog Vills

      • 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
      • 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
      • 1 teaspoon honey
      • 1 ripe banana
      1. Puree banana and pumpkin in blender.
      2. Stir together yogurt, honey, and mashed banana/pumpkin in large bowl.
      3. Spoon into ice cube tray, freeze, and serve!

      Summer is a wonderful time.  Good food, good drinks, good weather, and good company are some of the best parts of the season.  Your pup should be in on the good times, too!  And the best part about these recipes?  Since they’re made with all natural food grade ingredients, you can sample them yourself!