We all remember the childhood joy of cooling down with a Popsicle on a hot summer day. Our dogs also love a frozen dog treat–and it’s super easy to make a popsicle for dogs–just call it a PUPsicle!
We all know that it doesn’t take much to make our dogs happy–and that holds true when it comes to dog treats, too! Frozen pupsicles are easy to make (and also provide some much-needed hydration on hot summer days). Here’s a round of eight easy pupsicle recipes (and, if you’d like more frozen treat recipes, download our free Dog Ice Cream Cookbook!)
Hamburger meat, frozen peas and water come together to create this tasty treat which can be portioned according to your dog’s size.
Our recipe for chicken brothsicles features both broth and chopped chicken. If you are rush, you can also just freeze chicken broth; either make your own chicken broth or purchase low-sodium chicken broth. However you choose to make it, all these are good options for avoiding dehydration, a scary, and sometimes life-threatening, condition. Dogs need almost one ounce of water per pound of their body weight daily. Your eight-pound Papillon needs one cup while your eighty pound Lab will need 2-1/2 quarts per day and more if he’s hot or active.
This treat is super simple and inexpensive to make using fruits you have on hand . NOTE: You can use any fruits you like but do NOT use grapes (or raisins) as they cause health problems in many dogs. This recipe is sweetened with Blackstrap molasses, rich with potassium and minerals; many swear by it for alleviating their dog’s symptoms of arthritis. Avoid too much molasses in your dog’s diet or it can cause digestive upset.
Created by Just Food for Dogs, these frozen popsicles for dogs features peanut butter, banana, honey, yogurt and blueberries–you very well might make one for you to enjoy, too!
Created by Doggy Dessert Chef, this easy to create frozen dessert is created in a ring (although you could also use small cups for smaller portions). Peanut butter and chopped fruit join healthy flax seeds for this icy treat.
These frozen treats were created by Bentley’s Pet Stuff as spooky Halloween treats for dogs–but with their frozen goodness, they make a great summer pupsicle as well. Made with frozen goat’s milk, the eye catching frozen treats feature a chicken foot as the “handle” of the pupsicle–a little extra crunch that dogs will love!
Yogurt and beef broth come together to create this easy to make homemade frozen treat developed by Just Food for Dogs.
OK, this might not be the most fragrant frozen treat to make but it’s sure popular with dogs! Created with the broth made by boiling chicken livers, this treat is quick and easy (and very inexpensive) to make.