Icy Fruit Pops for Pups
Looking for some inexpensive and simple ways to treat dogs this summer?! This is such a simple concept that will dogs (such as mine) seem to love all year round. Not to mention it is a refreshing treat for them to stay a little cooler during the summer heat. There are so many ways to make these treats. You can do them super fancy or very simple, but either way, I am certain your pup will love them! Mine definitely did (see proof at end of the post)! Enjoy this recipe and have fun with it, but as always, remember to check that all your ingredients are safe for dogs.
- Fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, apples, or pineapple. For more information about what fruits are safe (and not safe) for dogs check out:
this list by pet cube clicking here.
- Optional herb(s): parsley, oregano, rosemary, peppermint, basil, or dandelion. For more information about what herbs (or even spices) are safe (and not safe) for dogs check out:
this list by garden uity by clicking here.
- Coconut oil
What to do:
Blend all your desired combo of ingredients above except for the coconut oil and microwave them for about 1 minute (if frozen fruit) or 30 seconds if room temperature. Once the mixture has warmed up you can add your warmed coconut oil to the warm mixture and blend (to avoid it solidifying). Once it is all blended, pour it into an ice cube tray (if you have small consumers filling halfway is usually ideal so the size is smaller for them). If you want these to be exactly like popsicles for your pup add some popsicle sticks to the ice cubes before freezing or use a tray designed for re-useable popsicles! If you are just doing ice cubes, it is super convenient to store them in freezer bags for each flavor in your freezer so you can take one out at any time and continue to use your ice tray.
Too much work? No blender?
If that seems like too much work, you can always just freeze the coconut oil separately (add to ice cube tray first or last) or use it as a topping! If you don’t have a blender you can always just add the above ingredients to your tray and fill it with water, sometimes it is better like that depending on the dog!