As you know, dogs primarily regulate their body temperature through panting—a natural activity that removes heat by passing cool air over the moist surfaces of the tongue and lungs.
Frozen dog treats are a fun and tasty way to help your dog cool down even faster. We’ve got two easy to make frozen “pupsicle” recipes below that are quick to create in your kitchen to help get your dog’s summer off on the right paw!
How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Pupsicle
To help cool canines, Southern California’s Just Food For Dogs developed their signature Pupsicles, frozen and healthy dog treats that are hand-made from USDA Certified human quality ingredients. Made fresh in a kitchen specifically catering to dogs, there are absolutely no preservatives, no added colors, no by-products or any other additives.
You can also make these tasty frozen dog treats at home!
The “sticks” are completely edible–they’re dog treats!
The frozen “sicle” part of the treat is yogurt based and includes all natural ingredients.
- 32 oz low-fat plain yogurt
- 2 mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 oz blueberries (chopped)
- Just Food For Dogs Peanut Butter Treats
- In a medium bowl, cream together mashed bananas, peanut butter and honey.
- Add yogurt and mix until blended.
- Place blueberries on the bottom of 3 oz freezable cups.
- Spoon yogurt mixture into cups and place in freezer until it is partially frozen, about an hour.
- Place a Just Food For Dogs Peanut Butter Treat in the center of the Pupsicle to create a stick and place back in the freezer until frozen, about two hours.
How to Make a Frozen Beef Pupsicle
Or does your dog prefer savory treats instead of sweet treats? In that case, how about a frozen beef treat?
Again, this treat also uses a dog treat as a “popsicle stick.”
You can use molds to create this frozen treat or even paper cups; just peel away the paper cup once the treat is frozen!
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- Just Food For Dogs Beef Treat
- Whisk yogurt and beef broth together until smooth.
- Spoon yogurt mixture into 3 oz cups and place in freezer until partially frozen.
- Place a Just Food For Dogs Beef Treat in the center of the Pupsicle to create a stick and place back in freezer until frozen, about two hours.
- To make smaller Pupsicles, use an ice cube tray in place of the 3 oz cups.
- To feed, pop the Pupsicle out of the cup and into a bowl by pressing on the bottom of the cup. Then serve.
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