Dog popsicles are a delicious and safe frozen treat your pup can enjoy during the warmer months. There pupsicles will help your pooch cool down on a hot day and are made with just a few everyday ingredients that are healthy for dogs to enjoy in moderation.
Do you like to enjoy frozen treats during the summertime but always find your pup salivating next to you trying to catch a bite? Well, as you can see from the picture above, our sweet cavoodle Chewy has certainly never been subtle in trying to demand bites of our popsicles.
After what felt like the millionth time I had Chewy on my back trying to eat my ice-cream I decided enough was enough and made up a special batch of Dog Popsicles, or “pupsicles” just for him.
The popsicles are made with just a few everyday ingredients you probably already have on hand, and you can get adventurous with them and try other flavours you know your pup enjoys.
I see a lot of cafes and even pet shops selling frozen dog treats for $5-$10 a pop, but why would you pay that when they are so easy to make at home? Save yourself some money and become your dog’s hero by making a batch of pupsicles this summer.
CAN I GIVE MY DOG POPSICLES?
Store-bought popsicles that are made for humans may not be so safe for dogs, given how much sugar is in them, not to mention loads of other not-so-nice ingredients. But homemade popsicles made with ingredients that are safe for dogs in moderation are perfectly fine.
If you’re worried about whether a food is safe for your dog to eat, the best bet is to consult your local vet!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE POPSICLE MOULDS?
Never fear if you don’t have popsicle moulds at home. You can use an ice cube tray instead! In fact, ice cube tray popsicles may be better if you have a smaller dog.
DOG POPSICLES INGREDIENTS LIST
These pupsicles are made with ingredients most of us always have on hand. Here’s what you’ll need (full measurements listed in the printable recipe card below)…
- Frozen Banana Slices
- Frozen Strawberry Slices
- Greek Yoghurt (OR use water instead if your pup can’t stomach Greek yoghurt)
- Dog Biscuits (these form the “stick” for the popsicle)
HOW TO MAKE DOG POPSICLES – STEP BY STEP
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until it forms a smoothie-like consistency.
Spoon the mixture into popsicle moulds.
Freeze for 30 minutes, then put the dog biscuits into each mould and pop back into the freezer until solid (at least 6 hours).
Let your pup enjoy whenever 🙂
HOW TO EASILY REMOVE THE PUPSICLE FROM THE MOULD
To remove your pupsicle from it’s mould with ease simply run it under a little warm (not hot) water for 10 seconds or until it releases.
TIPS FOR MAKING DOG POPSICLES
- If you’re dog doesn’t react well to Greek yoghurt, simply add a little bit of water instead and blend. You’ll still get a thick smoothie-like consistency.
- I use the cup attachment for our blender to make these but you can use your regular blender too. You may find you need to blend for awhile for the ingredients to come together nicely. I usually give my a few shakes during this process too. If it really isn’t blending down, you can add a little more Greek yoghurt or some water in to thin it out.
- Don’t have popsicle moulds? Just use an ice cube tray instead. In fact, ice cube tray size may be better for smaller dogs.
- Don’t have dog biscuits to use as the “popsicle sticks”? I sometimes use the sticks that came with our popsicle moulds, but just be aware that you’ll need to watch your dog eat it’s popsicle so it doesn’t bite or ingest it. If you’re holding the popsicle for them this really shouldn’t be an issue.
- Trying to remove your pupsicle from it’s mold and it won’t budge? Run it under a little warm (not hot) water until it releases.
- Pupsicles are MESSY! Let your dog enjoy them on the grass to avoid stains or messes.